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Kosovo Delegation Learns About Business Activity In Central Iowa

November 20, 2014

The Partnership and Iowa Sister States this week welcomed a business delegation from Kosovo to Greater Des Moines (DSM). A total of 17 people from Kosovo businesses and organizations were on hand to tour the area and learn about the region.

In morning meetings, the delegation heard from Ryan Carroll, International Trade Manager at the Partnership, about the programs that the Partnership offers. Brent Willett, Executive Director of the Cultivation Corridor, Kim Heidemann, Executive Director of Iowa Sister States, and Lieutenant Colonel Mike Wunn of the Iowa National Guard also spoke with the delegation. The delegation attended a luncheon with Iowa business people, and then toured DuPont Pioneer and Kemin Industries in the afternoon. They capped their day with a meeting with officials from the City of Johnston followed by a reception at Gold Star Museum at Camp Dodge.

 “This trip was beneficial for both the delegation from Kosovo and businesses in Greater Des Moines. We have a lot to offer in this region, and it is important to share our success stories with people from around the world” said Carroll with the Partnership. “The Kosovo delegation’s visit is another example of the growing momentum for Central Iowa companies to build relationships and do business with international companies.” 

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 330 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.