Industry Today Volume 21 Issue 2

DSM is also a community that values sustain- ability. MidAmerican Energy, the region’s electric provider, has a goal of being powered by 100 per- cent renewable energy. Currently, MidAmerican Energy is adding 2,000 megawatts of wind power. Great location The Norwalk business park Michael Foods de- cided to build on started out as a 55-acre certified shovel-ready site, which proved crucial. As the closest certified site to DSM, it didn’t take long to fill all 55-acres with job creating development. In fact, it took less than 12 months, which is a first for the state and a big win for the region. In 2017, Windsor Windows purchased 27 of those acres and constructed a 160,000-manufacturing facility. Michael Food’s $85 million project will be the largest implementation in the business park to date. Being part of Post Holdings Inc., one of the world leaders in consumer packaged goods, the region is confident the addition of the Michael Foods facility will continue to spark interest from other major players across industries. DSM’s land, talent pool and location make it a no-brainer for any business. INDUSTRY TODAY 67 FEATURE GREATER DES MOINES