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Posted on: February 1, 2023

Retailers expected to follow Target to burgeoning Waukee (Business Record)

Concept model showing Target store and large parking lot full of cars

Over the past two years, the city of Waukee has added an average of five new residents a day, a review of data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows. The Dallas County community, now with nearly 26,500 residents, is Iowa’s fastest-growing large city. The median age of its residents is 34; its median household income is $94,371. Those are among the statistics that caught the attention of Target Corp. officials, who this month confirmed plans to open a store in Waukee.

Attracting Target to Waukee “cements the fact that Waukee and this area have arrived,” said Riley Hogan, senior vice president at CBRE, which has offices in West Des Moines. “Anytime that you can get a national retailer like Target, it will hopefully open the eyes of others to recognize that this area has something unique to offer.”

Hogan and others expect other, smaller retailers to follow Target to the burgeoning Waukee, which already sports a Fleet Farm, at least three grocery-store chains, and dozens of restaurants, coffee shops, yoga studios and other commercial enterprises.

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