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Downtown DSM Business Climate

From coast to coast, people are taking notice of the business climate in Downtown Des Moines (DSM). Notable business rankings across the country, including those conducted by popular news sites NBC NewsForbesUSA Today and MarketWatch, rank Downtown DSM among the top when it comes to best cities to live, work and start a business. With a highly trained workforce, tax advantages, business incentives and business-friendly state and local governments, Downtown DSM’s business climate is thriving.

The Greater Des Moines Partnership provides resources, retail attraction and economic development support for businesses in Downtown DSM.

Studies, Reports and Plans

Executive Call

Since 2002, the annual Executive Call Program has been utilized to communicate with Downtown DSM businesses and identify patterns of growth, areas of satisfaction, potential challenges, and needs of our business community.

This interview works as a confidential discussion regarding each business, its dynamics, the workforce, technology and the Downtown community and its services. The information will be used to gain a better understanding of Downtown DSM and enable educated decision-making.

View the 2019 Executive Call Report.

Operation Downtown

Operation Downtown is a great benefit for Downtown businesses and residents. Learn more about how this initiative ensures that Downtown DSM remains safe, clean and beautiful.