Altoona, Iowa — New England Development has opened Outlets of Des Moines in Altoona.
The region’s first outlet center features retailers such as ASICS, Nike Factory Store, Express Factory Store, francesca’s, LOFT Outlet, Converse, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, Vera Bradley, Levi’s, Brooks Brothers and Le Creuset. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Friday, Oct. 20. The construction phase created about 500 jobs and the outlet center is expected to generate an additional 800 jobs, according to New England Development. The development is expected to generate about $100 million in annual retail sales.