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Economic Development Momentum: Helena Industries, NeXT1

Economic Development Momentum

The Iowa Economic Development Authority Board of Directors has approved financial assistance for the following projects. The Greater Des Moines Partnership’s economic development team worked with the City of Des Moines on both projects.

  • Helena Industries, LLC, a subsidiary of Helena Agri-Enterprises LLC headquartered in Collierville, Tennessee, is considering a major expansion project at its facility in the City of Des Moines Agrimergent Park. The $47 million project will include a 100,000-square-foot facility for the production of multiple agriculture herbicides, a 50,000-square-foot facility for a flowable manufacturing plant, and a 200,000 square-foot warehouse. The project will create 25 jobs. Helena Industries is a toll manufacturer of chemical products and it has four plants in the United States, including the Des Moines facility.
  • NeXT1, Inc.’s mission is to find innovative scientific and medical technologies and move them toward commercialization. The initial project includes DNA/RNA storage techniques. NeXT1 plans to lease a newly constructed facility in Des Moines, located on Second Avenue. The construction cost associated with the building is $1.5 million. The project will create 23 scientific and technical jobs.

Learn more about these projects. 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.

Greater Des Moines Partnership

DSM USA is the regional identifier for Greater Des Moines (DSM). DSM USA is a bold statement to the world: This is a welcoming, diverse and vibrant community with affordable and accessible amenities for residents and businesses. This regional identifier is the result of significant quantitative and qualitative research. The Partnership will champion the DSM USA message, and encourages its Investors, its more than 6,000 Regional Business Members and DSM USA Ambassadors to help share the region's story with One Voice.