Prairie View Industrial Center

Ames, Iowa
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Large certified site

730 acres

Educated workforce

Near Iowa State University

Rail connected

Connected to Union Pacific

Highway and interstate access

Adjacent to U.S. Highway 30 and Interstate 35

Airport access

Des Moines International Airport

Enhanced power options

Energy solutions tailored to fit your needs

Site overview

Prairie View Industrial Center is located in the heart of the Midwest in Ames, Iowa. It encompasses 730 acres of flat land just east of Interstate 35 and north of four-lane U.S. Highway 30. The property is served by the Union Pacific Railroad and allows immediate access to one of North America’s premiere research institutions, Iowa State University.

Ames is located just 30 miles north of Des Moines – the largest city in Iowa – and has a Combined Statistical Area (CSA) of over 795,000. Iowa State University hosts 36,000 students alone, with a record enrollment of 9,000 within the engineering field.

Site details

Available acres: 730
Topography: Flat
Zoning: Agriculture
Site certification: Quest Site Solutions
Adjacent available acres: 0
Setting: Industrial center
Within city limits: Yes


Nearest interstate: Interstate 35 (western boundary of the site)
Nearest four-lane highway: U.S. Highway 30 (southern boundary of the site)
Nearest commercial airport: Des Moines International Airport (39 miles)
Rail served: Yes – Union Pacific


Electric: Alliant Energy
– Primary voltage: 12.5kV
– Capacity: 30 MW
– Voltage of nearest transmission lines: 69kV and 161kV
– Looped: Yes
Gas: Alliant Energy
– Main: 10 inches
– Pressure: 10″ 420 psi and 10″ 120 psi

Sewer distribution: City of Ames
– Peak capacity at plant per day: 8.6 million gallons
– BOD lbs per day: 12,430 lbs per day
– TSS lbs per day: 11,560 lbs per day

Water distribution: City of Ames
– Peak capacity at plant per day: 15 million gallons
– Pressure: 50-55 psi
Telecommunications: 1 Gbps fiber optic line at site

Prairie View Industrial Center

County Road E41 (Lincoln Highway)
Ames, Iowa 50010
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Sale price: $25,000 per acre


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Locating in Ames

Centrally and conveniently located in the heart of the Midwest and Iowa, Ames is known for its healthy, stable economy, flourishing cultural environment, and the world renowned university.

Ames is an attractive location for new businesses to locate and for existing businesses to expand. World class companies including 3M, Barilla, BASF, Boehringer Ingelheim, Danfoss, Syngenta, and many others are located in Ames. The community’s commitment to excellence is contagious.

Home of Iowa State University with student enrollment around 36,500. Ames is vital to the Cultivation Corridor, the Ames-Des Moines Corridor with an estimated population of 764,300.

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Mark Seckman
Senior Business Attraction Manager
(319) 786-4392