The Greater Des Moines Partnership relies on the investment of its over 400 Investors to support its mission as the economic and community development organization serving Greater Des Moines (DSM), united to drive economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Investors drive strategic decision-making for both The Partnership and the region.
The Partnership's vision for the future, as well as the strategic work plan created to reach this vision, is focused on economic development, talent, inclusion, placemaking and storytelling. Each of these elements helps drive more people and businesses to move to DSM, which equates to more potential customers and employees for local businesses. In 2022, The Partnership embarked on its next five-year Investor Campaign, Moving Forward Together.
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Since 1999, The Partnership, with the support of its Investors, has assisted in hundreds of company relocations and expansions in DSM resulting in more than $10.9 billion in capital investment, in addition to work on talent attraction and retention, cultivating regional collaboration and strengthening the region's core.
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Since its inception in 1999, The Partnership continues to accomplish its mission by building the regional economy, strengthening the region's core - Downtown - and amplifying the region with one voice.
The Partnership generates major impact with a lean budget, resulting in a favorable return on investment.
The Partnership's vision for economic growth and vitality for the next 5 years is rooted in these strategies:
DSM continued moving forward together to achieve high-value results in 2022. Watch the recap video highlighting the year's accomplishments and download the 2022 Annual Report to see what the region achieved during the year.
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The Des Moines community is a much better place because of the efforts of The Partnership. They simply get stuff done and have engaged a diverse group of leaders in the process. I stepped into the role as CEO in 2020 and The Partnership was instrumental in helping me make connections with other community leaders.
— Scott Jean, President and CEO, EMC Insurance
DMACC has existed for over 55 years and serves Central Iowa businesses by providing exceptional employees and skilled training. The Partnership is not only the primary voice for all businesses, it proactively works with businesses and DMACC to inform state, federal, and local officials as to how improve Iowa, its citizens, communities and businesses.
— Rob Denson, President, Des Moines Area Community College
The Partnership has been instrumental in creating a welcoming and vibrant Downtown, with events and activities that appeal to a broad audience. These events and activities are key in enhancing our quality of life.
— Hallie E. Still-Caris, Attorney, Nyemaster Goode