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Van Meter Vision Park

Van Meter

Site Information

Van Meter Vision Park at 365th Street is located in Van Meter on the western edge of the Greater Des Moines (DSM) metropolitan area. With 336 acres available, the park is zoned as a Business Park District. All utilities are to the site or readily accessible. The property is, 2.5 miles from the nearest Interstate and is 23 minutes from the Des Moines International Airport.  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 DSM region is known as a great place for doing business due in-part to its competitive business climate. Companies looking to locate or expand here can pursue several incentive opportunities such as Industrial Tax Abatement or Tax Increment Financing (TIF) programs. The State of Iowa also offers additional opportunities to incentivize businesses making positive impacts on job creation and job training. 

Site at a Glance

Site Name: Van Meter Vision Park

Location: Van Meter

Site Size: 300+ acres

Zoning: BP-1 Business Park District

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

Water Infrastructure: Yes

Wastewater Infrastructure: Yes

Electric Infrastructure: Yes

Natural Gas Infrastructure: Yes

Transportation Infrastructure: Distance to 4-Lane Highway: 3.5 miles
Distance to Interstate: 2.5 miles
Nearest Major Air Hub + Travel Time: Des Moines International Airport (Travel Time: 23 minutes)


Van Meter, Iowa is a small community, but within a 1-2 minute drive of Interstate 80, which means big city amenities are within easy access. Proximity to the Interstate also provides efficient commute times for workers coming from the nearby metropolitan area of DSM. Plus, a low cost of living as a perk for prospective workforce. Additionally, with a cost of doing business 12% lower than the national average (Moody’s Analytics), companies can do something greater while making a positive impact on their bottom line. 

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. 

Something Greater is Within Reach 

Interested in the Van Meter Vision Park 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.