A bright light from west for Newton, county in midst of 'gloomy' news week
This week’s announcement by Facebook that is was locating a $300 million “server farm” right at Jasper County’s doorstep in Altoona was a watershed moment.
No longer is significant, non-retail economic development in the Des Moines metropolitan area focused on the western suburbs. Now, the east side of the metro is just as capable of saying it can draw successful international companies.
And even though this development isn’t happening in Jasper County, it will have a profound economic impact on our county and our communities.
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