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Partnership Recognized As A Top Economic Development Organization

May 9, 2017

GREATER DES MOINES, IA – The Greater Des Moines Partnership is a winner of the Mac Conway Award given to the top 10 economic development organizations in the nation. The award is presented by Site Selection magazine. Scores are awarded based on six criteria: total projects, total investment associated with those projects and total jobs associated with those projects; and those same three numbers calculated per capita for the metro area.


The Partnership reported contributing to $569 million in new capital investments, 24 local business expansion projects and 12 new companies relocating to Greater Des Moines (DSM) in 2016. This led to 1,842 new or retained jobs. The magazine recognized significant projects including Microsoft and Facebook’s data center projects and IMT Group’s expansion project. Since 1999, The Partnership has assisted with more than 500 projects that located or expanded in the region.


“This award underscores the momentum that DSM is experiencing thanks to our public/private partnerships, corporate leadership, strategic visioning and ability to work together regionally,” said Jay Byers, CEO of The Partnership. “Our team is more committed than ever to work closely with our regional partners to maximize this exciting economic development momentum.”


Click here to view more information on the award. 

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.