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2021 Community Call To Action

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is committed to fulfilling its 2021 Strategic Priorities. Our vision is to unite the Greater Des Moines (DSM) community to drive economic growth with one voice, one mission, as one region.


18-Month Strategies (July 2020 – December 2021)

PRIORITY: Inclusion

Focus on implementing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) connections, programs and services that deliver professional-level expertise, training and development opportunities to The Partnership's 365+ Investors, 24 Affiliate Chambers and 6,500 Members.

Calls to Action

PRIORITY: Broadband Expansion

Increase connectivity to broadband in our 10-county region to improve access to distance learning, telecommuting and telehealth and bolster startup business and e-commerce activity.

PRIORITY: Talent Pipeline

Enhance the DSM talent pipeline and prepare DSM for the Future World of Work. 

Call to Action

  • Watch for information on how to participate in workplace needs research to help shape preparation for the Future World of Work plan.

PRIORITY: Talent and Economic Development Marketing

Attract and retain businesses and a diverse breadth of talent.

Call to Action

  • Learn how to submit a blog post to The Partnership team detailing your personal or professional story and why you love living or working in DSM.

PRIORITY: Business Recovery, Retention and Expansion

Heighten the focus on business recovery, retention and expansion through conducting outreach to businesses to assess needs and outline a plan to address their needs.

Calls to Action

  • Support local businesses and use the hashtag #DSMlocal. Find local businesses in the #DSMlocal Buying Guide. Interested in purchasing a #DSMlocal Box? Support local businesses and support your community!

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  • Visit The Partnership's Membership Directory to search by category to find information on The Partnership's 6,500+ Members.
  • Let The Partnership team know how it can help your business. Reach out to someone on The Partnership team to learn more.

PRIORITY: Placemaking

Move forward on placemaking projects including the Central Iowa Water Trails, Pro Iowa Soccer Stadium and Global Plaza, Des Moines International Airport terminal expansion and more.

Calls to Action

  • Help spread the word about major placemaking projects and the future of DSM on social media using #DSMUSA and through your personal and professional networks.
  • Learn more about the USL Pro Iowa Soccer Stadium and Global Plaza project.
  • Learn more about the Central Iowa Water Trails project. 
  • Mark your calendar for the grand opening of the Lauridsen Skatepark, the largest skatepark in the U.S., in Downtown DSM on May 22, 2021.

Partnership 2020 Annual Report

Together, we can achieve positive and monumental results for the future of DSM as we collectively work toward economic recovery! Watch the Annual Report video below or download the report to see what the region accomplished in 2020.

Get Inspired

Imagine the future of DSM by watching this video looking ahead to a more vibrant post-pandemic region.

Meet Partnership Team Members

Join The Partnership in welcoming two new team members:

Reach out to these team members or any members of The Partnership team to get to know us and let us know how we can help your business or organization be successful.

For Investors, Affiliates and Members

Are you interested in learning more about the Greater Des Moines Partnership's work?

  • Learn about engagement opportunities and other opportunities for Partnership Investors.
  • Discover the importance of The Partnership's network of 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce and the Membership benefits that your organization can obtain by joining your local Chamber and becoming a Member of The Partnership through the Dual Membership Model.
  • Sign up to receive Partnership Newsletters.