The West Glen Town Center is located in an upscale, high quality mixed-use town center in West Des Moines, an affluent suburb of Iowa's capital Des Moines. The city is a major center for the insurance industry, with many insurance companies headquartered there. It also hosts a substantial number of financial services and publishing companies. Many other major American businesses also have offices in the Des Moines metro area. The city proactively aims to create an environment where new businesses can flourish. Unsurprisingly, surveys have repeatedly shown that the majority of companies operating in the area say Des Moines is a good place to do business. West Des Moines is well positioned to access other parts of the state, where the biggest economic sector is manufacturing - particularly food processing, and the production of heavy machinery and industrial chemicals.