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- Economic Development -

- Granger Past, Present, & Future -

Granger is an emerging community that has experienced significant growth in the first decade of the twenty-first century that is expected to continue into the future.  While Granger was founded on a strong basis of agricultural and mineral resources, the past century has seen the city transform into a supporting contributor to the larger metropolitan area.  The city has a dynamic position in relationship to the environmental amenities and vibrant civic/cultural features of Central Iowa.  Demand for development presents wide-ranging opportunities for the city that shall make the Granger area a unique recreational destination.  With the support of a new economic base, the residential-based community shall continue its growth in a progressive manner.  The City of Granger Comprehensive Plan provides an inclusive vision of the city’s future.

- Community -

Granger has 1.45 square miles of land area.  As of 2010, the total Granger population is 1,244, which has grown 113.38% since 2000, the sixth fastest growing community in the State of Iowa.  The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 4.10% and is much higher than the national average rate of 9.71%.  This rapid population growth indicates Granger is a developing community.

- Population -

The statistical age breakdown reinforces that statement, in that the proportion of young families and their children should be well represented. Twenty-five percent of Granger’s population is between age 35 and 54, while 32% of Granger’s population is under 19 years of age; 25% of the population is 20 to 34 in age, while 9% of the population in 55 to 69 and the final 9% of the population is 70 years and above.  This trend of a younger population base would seem to be opposite of the larger Iowa aggregate.

- Location -

Granger is located close to the center of Iowa and about 15 miles northwest of Des Moines. Granger’s corporate boundaries lay in both Dallas and Polk counties. The existing major transportation thoroughfares that access the City of Granger are Iowa Highways 17, 141, and 415.  Additionally, County Highways F31 and R30 provide access through the City of Granger. Numerous paved and unpaved county roads service all directions of ingress/egress.  Presently, the City of Granger has three primary, two secondary, five tertiary, and three future entrances.

- Education -

Granger has a fast-growing public school system for elementary age students with expansion of building and modern classroom facilities in 2013.

- Water & Sewer Services -

Water and sewer services are provided through proprietary systems owned and maintained by the city.  Newly installed well fields and water processing plant were put into operation in 2009.  A new sewer treatment facility was constructed and put into operation in 2015.

- Fire & Medical Services -

Fire and medical services are city owned and all vehicles are recently purchased, & supports its own police department which also has recently purchased vehicles.

- Civic Organizations -

There are several civic organizations that allow residents to be engaged in community projects. These organizations include: the Friends of the Library supporting the Granger Public Library; the Partners of the Park supporting a very active Park and Recreation department; and the Granger Days committee engaged in planning the city’s annual festival.

- GEDA & Business -

GEDA

Granger Economic Development Association (GEDA) is a group of business and community leaders dedicated to the economic growth and quality of life in the Granger community. We are committed to devoting the time and resources for positive growth of the Granger community.

We can help you find answers to all your questions about doing business in the Granger area.

Overview of Business, and Life, in the Granger, Dallas County and the Des Moines metro area.

Available Sites and Available Buildings in commercial areas and a network of commercial brokers in the Granger area.

Community Data on all aspects of Granger, Dallas County and the Des Moines metro area.

Contacts and Tips for working with local and state government.

Access to Business Leaders who know the community.

Fast, personal and confidential service

We will provide you with a network of strategic allies who understand the questions you have, and the services you need, during the business relocation or expansion process. Take a look at our community and area and you will understand the benefits of choosing to locate in Granger.

Contacts:

City Hall: 515-999-2210

GEDA Accomplishments
Housing
Local Businesses

- Economic Development -

The nonprofit Granger Economic Development Association has actively supported and encouraged creating a favorable environment for economic growth.  Opportunities for new business and retail operations are potential because of a young workforce population coming from in and around the Granger area; access to major road systems; availability of diverse recreation facilities; highly improved school facilities; dependable city infrastructure and abundant potable water resources; and caring community.

- Growth -

While Granger is poised to embrace growth in population and business, it also offers a small-town atmosphere that is family friendly and economically strong.  Come see and . . . Believe it!

- Maps & Zoning -

Interested in building or doing business in Granger? Find city maps & zoning information here.

- Granger Business Climate -

Granger Economic Development Association (GEDA) is a group of business and community leaders dedicated to the economic growth and quality of life in the Granger community. We are committed to devoting the time and resources for positive growth of the Granger community.