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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 2021 Federal Agenda (in full).

DMDC

2021 DMDC Update 

The DMDC trip originally scheduled for September of 2021 has been cancelled, with plans to return during the traditional timeframe in May of 2022 due to the surge of the Delta variant and associated protocols that include capacity limits in many Congressional offices and many federal agency offices remaining closed.

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

Nearly 200 of the region's business, civic and regional community leaders travel to Washington, D.C. to present The Partnership's Federal Policy Agenda and promote regional priorities and economic development plans to Iowa's Congressional delegation, the Administration and their staffs. While in the nation's capital, participants advocate for key issues in Des Moines.

 

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 2021 Federal Agenda (in full).

2021 Federal Agenda

  • Economic Development
    • Business Climate
    • Economic Development
    • International Trade
    • Research and Development
    • Tax and Budget
  • Community Development
    • Community Development
    • Digital Infrastructure
    • Quality of Life
    • Transportation and Mobility
    • Water Infrastructure
  • Talent Development
    • Education
    • Health Care
    • Workforce Development

Resources

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.