Ryan Carroll is a veteran in the economic development industry with over 15 years of experience. As international trade manager and project manager at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Ryan is responsible for a variety of roles supporting existing industry business retention/expansion and international trade management. He is currently leading the implementation of the Global DSM strategy created by Greater Des Moines (DSM) business, community, education and government leaders as a part of the Brookings Institution’s Global Cities Initiative (GCI). Ryan also leads The Partnership’s international educational programming efforts in collaboration with public and private sector partners and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Traders of Iowa to promote trade in DSM.
As Project Manager on the regional economic development team, Ryan supports the growth of existing companies in DSM by providing consultation in site selection, workforce development and state/local incentive accessibility. He also serves as The Partnership’s primary contact for freight movement/optimization and is currently engaged in a project that will bring a rail port to DSM.
Prior to joining The Partnership, Ryan worked in the economic development field at both the state and local levels in business recruitment and retention/expansion.