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Greater Des Moines Partnership to Advance Regional Priorities In Washington, D.C.

May 4, 2016

Nearly 200 of Greater Des Moines’ (DSM’s) business and community leaders will travel to the nation’s capital May 11-13 to present a federal agenda and promote regional priorities and economic development plans during the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s 37th annual trip to Washington, D.C. While in the nation’s capital, participants will advocate for key issues facing the region.

Throughout the three-day trip, local leaders will meet with members of Iowa’s Congressional delegation, the Administration and their staffs. 

The Partnership will also host Congressional staff policy meetings addressing priorities for Central Iowa including: Ag Biotechnology and Bio-Based Renewable Projects, Conservation and Flood Mitigation, Education, Long-Term Transportation Funding, Trade, Immigration, Quality of Life and Critical Healthcare Hospitals. The DMDC 2016 public policy agenda and a trip itinerary may be found by visiting DSMpartnership.com/dmdc

“The DMDC Trip allows us to continue to cultivate strong relationships with federal policymakers and present a real-world perspective from Greater Des Moines with one unified voice,” said the Partnership’s 2016 Chair Jim Brannen, CEO of FBL Financial Group, Inc. “This is an opportunity to connect with Congress and the Administration on issues and projects impacting our region, and it is an unparalleled chance for participants to connect with each other in meaningful ways.”

Sponsors of the Partnership’s DC Trip include Shazam, Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino, Principal Financial Group, Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority, Innovate Iowa, The Weitz Company, Des Moines Area Community College, Delta Dental of Iowa, Nyemaster Goode PC, UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, the Des Moines International Airport, Davis Brown Law Firm, Wells Fargo, Midwest Housing Equity Group, the Palmer Group, Des Moines University, Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and BrownWinick Law Firm.

Media inquiries or requests for interviews should be directed to Sophia S. Ahmad at (515) 286-4919 or sahmad@DSMpartnership.com. Follow @DSMpartnership on Twitter and #DMDC2016 for updates on the trip.

 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 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,100 Regional Business Members and more than 320 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.