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Experience the Dallas County Difference

The Greater Dallas County Development Alliance is a public/private partnership that seeks to connect local communities with global businesses and industries within Dallas County, Iowa, the fastest-growing county in Iowa and one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation.

Through our centralized hub of resources, we simplify the information-gathering process and highlight the Dallas County difference, fostering economic development and making Dallas County a great place to live, work, play, and do business.

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Rachel Wacker

Executive Director

Rachel Wacker is the executive director of the Greater Dallas County Development Alliance. Wacker has a combined 10 years of experience in community and economic development with proficient knowledge on the topics of supporting business development and expansion efforts, urban renewal projects, business retention and expansion, lead generation, tax increment financing, and attraction marketing. Wacker has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communication from Iowa State University and is currently enrolled in the Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute program.

Alliance Partners

  • Accurate Commercial
  • Alliant Energy
  • Black Hills Energy
  • CenturyLink3
  • CMT
  • Dallas County Hospital
  • Denman & Company
  • Diligent Development/Peoples
  • Earlham Savings Bank
  • Executive Technology
  • Gilcrest Jewett
  • Guthrie County REC
  • HR Green
  • Hotel Pattee
  • Hurd Real Estate
  • ITC Midwest
  • JSC Properties, Inc.
  • Kuder
  • McGough Construction
  • Ryan Companies
  • Sioux City Brick & Tile
  • Snyder & Associates
  • Strategic Land Man
  • Trost Development
  • Tyson Fresh Meats
  • Veenstra and Kimm
  • Wiese Industries
  • Xenia Rural Water

Our Board of Directors

President: Sven Peterson, City Administor for City of Perry
Vice President: Ryan Peterson, President of Impact7G, Inc.
Treasurer: Clyde Evans, Director of Community and Economic Development at City of West Des Moines
Secretary: Katie Lord, Business & Community Development Manager for MidAmerican Energy Company
Past President: Alex Broderick, Senior Real Estate Manager at Ryan Companies

Officer: Aaron Chittenden, Business Solutions Consultant at Des Moines Area Community College
Officer: Jennifer Brown
Officer: Mark Hanson, Board of Supervisors for Dallas County
Officer: Greg Wilde, Business Development Manager at The Samuels Group, Inc.

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