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Greater Des Moines Partnership is U.S. Finalist in World Chambers Competition

September 7, 2021

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Sept. 7, 2021) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership is one of 16 finalists and the only U.S. finalist in the International Chamber of Commerce World Chambers Competition. The Partnership is one of four finalists in the category of Best Resilience Project for its DSM Forward project.

DSM Forward is a compilation of playbooks devoted to helping businesses and industries prepare for next steps related to economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The expert-led DSM Forward initiative includes playbooks built with guidance, recommendations and feedback from industry leaders and leaders in the medical field.

“We are honored to be listed as a finalist and to be able to showcase DSM USA as an international leader,” said Jay Byers, President & CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. “This recognition is a testament to our region’s resiliency and so many Partnership Investors who helped lead the process to develop the playbooks and move our community forward during a time of uncertainty.”

The World Chambers Competition is the only global awards program to identify and reward the most innovative, entrepreneurial solutions of chambers to today’s most pressing global challenges. In spotlighting the diversity and enterprise championed by the competing chambers, the Competition aims to enable change to make the world a better place for people and planet.

A total of 78 initiatives representing 33 countries were submitted for this year’s edition of the Competition. Finalists will present their initiatives during the 12th World Chambers Congress in Dubai from Nov. 23 – 25. Learn more here.

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.