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Federal Advocacy

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is consistently engaged with federal policymakers throughout the year. With input from its Investors and Members, The Partnership engages in a wide variety of policy proposals that have a direct impact on the well-being of Greater Des Moines (DSM).

Each year, The Partnership leads a broad delegation of community and business leaders from throughout the region in an effort to engage on key federal policy proposals. Partnership Investors and Members meet with Congressional members, attend workshops and interact with policymakers from the Administration on issues of importance to the region.

Download The Partnership's 2022 Federal Agenda (in full).


Save The Date

DMDC 2023 will be held from May 10 – 12, 2023! Dates will be confirmed following the release of the 2023 Congressional calendar.

For more information, contact Ryan Moon, Director of Public Policy of the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

Watch the recap video from DMDC 2022 and visit the DMDC page for more information:

Federal Policy Agenda

Each year, The Partnership's Government Policy Council compiles a Federal Policy Agenda to allow The Partnership and its Members to advocate as one region with one voice, both during the DMDC trip held annually in May and throughout the year.

Download The Partnership's 2022 Federal Agenda (in full).

Economic Development

  • Business and Regulatory Policy
  • Research and Development
  • Tax and Budget
  • International Trade

Community Development

  • Community Development
  • Digital Infrastructure
  • Transportation and Mobility
  • Water Infrastructure


  • Education
  • Workforce
  • Health Care
  • Immigration


Federal Government

Here are some links to federal government information online:

  • The US Government's official web portal: USA.gov.
  • Online source for information about the US Congress: Congress.gov.