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Economic Development Momentum: Amazon, Wright Services Corporation, Fidelity & Guaranty Life

February 14, 2020

The Iowa Economic Development Authority Board of Directors has approved financial assistance for the following projects.

  • Amazon.com, Inc. announced plans to open its first fulfillment center in the state of Iowa in the city of Bondurant. The site, which is anticipated to launch in late 2020, will create 1,000 new full-time jobs with industry leading pay and comprehensive benefits starting on day one. The Partnership team worked with Ryan Companies, the Eastern Polk Innovation Collaborative and City of Bondurant, MidAmerican Energy Company, Des Moines Area Community College and the Iowa Economic Development Authority on this project. MORE>
  • Wright Service Corporation (WSC) is a family of companies that provide integrated vegetation management solutions, technology solutions and support, commercial environmental products, and residential/commercial landscaping and tree care. Headquartered in West Des Moines, WSC has operations throughout the United States and Canada. WSC will invest $23.5 million in a new 80,000 square-foot headquarters in West Des Moines. The project will create 13 jobs. The Partnership team and the City of West Des Moines assisted the company on this project. MORE>
  • Fidelity & Guaranty Life (F&G) is planning a $9.4 million expansion. F&G is expanding its corporate headquarters in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) to accommodate anticipated company growth. This project will create 60 jobs. The new office location will include approximately 83,000 square feet of leased office space and a complete tenant improvement build out. The new space will have new furniture and technology components, include a variety of work and meeting settings. In business for 60 years, F&G provides retirement and life insurance solutions for nearly 700,000 customers. The Partnership team and the City of Des Moines Office of Economic Development assisted the company on this project. MORE> 

Learn more about recent development projects in DSM. Interested in relocating or expanding a business in DSM? Learn about available sites and buildings.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.