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2023 Community Call To Action

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is committed to fulfilling its 2023 Strategic Priorities. The Partnership’s vision is to unite the Greater Des Moines (DSM) community to drive economic growth with one voice, one mission, as one region.

Strategic Priorities

PRIORITY: Regional Site-Readiness Program  

Develop and implement a regional site-readiness program. Work with partners to create site-readiness criteria, identify sites, populate a database and market the sites to prospects nationally and internationally.  

PRIORITY: Talent and Economic Development Marketing Campaigns

Execute bold, multifaceted national marketing and communications campaigns to increase talent attraction and economic development in DSM. Broaden awareness of and interest in DSM from prospective talent and economic development professionals.  

  • Sign up for the DSM USA Ambassador Program to help promote and share news about the region.

PRIORITY: Placemaking Projects

Enhance the vibrancy of DSM and Downtown DSM through infrastructure and major placemaking projects.  

PRIORITY: Drive inclusive small business growth strategy

Continue to increase support for and the number of minority-owned businesses in DSM. 

  • The Partnership launched the Incubator Program to support local underrepresented businesses at the Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines. Learn more about the expansion of the Incubator program to additional events throughout the year as well as other educational opportunities for these businesses.

PRIORITY: Capital Crossroads 3.0

Collaborate on Capital Crossroads 3.0 and integration of DSM 4 Equity goals. Work with regional partners to deliver 2040 regional vision plan.  

PRIORITY: Iowa Caucuses 

Support the Iowa political parties and media in preparation for the 2024 Iowa Caucuses.

2022 Annual Report

Watch the recap video below to review The Partnership’s 2022 results and download the 2022 Annual Report to see the region’s accomplishments.

Download 2022 Annual Report

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