The Des Moines Metro is often referred to as the “Hartford of the West” because of the high concentration of insurance companies compared to other metros in the United States. An integral part of the Metro, Urbandale has become a hub for insurance and financial services, attracting companies with its modern facilities and top talent.
Delta Dental of Iowa is the largest dental benefits provider in the state, serving nearly 1 million members. Demand for Delta Dental’s services, which include dental and vision insurance, has helped the company grow 30 percent since its move into its Urbandale location in 2010. A major expansion in 2014 nearly doubled the size of Delta Dental’s energy-efficient, modern facility to 51,000 square feet, to house their nearly 150 employees in Urbandale. “Urbandale is a vibrant community that offers a mix of retail, restaurants and residential options that are attractive to our employees." Delta Dental also appreciates their central location in Urbandale which makes it easy to tap into a talent pool of hard-working, skilled employees. “Urbandale’s city leaders have been great partners in our growth… Like us, they keep their focus on the future and work had to make Iowa a better place to live.” – Jeff Russell, President and CEO