Architecture and Construction

Check out Iowa’s blueprint for development, construction and architecture.

It is forecasted that, across the state, demand for construction and development expertise will grow over the coming years because of very high activity — including building new manufacturing facilities, major data centers, residential projects and flood recovery efforts — in various parts of the state. All of this is on top of the normal construction and development going on in all sectors due to Iowa’s growing economy.

Over the past two years, there have been about 9,500 large construction locations throughout Iowa.

The construction sector comprises more than five percent of all employment in Iowa across building, highway and utility construction, and construction engineering. Several Iowa communities are among the fastest-growing in the country, so residential and commercial construction is booming. And, over the next four years, more than $3.5 billion will be spend in Iowa on interstate, highway and infrastructure construction.

Design comes first.

Along with construction and development, architects make a significant impact on Iowa’s economy. In addition to supporting Iowa’s business output by designing corporate buildings and facilities for manufacturing and other industrial needs, Iowa architects help rural communities maintain their unique identities by rehabilitating main street buildings with historical context.

Architecture firms in Iowa employ almost 2,000 individuals and account for an economic output of more than $175 million annualy.

If you build it, they will come.

The Iowa Area Development Group has helped 2,000 expanding companies invest more than $10 billion in new locations and site construction.

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