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Promoting and Assisting new and existing businesses by encourage economic development, and enhancing the quality of life in the Greater Carlisle Area.

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Chamber Address

 

P.O. Box 487
27 School Street
Carlisle, IA 50047

 

Office Hours

 

Tuesday    10:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday   10:00am - 2:00pm
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Executive Director


Barb Rasko
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515.210.3571 (cell)
515.989.4216 (office)
515.961.5155 (fax)

 

Affiliate Member(s)

Member with Carlisle Chamber

Economic Development

 

Bounty Program

 

 

Do you have a family member, college buddy, or executive friend who is thinking of opening a new location and are looking  for a great place to locate. Commercial property owners in Carlisle are offering five thousand dollars as a reward to any person who refers a new business to Carlisle that ultimately builds on participating land. The participating land owners have commercial properties available in two new business parks located at the Highway 5/65 Bypass on the west side of Carlisle.

 

Submit the lead, the business name and contact information, to the City of Carlisle for your chance to be awarded $5,000. City Administrator Andrew Lent will follow up with the prospect. Bounty money will be paid by the person or group who owns the land that is selected by the new business. For questions or to submit a business lead please contact Carlisle City Administrator, Andy Lent at 515-989-3224, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

See details at www.wcedc.com.

 

It Is an Exciting Time in the Carlisle Area

Carlisle is attractive to many since it is located on 4-lane divided highways in Warren and Polk Counties with direct access to air and rail service. Residents can expect shorter trips than from almost any other suburb in the metro to the Des Moines International Airport, Jordan Creek Mall, Interstates 35 and 80, and most other points of interest in the metro. You can see downtown Des Moines from Carlisle. We’re that close to everything!

Carlisle is expected to be the next area of rapid growth in the Des Moines area. This chart provides a look at what is expected to be amazing growth in the area by 2019. 

 

 

Residents and families choose to live in and move to Carlisle because of the great quality of life for all ages, the numerous opportunities to get involved and make a difference, and the fun and friendships they find here.  

 

Carlisle has many options for residents to live and businesses to locate or expand. Randleman Ridge and Danamere Farms offer single-family options, and Danamere has multi-family options, too.  The Scotch Ridge Business Park and Gateway Business Park offer medium-size and larger development sites for businesses to choose from, and there are options downtown and around the community for retail and commercial as well.

 

The City of Carlisle, Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce, and Warren County Economic Development are working together to assure that, even with the exciting, expected growth, Carlisle will retain its natural setting and small town charm. To learn more about the opportunities to locate in Carlisle click here.

 

Greater Carlisle Community Foundation - The purpose of the foundation is to support and encourage programs and organizations that enhance education, community betterment, arts and culture, health, and human services.

 

Demographics - Demographic break down of the City of Carlisle.

Carlisle Population: 3,951 (2013)

Area: 5.56 square miles 

50047 Population:  5,767 (2013) 

 

Carlisle’s population grew 3.2% in the last 5 years, 

compared to 2.6% for the State of Iowa.  

Under 20 years  28.6% 

20 to 39 years   21.6% 

40 to 59 years  27.6% 

60 to 79 years 18.3% 

80 years and over 3.9% 

Source: Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. 

 

To see the Census Quick facts for Warren County click here, or to view Warren County Economic Indicators click here.

To see the 2014 Laborshed Executive Summary click here.

To see available buildings, sites, and business park investments click here

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

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Chamber Newsletter

September / October 

 

 

 

Wine Down (Every) Wednesday 

Happy Hour

5 – 7 p.m.

Summerset Winery

 

 

September 24, Saturday

Carlisle Pickers and 

a Side of Bacon

 

September 24, Saturday

Breakfast Buffet

Randleman House

 

October 1, Saturday

Carlisle Alumni Car Show

 

October 4, Tuesday

Ribbon Cutting Carlisle 

Bike Trail and 

Mayor’s Healthiest Walk

4:00pm - 5:30pm

 

October 8, Tuesday

Walking Cemetery Tour

6:30pm

 

October 11, Tuesday 

Chamber Meeting

Family Life Center

Lunch by Cal's

noon

 

October 22, Saturday

Chamber Office 

Open House

 

October 22, Saturday

PumpkinFest

Downtown

1:00pm – 3:30pm

 

October 22, Saturday

Breakfast Buffet

Randleman House

 

November 8, Tuesday

Chamber Meeting

LaVilla Mexican

Lunch Upstairs

noon

 

November 14, Monday

Deadline for Citizen,

Business, Employee

of the Year

 

November 30, Wednesday 

Deadline for Chamber

Community Betterment 

Awards

 

December 3, Saturday

Here Comes Santa Claus

10:00a.m. – noon

 

December 12, Monday

Chamber Meeting

Randleman House

Lunch by 

Historical Society

noon

 

January 14, 2017 Saturday

Chamber Annual Dinner 

 

 

 

 

 

Carlisle Community

Betterment Fund - Form

CLICK HERE

 

Citizen of Year

Nomination Form 2016

CLICK HERE

 

Business of Year

Nomination Form 2016

CLICK HERE

 

Employee of Year

Nomination Form 2016

CLICK HERE

 

 

Honorees for 2015
Citizen of the Year

Dr. Micheal and Dietre McCormick

Employee of the Year

Brent Thies

Business of the Year

Carlisle Veterinary Clinic

Friend of Education

Tom Thiel

 

Prior Honorees

CLICK HERE

 

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