Trade and Transportation Facilities
Central Iowa has many physical facilities that support trade and goods movement. Des Moines is conveniently located at the crossroads of America at the intersection of two major U.S. interstate highways – Interstate 80 east/west and Interstate 35 north/south.
Des Moines offers Foreign Trade Zone #107, which provides special customs procedures that defer or eliminate import-export fees for businesses engaged in international trade.
Iowa’s largest commercial service airport, Des Moines International Airport, serves Des Moines with air passenger, air cargo, and airfreight services. The Des Moines International Airport also serves as Iowa’s only Port of Entry.
The Union Pacific, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe, the Norfolk Southern, and the Iowa Interstate Railroads also serve Des Moines. The menu on the left-hand side of the page offers additional information about specific types of facilities available in Des Moines.