A- A+

Project Spotlights: Hy-Vee, Perishable Distributors of Iowa, Zirous

July 27, 2017

At their July meeting, the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board of Directors approved financial assistance on three projects that The Partnership team assisted.

  • Hy-Vee is planning the construction of a new 202,000 square-foot building in Ankeny to manufacture bakery products and ready-to-eat foods and to assemble food kits for its 244 stores. The $64.4 million project is expected to create 209 jobs.
  • Perishable Distributors of Iowa, a subsidiary of Hy-Vee, Inc., is planning a $21.6 million, 108,000 square-foot expansion for its warehouse in Ankeny.
  • Zirous, Inc., an information technology and consulting company, has partnered with Oracle and Hortonworks to offer their technology benefits to customers. Zirous plans to create 11 jobs and invest $550,000 in their facility. Zirous is investing $1.7 million on research and development.

Learn more about recent development projects in DSM.

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 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,100 Regional Business Members and more than 330 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.