The tech sector is growing steadily in Urbandale. From new startups to established companies, Urbandale is brimming with opportunities for the tech-savvy and innovative. Urbandale adds value to employees’ experience by offering connections to statewide professional associations and to the quality of life amenities people in this sector value most.
State Incentives for Data Centers
Depending on the size of the investment, data centers are eligible for 50 or 100 percent refund on sales and use tax for:
- Electricity purchased for use in data center
- Power infrastructure equipment
- Computer purchases
- Temperature control equipment
- Cooling tower equipment
- Racking systems, including cabling
Featured Business: IP Pathways
Founded in 2007, IP Pathways has grown from a fledging start-up to a thriving firm. The company prides itself on offering professional IT services and personalized customer service. The firm cut the ribbon on their new Urbandale data center in summer 2014. While IP Pathways has added offices in Omaha and Overland Park, Kansas, two-thirds of the company’s employees are based in Urbandale, which offers an accessible, central location. “This is a great place to live and work. Urbandale has been extremely supportive of IP Pathways.” – Sean Lair, Vice President of Engineering.