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Partnership, Capital Crossroads and Young Professionals Connection to Host Public Policy Issue Forum on Immigration

February 11, 2022

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Feb. 11, 2022) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership, Capital Crossroads and Young Professionals Connection (YPC) will hold a series of public policy forums throughout 2022 to explore issues impacting Greater Des Moines (DSM). Each forum will include a conversation of experts who will provide insights surrounding the policy implications of that priority issue. The first forum is on the topic of immigration on Thursday, Feb. 17 from Noon – 1 p.m.

The Public Policy Issue Forum on Immigration will feature a panel discussion on the importance of recruiting and retaining foreign-born talent in DSM. Confirmed panelists include:

  • Karren Edwards, Grinnell College
  • Mak Suceska, Iowa Bureau of Refugees
  • Lori Chesser, Dentons Davis Brown Law Firm, Moderator

Registration for this event is free. The event will take place in a hybrid format. Registrants can attend in person at the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s office at 700 Locust St. in Downtown Des Moines (DSM), or receive a livestream link upon registration. Click here to register.

Future forums will take place every other month on the third Tuesday of the month, including: April 21, June 16, Aug. 18, Oct. 20 and Dec. 15. Upcoming topics will include energy policy, economic development policy, talent attraction and retention needs, infrastructure funding and cybersecurity. Stay up to date on the latest event announcements by visiting The Partnership’s website.

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.