John Deere building new office in Ankeny, Iowa
Under a development agreement between the Ankeny, Iowa, City Council and John Deere Des Moines Works, the Moline, Illinois-based company, will construct a $15 million, 60,000 square-foot single story office building on the company’s existing Ankeny campus.
The city is supporting the project by rebating a portion of the property taxes related to the project for 10 years. Once the office complex is completed, 220 employees temporarily located at Deere & Company’s Johnston facility, will return to Ankeny to support local manufacturing operations.
“This action is another important step as we continue to invest to meet worldwide customer demand for John Deere products,” said John Teeple, Des Moines Works factory manager. “Having all our key personnel under one roof helps ensure the successful launch of our new product programs and further our commitment to delivering on our enterprise strategy."
Work could begin as early as this fall with substantial construction beginning next spring.
“John Deere Des Moines Works has deep roots in Ankeny since it was founded here in 1947,” said Ankeny Mayor Gary Lorenz. “When a company like John Deere continues to invest in our community, it sends a strong message to the business community that our leaders work together and that Ankeny can meet the needs of companies looking to invest here.”