Urbandale regularly collaborates with Iowa Workforce Development and regional partners to produce an in-depth analysis of the labor pool available to Urbandale area businesses:

There are several key industries that thrive in Urbandale. The following are studies that detail the employment profile in each:

Job Training

Des Moines Area Community College offers businesses access to an array of training and consulting services. More information on this as well as local and state resources available on the incentives page.

Higher Education

Des Moines Area Community College: Iowa’s largest community college, with over 35,000 credit students and 40,000 continuing education students, has 3 campuses serving Urbandale.

Iowa State University: Major research university located 30 minutes north of Urbandale. Known for its programs in science, engineering, and agriculture.

Drake University: In neighboring Des Moines, Drake is renowned for its undergraduate programs in business, law, and pharmacy, as well as graduate programs including business administration and law.

Purdue University Global: Satellite campus based in Urbandale which has multiple professional accreditation programs.

Links to Additional Workforce Resources

Iowa Jobs: No-cost statewide database of online job postings.

Iowa Workforce Development: Comprehensive statewide system of employment services, education and regulation of health, safety and employment laws.

Greater Des Moines Partnership: Resources on talent development ranging from job-seeking resources to education.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce: Database of job openings of Urbandale Chamber members.