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Boone Industrial Park, Phase II, Boone

Boone Industrial Park, Phase II

Boone Industrial Park, Boone, Iowa

The 150-acre Boone Industrial Park (Phase II) is a greenfield area immediately north of the current park, strategically located near the I-35 and I-80 corridor and only a few minutes north of U.S. Highway 30 in Boone. This site is ready for light or heavy industrial development, is served by short-line rail provided by the BSVRR, and fed by Union Pacific Railroad’s transcontinental freight service.


Dan Culhane

  • Four-lane highway access
  • Rail

The city of Boone is best known as a historic railroad town, and is often associated with the heroine Kate Shelley who saved a passenger train from crashing into the Des Moines River in the late 1800’s. The community sits along the eastern edge of the lush habitat of the of the river valley that cuts through the middle of the county leaving a wide swath of natural beauty, flora and fauna that exists in a level of diversity found nowhere else in the state. This greenbelt provides numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation year-round. Many people flock to Boone County to enjoy a peaceful float down the river, or a scenic bike ride across the famous High Trestle Trail Bridge. Others come for a memorable trip on the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad train. Still others to camp, fish or hike.

Boone was recently named the best small-town in America by Realtor.com and the “best up and coming” housing market in Iowa by Insurify. The community boasts great public and private schools pre-K through 12 and is the site of a Des Moines Area Community College campus that is home to all of the college system’s athletic programs. Boone sits 15 minutes from a major research institution, Iowa State University, and little more than one-half hour north of the Des Moines metro, with a laborshed measured at over 420,000.

Boone County Economic Growth Corporation