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Oskaloosa Innovation Park


Site Information

Oskaloosa Innovation Park, at the junction of Highway 23 and South 35th Street on the south side of Oskaloosa, is zoned for general industrial development with 499.6 acres available. Utilities including electricity, natural gas, water and sewer are available. The site is also certified as development-ready through the state of Iowa’s site readiness program, administered by the Iowa Economic Development Authority.

The land Is less than five miles from Highway 163, a four-lane divided highway. Union Pacific Railroad is the rail carrier servicing the site and a rail feasibility study is underway to determine justification of a transload facility. A regional airport has been proposed approximately 10 miles from the property, and the Des Moines International Airport is a 65-mile drive away. 

Curious about incentives? Property tax abatement and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) are potential perks in choosing to develop this location. 

Site at a Glance

Site Name: Oskaloosa Innovation Park

Location: Oskaloosa

Site Size: 300+ acres

Zoning: Agricultural, Industrial

Site Designation: DSM RFI Ready, Phase 1 Environmental Study Complete, State Certified Program

Water Infrastructure: Yes

Wastewater Infrastructure: Yes

Electric Infrastructure: Other

Natural Gas Infrastructure: Other

Transportation Infrastructure: Distance to 4-Lane Highway: 4 miles
Distance to Interstate: 60 miles
Direct Rail Acces: Yes
Nearest Major Air Hub + Travel Time: Des Moines International Airport; 65 minutes


The Greater Des Moines (DSM) region is uniquely stationed as a logistical sweet spot. The area is located at the convergence of Interstates 80 and 35, is part of the USMCA corridor, boasts access to three Class I railroads at a regional transload facility in Des Moines and also has a foreign trade zone. Furthermore, the nearby Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) provide a strong talent pipeline for logistics, supply chain management, transportation and other complementary degrees and trades. With a cost of doing business 12% lower than the national average (Moody’s Analytics) and accolades like #1 Best Place for Young Professionals in 2023 (Forbes), companies can do something greater here while making their dollar go farther, too. 

About DSM RFI Ready  

DSM RFI Ready sites meet rigorous 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.  

Do Something Greater Here 

DSM is a pro-business community, where affordability meets highly educated and motivated talent in a prime location. Ready to get going? Reach out to Alex Lynch, Economic Development Project Director, to access a full report on this site and to learn more about doing business in DSM.