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Growing DowntowN


As a globally connected community with a skilled workforce and a nationally ranked business environment, there’s a reason Downtown Des Moines (DSM) is home to some of the world’s biggest and most dynamic brands. DSM has been named one of the 10 best cities to live and work, one of the best cities for business and careers, one of the top 10 places with the most job opportunities per capita and the #1 city for economic strength. The city offers an incredible business climate, unmatched incentives and an array of recent development projects. All of which have resulted in companies like Principal, Wells Fargo, Nationwide, Voya and Wellmark choosing the city for their home. Review a complete list containing major employers throughout the region. DSM has also been ranked among the top places to live in the U.S., as one of the most pro-business regions in the country and one of the best regions for young professionals and jobs! Combine all that and it’s easy to see why more than 80,000 people pursue their careers in Downtown DSM. Learn more about the Downtown DSM workforce and the sites and buildings available for development opportunities or business growth and expansion.

Here is a selection of non-government employers in Downtown DSM: