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Growing Business Here

In Greater Des Moines (DSM), businesses find greater opportunities for relocation and expansion. DSM is a place where talent is highly educated, motivated and readily available to fill the job needs of the region's growing companies. It's where data centers for companies like Apple, Facebook and Microsoft call home.

DSM is a unique pro-business community, where public/private partnerships create major projects for the greater good of the region. Through specialized industry research, radical cooperation between local, state and federal entities, as well as comprehensive assistance in site selection, the Greater Des Moines Partnership Economic Development team are known experts in the field and can provide insights on workforce, site selection, tax advantages and more. We’ll help your business do something greater here. Contact Alex Lynch, Economic Development Project Director, to discuss your business’ needs. 


Through specialized industry research, partnerships with local, state and national entities, as well as comprehensive assistance in site selection, The Partnership is equipped with the economic development resources to help new and existing businesses in the region expand or grow.  

For more information, contact Alex Lynch, Economic Development Project Director at (515) 286-4958 or alynch@DSMpartnership.com.


Regional Economic Profile

DSM is a globally connected community and one of the nation’s hotspots for growing businesses, startups and Millennials. It has been ranked among the best places to live in the United States, one of the most pro-business cities in America and one of the best cities for young professionals and jobs. Key industries include: 

How Can The Partnership Help?

Since 1999, The Partnership has collaborated with 667 businesses that have located to or expanded within the region. Of these businesses, 212 were new to the area. These projects occupy 34,755,243 square feet of premier office and industrial space across the region and account for 34,496 new or retained jobs in Iowa.

The Partnership is a repeat winner of the prestigious Mac Conway Award. It is presented by Site Selection magazine and given to the top 20 economic development organizations in the nation. Scores are awarded  based on six criteria: total projects, total investment associated with those projects and jobs associated with those projects. The remaining three criteria represent a per capita calculation of those same metrics.

As a leader in the industry, The Partnership can provide companies with confidential site selection assistance. Businesses that work with The Partnership have access to the following resources:

Existing business in DSM can also take advantage of the numerous business resources, incentives and small business support the region has to offer; including talent development resources, professional development programs and workforce diversity and inclusion advancement opportunities.

Latest Economic Development News

DSM continues to grow. Read about the region’s latest economic development success by subscribing to The Partnership's Economic Development Newsletter.