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Greater Des Moines’ (DSM’s) prime location at the heart of Iowa and in the middle of the Midwest attracts new and growing logistics businesses. Distribution centers and warehouses can tap into paramount real estate right next to Interstates 80 and 35, several active railroads with full-time switching service and a lower cost of doing business compared to other regions — allowing them to do something greater here while saving money on their bottom line. 

8035 Logistics

Growing Business in DSM: Amazon

Growing Business in DSM: RUAN Companies

Reliable Workforce

In addition to being a logistical sweet spot, DSM is also home to reliable, educated workers. Seventy-eight percent of workers have five years or more of experience in their current job field. Job training may reimburse up to $5,000 per job, depending on the added payroll.

Greater Des Moines’ (DSM) Logistics and Distribution Centers

Average Electricity Rate

  • Amazon
  • Bridgestone/Firestone
  • Briggs Healthcare
  • Capital City Fruit
  • Casey’s General Stores, Inc.
  • CDS Global
  • Daimler Trucks North America
  • FedEx
  • Interstate Batteries
  • Loffredo Fresh Produce Co., Inc.
  • Merchants Distribution Service
  • NAPA Distribution Center
  • Owens & Minor
  • PDM
  • PDI
  • Power Distributors
  • Ruan Companies
  • Sysco Iowa
  • TMC Transportation
  • TORO
  • UPS
  • U.S. AutoForce
  • XPO Logistics