Economic Development

It is an exciting time in the Carlisle area!

Carlisle is attractive to many due to its location nearby 4-lane divided highways in Warren and Polk Counties and close access to air and rail service. Residents can expect shorter trips than from almost any other suburb in the metro to the Des Moines International Airport, Jordan Creek Mall, Interstates 35 and 80, and most other points of interest in the metro. You can see downtown Des Moines from Carlisle. We’re that close to everything!

Business in Carlisle is poised to take advantage of the commercial development opportunities afforded by the recently completed Hwy 5/Hwy 65 Des Moines beltway system. Businesses in Carlisle have quick access to the I-35/80 Interstates and are only 15 minutes from the Des Moines International Airport and 20 minutes from downtown Des Moines, Iowa’s capital city. The Des Moines metro area is “The Best Place in the U.S. to locate a Company” according to Expansion Management Magazine (July 2003). The city of Carlisle and Warren County are “Naturally Set for Your Success!”

 

Carlisle has many options for businesses to locate or expand. The Scotch Ridge Business Park and Gateway Business Park offer medium-size and larger development sites for businesses to choose from, and there are many options downtown and around the community for retail and commercial space as well.