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In Greater Des Moines (DSM), distribution centers and warehouses have access to prime real estate right next to Interstates 80 and 35 and several active railroads with full-time switching service. Area businesses also enjoy easy access to major metropolitan areas such as Minneapolis, Chicago, Omaha, Kansas City and St. Louis.

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.

DSM Logistics and Advanced Manufacturing Employment Overview

Greater Des Moines’ (DSM) Logistics and Distribution Centers

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  • 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

Doing Business in DSM Synopsis

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