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From the vibrant sculptures of Western Gateway Park to the Iowa State Capitol, Downtown Des Moines (DSM) is full of things to experience and enjoy. 

Here in Iowa’s capital city, more than 10,000 people live in Downtown Des Moines (DSM), while more than 80,000 people come to work here each day. Whether they’re employed by some of America’s largest insurance companies or one of the many tech startups that flourish here, opportunity is abundant in Downtown DSM.

New Housing Units Planned for Downtown
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Upcoming Events

Attend a special benefit art sale to support Oakridge Neighborhood Services and CSA's Momentum Art Program.
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2020 Trivia Smackdown

August 7, 2020

Raise money for the Des Moines Public Library by participating in the virtual 2020 Trivia Smackdown.
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