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Greater Des Moines Partnership Investors

The Greater Des Moines Partnership relies on 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.

Regional Impact


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 2022:

  • Ensure our region is talent-ready.
  • Embolden the global presence of DSM.
  • Innovate and accelerate.
  • Tell the region's story – loud, bold, broad.
  • Prepare for population: one million.
  • Move the needle on major placemaking projects.


Download a historical timeline of the The Partnership's organizational evolution.


Download the full list of 2019 Investors.

Hear what our current Investors are saying about us!


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Regional Collaboration

The Partnership collaborates with its Investors, 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce and more than 6,400 Business Members, as well as numerous business and community leaders across nine counties to maximize momentum for the region. 


To hear from additional community leaders on regional collaboration and its impact on Greater Des Moines (DSM), visit The Partnership’s video series on Regional Impact. 

Contact Us

To inquire about investing in The Partnership, contact:

Tiffany Tauscheck
Chief Strategy Officer 
Phone: (515) 286-4954

Colleen Murphy
Downtown Events Director
Phone: (515) 286-4915