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DSM Recognized as a Top Metro for Sustainability

July 2, 2021

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (July 2, 2021) – Greater Des Moines (DSM) has been recognized as a top metro for sustainability by Site Selection magazine. DSM was recognized in Site Selection’s July 2021 issue as the #1 Most Sustainable Metro in the West North Central region and the #4 Most Sustainable Metro in the country.

The rankings are based on the number of LEED-certified buildings, green industry projects from 2018 – 2020, Energy Star buildings, brownfield grants and brownfield cleanups.

“Metro regions that prioritize sustainability will be better-positioned for attracting economic development projects,” said Brian Crowe, Executive Vice President of Economic Development at the Greater Des Moines Partnership. “This ranking adds to the fabric of what makes DSM a strong region for companies to relocate to or expand in, and is another selling point for prospective talent.”

Site Selection magazine, published by Conway Inc., delivers expansion planning information to 45,000 executives of fast-growing firms.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.