Ames EDC

Prairie View Industrial Center

Prairie View Industrial Center is located in the heart of the Midwest in Ames, Iowa. It encompasses 617 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: 617
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

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Questions/serious inquiries should contact Dan Culhane, President & CEO, at or 515-232-2310

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