Choosing a Location

Ideally situated along Interstate 80 and very near the Interstate 35 corridor, Altoona has excellent access to transportation.  There are three interchanges from Interstate 80 to enter the community.  Due to those advantages along transportation routes, we have become home to many warehouses and distribution centers.  The world's largest data center, Meta, is proud to call Altoona home.  Once completed, Meta will have over 5 million square feet of data center space in Altoona.

Additionally, Altoona is home to over 20,000 residents and major tourism destinations.  Your hospitality, retail, or service business would be a great fit. 

The Des Moines International Airport, Iowa’s largest airport, is only a 25-minute drive away. The airport provides non-stop service to many destinations and one-stop service to larger cities. 

Finding the best location for your business is our goal.  The links below will help you identify the opportunities available to you in Altoona.

  • LocationOne (LOIS) – a list of available sites and buildings located in Altoona. The search criteria under the Property Search function is “IA-Altoona”.
  • Traffic Counts – these maps are updated every four years by the Iowa DOT. If there is specific information you would like to see on specific streets or intersections, please ask and we will provide whatever data we may have.  The linked map is from 2016, the latest numbers from the Iowa DOT.