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Partnership News

Read the news releases below to learn about the latest Greater Des Moines Partnership news, initiatives and programs to advance economic development, community development, talent development and Downtown development in Greater Des Moines (DSM). Visit our Partnership Blog for more news and updates.

Partnership Events

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Downtown Farmers’ Market 2024 Opening Day Is Saturday, May 4
Interactive Seesaw Activation To Add Welcome Surprise To Downtown Des Moines
Partnership Announces 2024 Small Business Success Summit
DSM Intern Connection Opens Registration For Summer Of 2024
Applications Open For Spark DSM Business Incubator For Upcoming Events
Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces 2024 Federal Policy Agenda
Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces 2024 Scale DSM Dates And Opens Registration
Partnership Announces 2024 Top Five For Small Business Series Schedule
Iowa Business Hall Of Fame Honors Ray Cole, Robert J. Denson And Roger C. Underwood
Registration Open For Partnership’s  45th Annual DMDC  Trip
Greater Des Moines Partnership announces 2024 Strategic Priorities At Annual Dinner
Vendor Applications Now Open For Downtown Farmers’ Market, World Food & Music Festival And Out To Lunch
Beaverdale Books to Host DSM Book Festival in 2024
RFQ Open For Artists To Participate In 4th & Court Walking Path Project
Greater Des Moines Partnership Shares Strategic Advancements To Key Organizational Positions
Multicultural Reception Set For Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Angie Stepsis Named To Association Of Chamber Of Commerce Executives 40 Under 40 List
Downtown DSM Finishes Strong In 2023
Partnership Unveils 2024 State Policy Priorities At Legislative Leadership Breakfast
Scale DSM Announces Second Cohort Graduates
Greater Des Moines Partnership Annual Dinner Speaker Announced
Partnership To Host Next Public Policy Issue Forum On Dec. 14
Hide & Seek Ornaments You Keep Returns Friday, Dec. 8 – Sunday, Dec. 17
The Partnership Announces 2023 Inclusion Award Winners
Partnership Announces 2023 Legislative Leadership Breakfast To Unveil 2024 State Legislative Priorities
The Partnership Launches Site Readiness Program, DSM RFI Ready, With 16 Available Sites
The Partnership Announces Second Cohort Of DEI Management Certification Program Graduates
Inclusion Summit Announces More Programming for 2023 Event
Vendors Announced For Upcoming Downtown Winter Farmers’ Market
Iowa Caucus Consortium and Media Center Return for 2024 Iowa Caucuses
Nominations Open For Iowa Business Hall Of Fame Class Of 2023
Holiday Promenade Set To Return in November And December To Support Local
Greater Des Moines Joins Partnership with Networks of Cities to Generate Inclusive Economic Growth
New Work-based Learning Tool Helps Employers Identify Talent Engagement Opportunities
Partnership Announces 2023 Future World Of Work Innovation Award Winners
Iowa Angel Investor Summit To Take Place On Nov. 14, Including An Investment Opportunity For Startups
Fall Hours Begin At The Des Moines Downtown Farmers’ Market On Saturday, Oct. 7
Inclusion Summit Announces Keynote Speakers For 2023
Greater Des Moines Partnership To Host Public Policy Issue Forum On Health Care
Partnership Announces 2023 Economic Impact Awards Winners
Partnership To Host Multicultural Reception, Education In Action Events In October
Welcome To DSM USA Reception Set For Saturday, Oct. 21 At Scenic Fall Location
Entrepreneur Field Days Events To Celebrate Local Startups
Downtown DSM Foot Traffic Increases In Most Recent Quarter
Future World Of Work Summit Announces Keynote Presenters
Local Business School: Master Your Small Business Marketing Series To Begin In October
Partnership Announces Promotions of Courtney Shaw, Renae Mauk
Inclusion Award Applications Are Now Open; Inclusion Summit Set For Nov. 15
Greater Des Moines Recognized as Top Place For Young Professionals
Applications Open For Future World Of Work Innovation Awards; Summit Is Oct. 5
World Food & Music Festival Announces Naturalization Ceremony, More Programming Updates
Andrea Woodard Earns Designation and Position as Chamber Industry Leader
The Greater Des Moines Partnership To Host Public Policy Issue Forum On Rural Development
Downtown Farmers’ Market Welcomes 24 New Vendors As National Farmers’ Market Week Begins
Greater Des Moines Partnership Hosts Downtown DSM Workforce Day At The Ballpark
Full Vendor List Announced For 2023 World Food & Music Festival
Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces August Multicultural Reception
Young Professionals Connection Annual Gala To Be Held In August
Education In Action Event Focuses On Youth Employment
New Mural Transforms Women Of Achievement Bridge
The Partnership’s Third Annual Downtown DSM Tweet Week Takes Flight In July
Downtown DSM Quarterly Report Shows Increase In Foot Traffic, Strong Momentum On Economic Development and Projects
DSM Interns Invited To DSM USA Intern Bash On July 13
Downtown Farmers’ Market Opens Vendor Applications For Second Half Of Season, Announces Dates For 2023 Winter Market
Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces Results Of 2023 Workforce Trends & Occupancy Study
Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces Participants Of Second Scale DSM Cohort
Greater Des Moines Partnership To Host Raising Capital For Startups Seminar
The Greater Des Moines Partnership to Host Public Policy Issue Forum on Placemaking
Greater Des Moines Partnership Honored With U.S. Department Of Commerce Certificate Of Appreciation Award
Greater Des Moines Partnership Wins National Award For Communications From ACCE
RFP Open For Art Installation To Transform A Section Of The Downtown DSM Skywalk
DSM Population Growth Continues To Outpace Midwest Peers
Partnership Announces Open Registration For Second Cohort Of DEI Management Certification Program
Tiffany Tauscheck Named President & CEO Of The Greater Des Moines Partnership
Partnership Announces Presenting Sponsor, First Round Of Headlining Music Acts For The 2023 World Food & Music Festival
Partnership President & CEO Jay Byers Announces Departure For New Opportunity
Celebrate Greater Des Moines (DSM) For 515 Day On Monday, May 15
Chamber Night With The Iowa Cubs Set For June 20
Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces Amanda Briggs As Chief Financial & Administrative Officer
Downtown Farmers’ Market 2023 Opening Day Is Saturday, May 6
Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces Next Welcome To DSM USA Reception On May 25
Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces The Return Of Out To Lunch Series
Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces 2023 Federal Policy Agenda
DSM Intern Connection Returns This Summer
Applications Open For Spark DSMBusiness Incubator For Upcoming Downtown DSM Events
Education In Action Event Focuses On Quiet Caregiving
Downtown DSM Quarterly Report Highlights Momentum, Activity
Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces Second Annual Iowa Legislative Slow-Pitch Softball Game
Downtown Farmers’ Market 2023 Opening Day Is Saturday, May 6
The Greater Des Moines Partnership To Host Public Policy Issue Forum On Workforce Readiness
Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces April Multicultural Reception
Scale DSM Opens Applications For 2023 Cohort
Small Business Success Summit Announces Pitch Competition Participants For March 22 Event
DSM Book Festival Announces Panels, Workshops for Upcoming Event
The Great DSM Hot Air Balloon Hunt Returns To Downtown Des Moines This Saturday 
Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces 2023 World Food & Music Festival Dates, Opens Vendor Applications
Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces DSM Fellowship Program Class Of 2023-2024
DSM Book Festival Announces Slate of Headlining Authors
Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces Pitch Competition And Program Details For Upcoming Small Business Success Summit
Pass Along Positivity At The DSM Loves You Pop-Up Activation
REFORM Alliance and Greater Des Moines Partnership Announce Iowa Job Fair at the Iowa Events Center
Downtown DSM: Future Forward Vision Plan And Action Plan Adopted By City Of Des Moines As Part Of City’s Comprehensive Plan, Moves Into Implementation
The Greater Des Moines Partnership To Host Public Policy Issue Forums In 2023
Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces Launch Of DEI Management Certification Program
Registration Open For Partnership’s 2023 DMDC Trip 
Downtown Farmers’ Market Announces Return Of Incubator Program To Support Underrepresented Small Businesses
Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces 2023 Strategic Priorities At Annual Dinner
Greater Des Moines Partnership To Host Ambassador Of Bahrain
Five Iowa Seniors Receive Greater Des Moines Career Launch Scholarships
Iowa Business Hall Of Fame Honors Reynolds Cramer, Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Garst, And Rick Tollakson
DSM Book Festival Announces Chris Bohjalian As Headlining Author
YPC Kickoff Party To Take Place Jan. 20 At Iowa Wild Game
Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces 2023 Small Business Success Summit
Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces 2023 Top Five for Small Business Series Schedule
Partnership To Host Multicultural Reception Jan. 16, 2023
Scale DSM Announces First Graduating Cohort
Partnership Unveils 2023 State Policy Priorities At 2022 Legislative Leadership Breakfast
The Partnership and Clay & Milk Announce the Launch of the Iowa Innovation Dashboard
DSM Book Festival Starts Next Chapter On March 25, 2023 In Downtown Des Moines; Vendor Applications Now Open
Paint With Light And Snap A Photo At Pop-Up Art Installation In Downtown DSM
Partnership To Host Next Public Policy Issue Forum On Dec. 15
Partnership Announces 2022 Legislative Leadership Breakfast To Unveil 2023 Strategic Priorities
Annual Public Service Symposium To Take Place In December
Greater Des Moines Partnership To Host Welcome To DSM USA Reception With The Iowa Wolves
2023 Global Insurance Symposium To Focus on ‘Thriving in a Changing World’
Partnership Announces 2022 Inclusion Award Winners
Celebrate Spooky Season At The Downtown Farmers’ Market; Prepare For Upcoming Outdoor Winter Market Events
Erik Weihenmayer To Headline Greater Des Moines Partnership Annual Dinner
Greater Des Moines Partnership To Hold Events Celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week
Partnership Announces The Release Of the Workforce Trends and Occupancy Study Playbook
Lineup Announced for Partnership’s Inclusion Summit
Ring In The Holiday Season At The 2022 Holiday Promenade In The Historic East Village This November And December
Nominations Open For Iowa Business Hall Of Fame Class Of 2022
Local Business School: Master Your Small Business Marketing to Begin This November
Partnership Event to Connect Small Businesses, Government Agencies
Lineup Announced For First Annual Future World Of Work Summit
Partnership To Host Next Public Policy Issue Forum On Oct. 20
Dance The Night Away In Western Gateway Park During The Downtown DSM Silent Disco
Partnership To Host Multicultural Reception On Oct. 13
Fall Hours Begin At The Des Moines Downtown Farmers’ Market On Saturday, Oct. 1
Greater Des Moines Partnership Releases Inclusive Business Strategies Research Results
Greater Des Moines Partnership Welcomes Mahaska County, City of Oskaloosa
Jenae Sikkink Named Senior Vice President of Talent Development
Partnership Announces 2022 Economic Impact Awards Winners
Partnership Announces Call for Applications for 2022 Inclusion Awards
World Food & Music Festival Announces Main Stage Musical Lineup, Additions to Traditional Programming
Save the Date for the 2022 Future World of Work Summit
Greater Des Moines Partnership to Host Untapped Talent Webinar on Recruiting Latinx Talent on Aug. 25
Downtown Outdoor Winter Farmers' Market to Return for 2022 Season, Opens Vendor Applications
Partnership, Capital Crossroads and Young Professionals Connection to Host Public Policy Issue Forum on Cybersecurity
Downtown Farmers' Market Welcomes 16 New Vendors as National Farmers' Market Week Begins
World Food & Music Festival Announces 22 New Food Vendors, Interactive Culinary Programming in Downtown DSM
Andrea Woodard Graduates from Institute for Organizational Management
Drake University, Greater Des Moines Partnership to Host Chicago Fed Chair on Aug. 10
Partnership Announces Promotions of Team Members
Partnership to Host Multicultural Reception on Aug. 3
Downtown Farmers' Market Opens Vendor Applications for Second Half of Season
Artful Birds to Descend Upon Downtown DSM Once Again for Tweet Week
DSM Fellowship Program Announces Graduates of 2022 Cohort
Scale DSM Minority Business Accelerator Receives Sponsorship From Wells Fargo, Kicks Off Inaugural Cohort
Greater Des Moines Partnership, Capital Crossroads and Young Professionals Connection to Host Public Policy Issue Forum on Infrastructure
Partnership to Host Untapped Talent Webinar on LGBTQ Inclusion on June 23
Enjoy Baseball and a Tailgate During Chamber Night with the Iowa Cubs on June 30
The Greater Des Moines Partnership to Host Welcome to DSM USA Reception on Tuesday, June 7
Regional Leaders Set to Participate in MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program
The Market Announces New Incubator Program
Downtown DSM: Future Forward Initial Summary Reception
DSM Intern Connection Returns in June and July
Out to Lunch Returns with Extended Season from May - August
Downtown Farmers' Market to Return for Opening Day on Mother's Day Weekend
Partnership Announces 2022 Federal Policy Agenda
2022 Summer Dew Tour Skateboard Competition and Festival Returns to Des Moines, Iowa July 29 & 30
Downtown Farmers' Market Announces Vendors, Market Extras Program, Meals From the Market and More for 2022 Season
World Food & Music Festival to Return Sept. 16-18, Opens Vendor, Merchant, Nonprofit and Entertainer Applications
Partnership to Host Future Ready DSM Event Focusing on High School Apprenticeships
Minority-owned Businesses Encouraged to Take Inclusive Small Business Owners Survey
Alex Lynch Named Senior Director of Business Attraction at Greater Des Moines Partnership
DSM Population Growth Outpaces Other Midwest Metros
Partnership to Host Untapped Talent Webinar on Returning Citizens on April 28
Downtown Farmers' Market Opening Day is Saturday, May 7
Partnership, Capital Crossroads and Young Professionals Connection to Host Public Policy Issue Forum on the Search for Talent
Take Time into Your Own Hands Through LAPS Interactive Art Installation in Downtown DSM
Partnership, DMACC Urban Campus to Host Multicultural Reception on April 13
Carrie Kruse Named Vice President of Downtown Development at Greater Des Moines Partnership
Eighth Street Viaduct Light Art Installation Unveiled
Make Plans to Attend the DSM Book Festival This Saturday
Partnership to Launch Minority-Owned Business Accelerator
Workforce Trends & Occupancy Study Captures Insights to Help Advance Greater Des Moines and Downtown DSM
DSM Book Festival Announces Hands-On Workshops, Writers' Workshops and Children's Activities
Iowa Business Hall of Fame Honors Angela Walker Franklin, Bill Lillis and Mike Wells
DSM Book Festival Announces Two More Headlining Authors
Partnership, Capital Crossroads and Young Professionals Connection to Host Public Policy Issue Forum on Immigration
Mike Swesey Promoted to Executive Vice President of Economic Development at Greater Des Moines Partnership
Partnership to Host Race Equity Workshops
Registration Open for Partnership's 2022 DMDC Trip
Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces 2022 Strategic Priorities, Board Members
Greater Des Moines Partnership Unveils Broadband User Dashboard Maps
Greater Des Moines Partnership Selected for National Workforce Training Program
Global Insurance Symposium Returns in April 2022
Partnership Announces Top Five For Small Business Series 2022 Lineup
New Dashboard for Iowa's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Opening Night Legislative Reception is on Jan. 10
Results of Central Iowa Broadband Internet Study Released
Partnership Announces 2021 Economic Impact Award Winners
Stephanie Land Announced as Headlining Author at DSM Book Festival
Ambassador Branstad, Vermeer's Bouwkamp to Lead Discussion on U.S.-China Relations
Partnership Releases 2022 State Legislative Agenda
Partnership, Capital Crossroads and Young Professionals Connection to Host Public Policy Issue Forum on Inclusive Economic Development
Mark Your Calendars for Downtown DSM: Future Forward Planning Studio Open House
Courtney Shaw Named to Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives 40 Under 40 List
Partnership Legislative Breakfast Set for Dec. 8
Mia Hamm To Headline Greater Des Moines Partnership Annual Dinner
Downtown Winter Farmers' Market Comes to Court Avenue This Saturday
Four Organizations Named 2021 Inclusion Award Winners
Hide and Seek Ornaments You Keep Returns to Downtown DSM in December
Nominations Open for Iowa Business Hall of Fame Class of 2021
DSM Book Festival Set for March 26, Author Applications Open
Downtown DSM Future Forward Announces Council Made Up of Community Voices, Seeks Public Input
More Details Announced for Inclusion Summit on Nov. 10
Enjoy Halloween-Themed Downtown Farmers' Market This Saturday, Make Plans for Winter Market During Holiday Season
DSM Forward Wins Award of Excellence from International Downtown Association
Historic East Village Holiday Promenade Returns for Five Fridays in November and December
Regional Partners to Host Events During Global Entrepreneurship Week
Downtown Winter Farmers' Market Comes to Court Avenue in November and December
Partnership, Capital Crossroads and Young Professionals Connection to Host Public Policy Issue Forum on Justice Reform
Tallo, Greater Des Moines Partnership Bring IT and Technology Career Exploration to Iowa Students
Advancing Women in Leadership Event to Feature Space Explorer
Registration Open, Keynote Presenters Announced for Inclusion Summit on Nov. 10
Downtown DSM Silent Disco Family-Friendly Street Party Encourages Locals to Get Out and Dance in Western Gateway Park
Des Moines Downtown Farmers' Market Announces 2021 Fall Market Hours
10 Companies to Pitch at Techstars Demo Day on Sept. 29
Downtown DSM Workers, Residents Invited to 'Walk More. Connect More' at Cowles Commons on Oct. 6
DSM Residents Encouraged to Support Local During Small Business Week
Downtown DSM Adventure Stories Provide Opportunity to Explore Downtown in a New Way During Active Month of September
Offer Accepted for the Sale of the Historic Firehouse No. 1
World Food and Music Festival to Kick Off With Naturalization Ceremony on Friday, Sept. 17
Greater Des Moines Partnership is U.S. Finalist in World Chambers Competition
Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces New Supplier Diversity Programming for Small Business Owners
World Food & Music Festival Announces The Original Wailers as Headlining Band Along with Other Music and Programming
Downtown Vision Plan and Action Plan Consulting Team Announced
Partnership to Host Workshop for Home-Based Food Businesses
Celebrate the Final Days of Summer with a Free Outdoor Movie in Downtown Des Moines (DSM)
Partnership, Capital Crossroads and Young Professionals Connection to Host Public Policy Issue Forum on Affordable Housing
Reimagine Downtown Des Moines (DSM) Through Adventure Stories
Save the Date for Inclusion Summit on Nov. 10
World Food & Music Festival Announces Food Vendors and Menu Enhancements
Polk County Health Department to Provide Vaccines at Greater Des Moines Partnership Out to Lunch Event on July 15
Partnership Launches Future Ready DSM Podcast
DSM Recognized as a Top Metro for Sustainability
The Greater Des Moines Partnership Brings a World of Color to Downtown Des Moines (DSM) During Chalk the Park
Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces 2021 Federal Policy Agenda
StartupCity Donates to Pi515 to Help Students Learn Technology and Innovative Problem-Solving Skills
Partnership, Pro Iowa to Host Multicultural Reception on July 7
Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces 2021 Small Business Summit
Greater Des Moines Partnership to Announce 2021 Federal Policy Agenda During June 29 Virtual Event
Industry Report Shows Plans for Innovation, Optimism for Growth in DSM Companies
Summer Startup Tour Kicks Off July 7 Inviting the Startup Community to Reconnect
Downtown Des Moines (DSM) is in for a "Tweet" Treat During Downtown DSM Tweet Week
Out to Lunch Food and Music Series Returns to Downtown Des Moines (DSM) in July
Registration Open for Partnership's DMDC 2021 Trip
Partnership, Capital Crossroads and Young Professionals Connection to Host Public Policy Issue Forum on Community Placemaking
Britney Samuelson Named Director of Capital Crossroads
The Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces New Supplier Diversity Training Program
Iowa Business Hall of Fame Honors Tom Koehn, Tom Mahoney and Wendy Wintersteen as 2020 Inductees
Sips, Samples and Sights Event Showcases Des Moines Architectural History, Unique Foods and Local Brews
Partnership Announces Call for 2021 Inclusion Award Applications
Downtown Farmers' Market to Feature Prepared Food Vendors Beginning This Weekend
Partnership to Host Discussions on Summer Education, Youth Employment Programs
Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Company Releases New Beer for Dew Tour Event at Lauridsen Skatepark
Downtown DSM Looks to Build for the Future: RFP Open for Downtown Vision Plan and Action Plan, Operation Downtown Strategic Plan
Partnership's DSM Forward Playbooks Win Award from Mid-America Economic Development Council
Polk County, City of Des Moines and Downtown Des Moines Partners Announce New Court Avenue Entertainment Experience
DSM Population Growth Percentage Outpaces Other Midwest Metros
DSM Summer Intern Series to Return on June 10
Greater Des Moines Partnership Wins Mac Conway Award for Excellence in Economic Development for Fifth Consecutive Year
Hy-Vee Partners with the Downtown Farmers' Market to Host a Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Des Moines on Saturday, May 8
Ryan Carroll Graduates from OU EDI Program
Greater Des Moines Partnership Wins National Communications Award of Excellence from ACCE
Lauridsen Skatepark to Celebrate Opening on May 7
Central Iowa Broadband Internet Survey Deadline Extended to May 14; Public Forums Planned
Downtown Farmers' Market Season to Open 2021 Season with Annual Bell Ringing Ceremony This Saturday
Greater Des Moines Partnership to Host DSM USA Career Exploration Day
Less Than 1 Month Until Scaled-Back Downtown Farmers' Market Returns
Partnership Invites CEOs to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Roundtables
Partnership Hires Diana Wright as Startup Community Builder
Partnership's Director of Diversity and Inclusion Sanjita Pradhan Receives Diversity Executive Certification
World Food Festival Making Plans to Return Sept. 17-19, Opens Food Vendor Applications
Partnership, Capital Crossroads and Robert D. and Billie Ray Center to Host Civility Events
Partnership Launches Central Iowa Broadband Internet Survey
Partnership, Capital Crossroads and Young Professionals Connection to Host Public Policy Issue on Broadband
Register Today for DSM Book Festival Activities That Begin Next Week; Learn About Local Authors
DSM Book Festival Announces 2021 Virtual and In-Person Event Lineup
Downtown Farmers' Market to Return for 2021 Season with Scaled-Back Vendor Lineup
Returning to the Office Plans + Reasonable Accommodations
Global Insurance Symposium Returns as Hybrid Event in June 2021
Partnership Partners with Capital Crossroads and Young Professionals Connection to Hold Public Policy Issue Forum Series
Save the Date for 2021 DSM Book Festival Events
The Great DSM Hot Air Balloon Hunt Begins This Weekend
GIA's Seventh Year Features Cohort of Seven InsurTech Startups
2021 Priorities at the DSM 202ONE Annual Kickoff
Partnership Names Brian T. Crowe as Executive Vice President of Economic Development
Dr. Marvin DeJear, Jr., Named Senior Vice President of Talent Development
Partnership's Mike Jefferson Receives Virtual Event and Meeting Management Certification
Partnership Announces Downtown DSM Hide and Seek Ornaments You Keep
Partnership Releases 2021 State Legislative Agenda
Registration Open for DSM 202ONE Annual Kickoff
Drive-Through Winter Farmers' and Makers' Market Returns Saturday, Dec. 12
Partnership Announces Nick Nurse as the Keynote Speaker at the DSM 202ONE Annual Kickoff
Partnership to Host Annual Legislative Unveiling Virtually
Andrea Woodard Recognized as ACCE 40 Under 40 Recipient
Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces Diversity Certification
Meredith Corporation Announced as 2020 Inclusion Award Winner
Drive-Through Winter Farmers' and Makers' Market Provides Opportunity to 'Gift' Local
Greater Des Moines Cares: Stay Safe Pledge Launches with Shared Commitment to Safety and Supporting Local Businesses
New Mural Celebrates Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Historic East Village to Host 12 Days of Promenade
Downtown Farmers' Market to Host Drive-Through Winter Farmers' and Makers' Market
2020 Economic Impact Award Winners Announced
Partnership Releases Business and Workforce Status Survey
Partnership CEO Jay Byers Takes Over as Chair of International Association for Chambers of Commerce Executives (ACCE)
Partnership Announces 'Extend the Season' Grant for Restaurants
CEOs Commit to Racial Equity in DSM
Partnership Announces 2020 Small Business Success Summit
8th Annual Inclusion Summit Scheduled for Nov. 10
Partnership Board Encourages Des Moines Public Schools to Return to Learn Under State Compliance
DSM Tutor Connection Creates Additional Resources to Connect Parents and Guardians to Tutors
Partnership to Host Raising Capital Seminar Series
World Food & Music Celebration Announces More Programming
More Dates Announced for Candidate Forum Series
Partnership Launches New #DSMlocal Campaign
NBC News' Chuck Todd Announced as a Speaker at DMDC 2020
DSM Fellowship Program Welcomes Class of 2020-2022
Small Business Recovery Grant Program Announces $1.7 Million in Awards to 292 Companies
Community-Wide World Food & Music Celebration is Sept. 12 - 20
Dates Announced for Fall Candidate Forum Series
Partnership Announces Virtual DMDC Experience
Make It OK, Greater Des Moines Partnership and Capital Crossroads Unveil Virtual Mental Health Series Titled "6 Weeks of Make It OK"
Virtual Event to Help Investors and Entrepreneurs Navigate COVID-19 Pandemic
Partnership Announces Promotions, Strategic Alignment
Downtown Farmers' Market to Host Drive-Through Bite-Size Market
Iowa Business Hall of Fame Opens Nominations
Tauscheck Earns Elite Certification
Partnership's Pradhan Receives Certification from Society of Diversity
Partnership Announces Call for Inclusion Award Applications
DSM Book Festival Announces Iowa Author Series, DSM Book Club
Catch Des Moines and Greater Des Moines Partnership Launch 7-Day DSM Local Challenge
Everyone is Served: Celebrating New Life for the Edna Griffin Building
Downtown Farmers' Market Introduces Online Marketplace
Greater Des Moines Partnership to Conduct COVID-19 Outreach Calls with Local Businesses
Commitment to Inclusion in DSM USA
Des Moines International Airport Rolls Out Forward Together Campaign
Downtown Farmers' Market Prepares for Online Ordering Platform
DSM Forward Publishes Construction and Development, Financial and Professional Services Playbooks
More Industry Playbooks Published as Part of DSM Forward
DSM Tutor Connection Helps Match K-12 Students with College-Aged Tutors
DSM Forward Releases More Industry Playbooks
DSM Forward Offers Expert-Led Playbooks for Industries, Businesses
Greater Des Moines Partnership Recognized as a Top Economic Development Organization
Downtown Des Moines Free Hand Sanitizer Drive-Up Is May 6
Regional Partners Launch Small Business Recovery Grant
DSM Day of Thanks for Frontline Workers is May 6
Connecting Des Moines Students for Distance Learning
Downtown Farmers' Market to Host Virtual Market Meet-Ups
Lauridsen Skatepark Project Slated to be Complete in the Fall
Partnership Launches DSM USA Weekly Podcast
Health Care PPE Innovation in DSM Thrives
Stay 'In for Lunch' And Support Local Restaurants + Musicians
Partnership Launches DSM Employment Ready Podcast
Partnership Launches Podcast on Leading in Times of Challenge
Wellmark Waives Cost-Share for COVID-19 Treatment
Catch Des Moines and Greater Des Moines Partnership Unveil DSM Local Challenge Bingo Contest
Take Part in the #DSMlocalchallenge, See Message from Polk County
Partnership Releases COVID-19 Survey Results
Downtown Farmers' Market Postponed
DSM Works to Support Health Care PPE Requests
Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces DSM Employment Ready Initiative
Catch Des Moines and Greater Des Moines Partnership Launch DSM Local Challenge
Partnership Urges Leadership and Businesses to Support #DSMstrong Community
Partnership Focuses on Hosting Virtual Events
Partnership COVID-19 Update
DSM USA Announces Partnership with Tallo
DSM Book Festival VIP Tickets Available For Purchase
Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces 2020 Strategic Priorities, Board Members
"Book of Lists" Recognizes Partnership Board as Most Influential
Capital Crossroads Names Emily Kessinger as Director
Chuck Klosertman Announced as Headliner at DSM Book Festival
Des Moines Downtown Winter Farmers' Market is This Friday And Saturday
Greater Des Moines Partnership Unveils 2020 State Legislative Priorities
Learn About the 2020 Session with Legislative Leadership Luncheon on Dec. 5
Historic East Village Hosts Holiday Promenade Next Week
Des Moines Downtown Winter Farmers' Market Returns Nov. 22 - 23
Stacie LoVan Receives Designation from the International Economic Development Council
7th Annual Inclusion Forum is Nov. 15
Lara Prescott Announced as a Headlining Author at 2020 DSM Book Festival
Register This Week For The 2019 Small Business Success Summit
2019 Inclusion Award Winner Announced
Holiday Promenade in Historic East Village Set for Nov. 22 - 23
Downtown Farmers' Market Celebrates Final Day of Season This Saturday
Make Plans to Attend the Next Iowa Caucus Consortium Candidate Series Event
Winners Announced for 2019 Economic Impact Awards
Two Downtown Festivals Win International Awards
DSM Businesses and Residents Encouraged to Celebrate Welcoming Week
Make Your Plans For Next Week's World Food & Music Festival
Des Moines Downtown Winter Farmers' Market Announces New Location
Greater Des Moines Leadership Explore Year-Round Public Market Concept
Iowa Caucus Consortium Announces Candidate Forum Series
Greater Des Moines Partnership Welcomes Adair, Guthrie Counties
Partnership Launches New Downtown DSM Retail Portal
Des Moines' Downtown Farmers' Market Celebrates National Farmers' Market Week
Save the Date for the 2019 World Food & Music Festival
Economic Development Momentum: Helena Industries, NeXT1
Jay Byers Elected to Lead Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Board
Joe Murphy Recognized as ACCE 40 Under 40 Award Recipient
Attend the Downtown Farmers' Market During Fourth of July Weekend
Iowa Caucus Consortium Launches for 2020 Election
Downtown Farmers' Market Opens This Weekend
Partnership Announces Federal Policy Priorities, Agenda for DMDC Trip
DSM is the Fastest-Growing Major Metro in the Midwest
DSM Named a Top 5 Place to Live by U.S. News & World Report
Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Announces 2019 Community Connect Program Graduates
Naig Presents Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Leader Awards
Mercy College Faculty Recognized as Only Educators in 100 Great Iowa Nurses Award
DSM Selected to National Skilled Immigrant Integration Program
Young Professionals Connection Announces 2019 Board of Directors
New Small Business Resources Hub Helps Establish DSM USA as a Top Place to Build a Business
VIP Tickets on Sale for DSM Book Festival
Tiffany Tauscheck Wins International 40 Under 40 Award in Economic Development
Youth Leadership Initiative Returns to Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute
Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces 2019 Strategic Priorities, Board Members
"Book of Lists" Recognizes Partnership Board as Most Influential
Best of the Midwest Event Leads to $470,000 in Investor Funding
EDGE Report Card Shows Significant Educational Progress for DSM USA
Des Moines Transload Facility Receives $11.2 Million BUILD Grant
Courtney Shaw, APR, Joins Greater Des Moines Partnership
Company Registration is Now Open for the 2019 Des Moines Corporate Games
Greater Des Moines Partnership Unveils State Legislature Priorities for Upcoming Session
Garth Stein Announced as a Headline Author at DSM Book Festival
Get a Preview of 2019 Session with Legislative Leadership Luncheon on Dec. 3
Knoxville Chamber of Commerce Joins Greater Des Moines Partnership
2018 Inclusion Award Winners Announced
Downtown Winter Farmers' Market is this Friday and Saturday
Brenton Skating Plaza Opening Weekend, Historic East Village Promenade Set for Nov. 16 - 17
Iowa Business Hall of Fame Honors Ric Jurgens, Gage A. Kent, Michael L. Duffy and Rich Willis as 2018 Inductees
New Academy to Teach Working Adults Important Coding Skills
Downtown DSM USA Initiatives Win International Awards
6th Annual Inclusion Forum is Nov. 16
The Final Des Moines' Downtown Farmers' Market of the Season is This Weekend
2018 Economic Impact Award Winners Announced
Des Moines' Downtown Farmers' Market Begins Fall Hours
Global Insurance Accelerator Wins International Award
J.D. Vance to Speak at 2019 Annual Dinner
Candidate Forum Series Scheduled Throughout Fall
World Food & Music Festival is This Weekend, Sept. 14 - 16
Henry Timms to Present on the Concept of 'New Power' at Regional Breakfast
Headline Acts Announced for the World Food & Music Festival Sept. 14 - 16
Laura Rowley to Present on Retail Trends at Sept. 5 Event
DSM Downtown Farmers' Market Celebrates National Farmers' Market Week
Learn About East Grand Avenue Pilot Progress at Aug. 1 Event
Lauridsen Skatepark Receives $400,000 Legacy Grant From Prairie Meadows
Community Partners Offer Tornado Support
Economic Development Momentum: Chamness Biodegradables Relocates All Operations to DSM USA, ProbioFerm Facility Expansion, Michael Foods Groundbreaking
World Food & Music Festival Returns to Downtown DSM Sept. 14 - 16
Des Moines Downtown Chamber Wins Prestigious National Award
Greater Des Moines Partnership Releases Music Mix Featuring Local Artists
DSM Fellowship Program Welcomes 24 Employees at 14 Companies
Economic Development Momentum: Bridge District, Water Trails, Water Works Park
Downtown Farmers' Market Teams Up with Court Avenue Brewing Company to Release Farmers' Market Gold Beer This Saturday
Public Invited to Hear The Dam Plan
Economic Development Momentum: MidAmerican Energy Company, Source Allies, Inc., John Deere
Wind XII Project Positions MidAmerican Energy to Hit 100 Percent Renewable Goal
Greater Des Moines Partnership Presents the Youth Leadership Initiative Graduating Class of 2018
Calling All DSM USA Interns to Seize the City This Summer
Greater Des Moines Committee Gifts $10,000 to Water Trails Project
Iowa AgriTech Accelerator Announces Startups for Program's 2018 Cohort
Partnership Announces Federal Agenda, Speakers for DMDC Trip
Out to Lunch Series Returns and Is Set to Be the Biggest Yet
Partnership Wins Mac Conway Award for Excellence in Economic Development
Partnership's Tauscheck Wins National Drake Alumni Award
Economic Development Momentum: TPI, Lauridsen Skatepark, Nelson Development
More Than 6 Million Square Feet of Data Center Space is Being Built in DSM USA
The Canopy at Brenton Skating Plaza Installed for 2018 Season
US News & World Report Ranks DSM USA as #4 Best Place to Live
Downtown Farmers' Market Begins May 5
Economic Development Momentum: Meredith Corporation, Accelerated Ag Technologies, StemBox, Holmes Murphy
Startup Stories DSM Podcast Launches
DSM USA Continues Fast Population Growth
Rob Poterucha to Present at Top Five For Small Business Series on March 28
More Details Announced for April 5 Accelerate DSM Event
Operation Downtown Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary
Registration Open for ACCE Annual Convention in DSM USA
Startup Aims to Advance Agriculture by Eliminating Piglet Deaths
Brenton Skating Plaza Celebrates Final Skating Week of the Season
STUDY: 97 Percent of DSM USA Residents Say Downtown DSM is Safe and Clean
Jack Schroeder to Present at Top Five for Small Business Series on Feb. 28
Whitney Warne to Speak at First Friday Series
Applications Open for Youth Leadership Initiative
National Ad Campaign Promoting DSM USA Launches
Christina Moffatt Named Inaugural 2018 Ivy Women of Business Inspiration Award Winner
Jenna Brownlee Named 2017 Des Moines Creative of the Year
Registration Still Open for Events Focused on Business Funding