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Capital Crossroads Launches Community Survey

May 26, 2016

Capital Crossroads, the regional vision plan for Greater Des Moines (DSM), is launching the development of Capital Crossroads 2.0 with a community survey. The survey will help identify the issues and challenges that affect our competitive position and economic success and identify the key opportunities to continue our momentum as one of the country’s top-performing regions.

The community survey takes between 10-20 minute to complete. All responses are confidential, and community participation is crucial to be able to plan for the future success of our region.

In 2011, the Capital Crossroads vision plan was launched to take DSM to the next level of success. Since then, more than 650 volunteers have spurred hundreds of success across the plans 10 Capitals.

“Capital Crossroads has been embedded into the fabric of Central Iowa and has been held up as a national model,” said Bethany Wilcoxon, Director of Capital Crossroads. “Capital Crossroads 2.0 will build on the successes of the last five years and evaluate opportunities for our region in the next five years.”

Media inquiries should be directed to Sophia S. Ahmad, Vice President of Public Relations at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, which is one of six funding partners of Capital Crossroads. Ahmad can be reached by email at sahmad@DSMpartnership.com and by phone at (515) 286-4919.

Capital Crossroads

Capital Crossroads: A Vision for Greater Des Moines & Central Iowa is a five year regional roadmap with a geographic scope defined by a 50-mile radius around Greater Des Moines (DSM) with the Iowa State Capitol at the center.  It is a collaborative effort supported through resources from Bravo Greater Des Moines, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Iowa State University, Prairie Meadows, and United Way of Central Iowa.  Nearly 5,000 community representatives participated in the initial visioning process in 2010.  Implementation of the vision plan was launched in September of 2011.  Today, over 500 community and business leaders are leading the plan implementation to accomplish short and long-term economic growth throughout DSM.