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Dreher Land


Site Information

The Dreher Land site is located along 5th Street in Adair, Iowa, on the northeast corner of Exit 76, Interstate 80. The 33.95 acre site is zoned primarily for general commercial use. Site infrastructure, including electricity, water and sewer are all nearby, within 300 feet. This property has close access to transportation amenities. It is within a half-mile of both Interstate 80 and rail access. Additionally, the Des Moines International Airport is about 1 hour from the site.  

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) may be available, with additional property tax relief and other stimulus opportunities for application, based on the project. 

Site at a Glance

Site Name: Dreher Land

Location: Adair

Site Size: 0-50 acres

Zoning: Commercial

Site Designation: DSM RFI Ready

Water Infrastructure: Yes

Wastewater Infrastructure: Yes

Electric Infrastructure: Adjacent to Site

Natural Gas Infrastructure: Yes

Transportation Infrastructure: Distance to 4-Lane Highway: 0.5 miles
Distance to Interstate: 0.5 miles
Direct Rail Access: Within 0.5 miles Nearest Major Air Hub + Travel Time: Des Moines International Airport (Travel Time: 63 minutes)


Adair, Iowa — located in the outer laying areas of the Greater Des Moines (DSM) metro area— has several advantages as a logistical hub for businesses choosing to locate and expand here. The DSM region is stationed at the sweet spot of major Interstates 80 and 35. As part of the USMCA corridor, businesses here have access to three Class I railroads at a regional transload facility and can take advantage of DSM's foreign trade zone. Furthermore, businesses find a strong pipeline for their workforce. Both Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) provide access to educated talent in fields ranging from logistics, supply chain management, transportation and other complementary areas of trade. Boasting a cost of doing business 12% lower than the national average (Moody’s Analytics), companies can do something greater here in DSM.

About DSM RFI Ready 

DSM RFI Ready sites meet extensive documentation requirements and have been evaluated by economic development practitioners to ensure site selection consultants and corporate real estate executives can readily access the data needed to drive decisions.

Grow in DSM 

Interested in the Dreher Land site and business opportunities in DSM? Access full data on the site and see how you can join competitive, growing companies doing something greater in DSM. Reach out to Alex Lynch, Economic Development Project Director, to get started.