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Minority-owned Businesses Encouraged to Take Inclusive Small Business Owners Survey

April 13, 2022

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (April 13, 2022) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership has launched a survey intended to help it and other organizations understand how to better serve traditionally underrepresented entrepreneurs and small business owners.

The Inclusive Small Business Owners Survey is geared toward minority-owned businesses in Greater Des Moines (DSM). Its purpose is to provide an understanding of the needs of diverse business owners in the DSM region and to inform resource organizations on how to best approach diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within the DSM startup and small business ecosystem. The survey will take approximately 5 – 10 minutes to complete.

“The results from this survey will help boost existing efforts by The Partnership and many other organizations to provide extensive resources to help small businesses in the region grow and be successful,” said Juan Pablo Sanchez, Director of Inclusive Business Strategies at The Partnership. “We encourage minority-owned businesses in Greater Des Moines to take a few minutes to complete the survey, and we welcome all community members to share the survey with their contacts.”

To thank participants for taking the survey, The Partnership will donate $10 to a charity of choice on the participant's behalf. At the end of the survey, participants can select from non-profits such as LadyLike, The Supply Hive, Jewels Academy, Pi515, Knock and Drop Iowa, or list an additional Greater Des Moines-based 501(c)3. We will announce the total amounts donated when the survey closes in mid-May.

Take the survey 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.