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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

Find out more about about the latest Partnership events.

Des Moines' Downtown Farmers' Market Celebrates National Farmers' Market Week

August 8, 2019

The Downtown Farmers' Market presented by UnityPoint Health - Des Moines joins farmers' markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers' Market Week from August 4 - 10.

Save the Date for the 2019 World Food & Music Festival

July 30, 2019

2019 event comes to Downtown DSM Sept. 20 - 22.

Economic Development Momentum: Helena Industries, NeXT1

July 24, 2019

The Iowa Economic Development Authority Board of Directors has approved financial assistance for the following projects.

Jay Byers Elected to Lead Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Board

July 24, 2019

Jay Byers, CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, has been elected to lead the Board of Directors for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), an Alexandria, Va.-based association of more than 9,000 professionals who work for and with more than 1,300 Chambers of Commerce.

Joe Murphy Recognized as ACCE 40 Under 40 Award Recipient

July 16, 2019

Joe Murphy, Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, has been awarded the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) 2019 40 Under 40 award.

Attend the Downtown Farmers' Market During Fourth of July Weekend

July 2, 2019

Celebrate the continuation of the Fourth of July holiday at the Downtown Farmers' Market presented by UnityPoint Health - Des Moines this Saturday, July 6.

Iowa Caucus Consortium Launches for 2020 Election

June 13, 2019

The Iowa Caucus Consortium returns for the 2020 election and highlights Iowa's first in the nation Caucus status by providing the media, candidates and visitors an accommodating and beneficial experience while showcasing the state and Greater Des Moines (DSM) region.

Downtown Farmers' Market Opens This Weekend

May 1, 2019

Join the opening bell ceremony at 7 a.m. to kick off the season.

Partnership Announces Federal Policy Priorities, Agenda for DMDC Trip

April 30, 2019

The Partnership today unveiled its Federal Policy Agenda. The agenda is compiled by The Partnership's Government Policy Council, which is made up of Investors and Affiliate Chamber of Commerce Members.

DSM is the Fastest-Growing Major Metro in the Midwest

April 19, 2019

Greater Des Moines (DSM) is once again the fastest-growing major Midwest metro. DSM grew 1.6% in 2018, according to population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.