Business Record

Business Record is the premier source of local business news for Central Iowa’s most influential executives. Our loyal subscribers are your prime prospects – the leaders and decision makers with enormous buying power.


Specialty Publications

Business Record Iowa

The ABI monthly newsletter, entitled “Business Record Iowa,” appears in the Business Record the second Friday of each month and includes business news articles relevant to economic development across Iowa, best practices, emerging leaders and coverage of the state’s top business and industry news. It also gives a monthly update on ABI events, legislative initiatives and important information on membership, Leadership Iowa and the ABI Foundation.

Best of Des Moines

Being recognized as one of the best companies in your industry distinguishes your company in front of your prime targets. Use this once-a-year opportunity to "take a bow" as the winner or runner-up in over 70 categories. Or congratulate a preferred client, a top prospect or a valued supplier. This advertising supplement to the Business Record has one of the highest pass-along factors of the year.
Book of Lists

Published annually in January, the Des Moines Business Record's Book of Lists is the definitive resource guide for business professionals in the Central Iowa area. The book includes over 70 lists from a variety of industries, profiles of local leaders, Central Iowa Market Facts and a community calendar. Business professionals refer to the Book of Lists all year long for competitive data, sales leads, event planning and contact information. 

Also available in a digital version, the Book of Lists markets your product and services to your top prospects 24/7, presenting an extraordinary opportunity for you to add more value than ever to your marketing budget. Your Book of Lists ad will get the same targeted exposure to top-qualified prospects in the print version and the extra advantage of a live, on-line presence in the digital version.

Development Guides

Area development guides feature opportunities to promote economic, retail and residential growth in metro communities. These high-quality magazines are custom-designed, written and photographed by Business Publications, and distributed through the Business Record, area chambers of commerce, city offices and individual corporations.