The 87-acre Des Moines Creek Business Park is being developed just south of Sea-Tac Airport, and it is filling up quickly. K2 Sports has leased 165,000 square feet of space. The project has other tenants, such as an Irish convenience foods company which will move 350 jobs from SoDo and add 50 more. Greencore is taking 75,000 square feet. The regional headquarters of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is bringing 1,600 jobs to Des Moines, mostly from Renton. The FAA's lease totals nearly 282,000 square feet. Kent-based freight logistics company, Meiko America, also has leased 34,000 square feet at Des Moines Creek Business Park.
Over 3,000 jobs will be established as the result of current development projects in Des Moines and SeaTac which include a combination of manufacturing, research and development, processing, logistics, office and hospitality. To date, approximately 1,700 of these positions are already in place and located in the Des Moines Creek Business Park situated on the border of Des Moines and SeaTac. Another 1,650 will result from the completion of the new regional office of the Federal Aviation Administration. In total, upon completion of the north and south components of the Des Moines Creek Business Park, over two-million square feet of new development will be placed in service. An additional several thousand jobs are also being projected as a result of the new 24th Avenue South connection between Des Moines and SeaTac which will make substantial new acreage available for future development.