Located in the western Des Moines Metro Area, Waukee attracts an abundance of talented personnel. Drawn by affordable housing, extraordinary schools and exceptional community involvement, Waukee’s workforce enjoys a quality of life unmatched by any other city. Engaged primarily in finance/insurance, healthcare, education, retail and professional services, Waukee is a ready-to-work community that is open to opportunity. The Greater Des Moines, Iowa Laborshed Area, which includes of course Des Moines, Waukee and other neighboring communities, offers a total potential labor force of 722,707 employees.
Waukee is dedicated to cultivating a business-friendly environment and maintaining a skilled workforce. The Waukee Community School District’s APEX Program aims to provide students with education and experience in the Waukee area’s key industries. Area businesses partner with the APEX associates for work-mentorship opportunities.