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Global DSM

A total of 75 percent of the world’s purchasing power is outside the United States, including 95 percent of the world’s consumers. Tapping into the global marketplace and taking advantage of international trade is essential to the success of Greater Des Moines’ (DSM) business environment. Through the Global DSM initiative, The Partnership works to establish Des Moines as a global community through bolstering global trade and foreign investments and leveraging international talent.

Global DSM: Trade and Investment Strategy

Global DSM: Trade and Investment Strategy is a comprehensive global trade and investment plan that outlines a blueprint for how local business, civic and government leaders can leverage exports and foreign direct investment to increase global engagement. The Global DSM: Trade and Investment Strategy was developed by The Partnership while participating in the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase. The report outlines the following:

  • The Imperative for Global Engagement
  • The Intersection of Exports and Foreign Direct Investment
  • Key Findings from the Market Assessment — Foreign Direct Investment and Exports
  • Goal, Objectives, Strategies
  • Implementation Plan Summary; Policy Summary

Download the full Global DSM: Trade and Investment Strategy.

Additional export statistics are available on the Des Moines Regional Research, Stats & Data Hub.

Global DSM: International Talent Strategy

Global DSM: International Talent Strategy offers recommendations on how the region can further attract and retain foreign-born talent to the regional community. It is an initiative of The Partnership and was developed by the Immigration Integration Initiative Task Force in partnership with the New American Economy. The Task Force is made up of numerous business, civic, community and political leaders. 

Download the full Global DSM: International Talent Strategy.