The U.S. Small Business Administration has named Ankeny as the Iowa Small Business Community of the Year. The award recognized key programs and incentives, leveraging of resources and community support of small businesses. One success was the creation of the Ankeny Alliance, a partnership among the Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce, the Ankeny Economic Development Corp. and the city of Ankeny that helps coordinate economic development efforts. Ankeny also was recognized for work in seed capital, workforce development and as the home of Des Moines Area Community College. The award will be presented at the Iowa Smart Conference in Des Moines on May 9.