The city of Carter Lake is situated in the county of Pottawattamie. The city has a total area of 5.23 sq. km. Industries related to aviation, automotive, finance, building materials, apparel, electronic equipments, industrial and commercial machinery, marine equipments, real estate, tourism and logistics, enhance the economic development of the city. Commercial spaces are utilized by youth organization center, service stations, public libraries, parks, marinas and garden centers.