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COVID-19 Rapid Response Hub

During this time of uncertainty, the Greater Des Moines Partnership is here to provide support to the Greater Des Moines (DSM) region as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Through our COVID-19 Rapid Response Hub, the DSM business community has access to a variety of resources, tools and information to help their business do business, help employers connect to employees and keep #DSMstrong.


Please feel free to consider the following advice and resources as you are preparing for the impact of COVID-19.

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DSM Forward

DSM Forward is a compilation of playbooks devoted to helping businesses and industries prepare for next steps related to economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. DSM Forward includes industry-specific playbooks, assessments and recommendations — leveraging international, national, state and local sources, and following federal, state and local public health official recommendations — to help guide businesses and organizations as they determine pathways toward the future in an everchanging landscape.

Small Business Resources

Find helpful information for small businesses pertaining to financial assistance, employer and employee resources, strategies to maintain business continuity and more.

Employment Resources

To best support employers and employees in Greater Des Moines (DSM), The Partnership has compiled employment resources information for both businesses in need of immediate temporary workers, as well as individuals actively seeking job assistance who have been impacted due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Events & Webinars

The Partnership continues to produce virtual events with the goal of supporting DSM businesses with tips, resources and subject matter experts during this time.

Government & Public Policy Information

Stay up-to-date with the essential public policy information for federal, state and local levels on the COVID-19 Policy Information page.

Business Impact Survey

The Partnership sought feedback via survey from local businesses to determine how they are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and what The Partnership can do to help. Find the full survey results.

Need More Advice?

As we all experience these unprecedented times together, the support from our community matters now more than ever. Please see the list of Partnership Investors who are volunteering to provide additional support to DSM businesses who need advice specific to their industry. 

If you would like to get involved and be added to the list, please contact Lia Brown, Administrative Assistant at The Partnership.

Support Local

  • Take the #DSMlocalchallenge to support local businesses from the safety of your own home! Play bingo, earn prizes and help our local community. Learn more
  • Now, more than ever, small businesses need your support. The Partnership's directory of 6,500+ local Member businesses is a great place to start. 
  • Help us cultivate a feeling of strength and unity for our residents, including our healthcare workers and small businesses. Whether it's friends and neighbors helping each other, being compassionate, being kind, being creative, being brave and demonstrating resiliency — learn how you can exemplify #DSMstrong.

Stay informed and look for information from reliable and trusted sources, including: