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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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Mercy College Faculty Recognized as Only Educators in 100 Great Iowa Nurses Award

March 13, 2019

Mercy College of Health Sciences' Associate Dean of Nursing, Mary Schemmel, and Associate Professor of Nursing, Judy Monroe, have both received the 100 Great Iowa Nurses Award of 2019.

DSM Selected to National Skilled Immigrant Integration Program

February 11, 2019

Greater Des Moines (DSM) has been chosen as one of eight U.S. communities to receive customized technical assistance to advance its skilled immigrant integration efforts.

Young Professionals Connection Announces 2019 Board of Directors

February 8, 2019

The Young Professionals Connection (YPC), an initiative of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, has announced its 2019 Board of Directors. Board Members began their term on Jan. 1.

New Small Business Resources Hub Helps Establish DSM USA as a Top Place to Build a Business

February 1, 2019

The Hub provides a one-stop-shop for small businesses to find resources relating to legal, accounting, finance, marketing, networking, staffing and hiring and more.

VIP Tickets on Sale for DSM Book Festival

January 31, 2019

VIPs will have opportunity to meet authors, receive signed books.

Tiffany Tauscheck Wins International 40 Under 40 Award in Economic Development

January 28, 2019

An independent five-member selection committee chose the winners from a pool of more than 229 qualified candidates, the highest number of nominees in the organization's history, based on their exceptional accomplishments and contributions to the economic development industry.

Youth Leadership Initiative Returns to Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute

January 25, 2019

The Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI) will become a program of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute beginning with its 2019/2020 class. YLI is currently an initiative of the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces 2019 Strategic Priorities, Board Members

January 17, 2019

The Greater Des Moines Partnership unveiled its 2019 Strategic Priorities and shared its 2018 accomplishments at the 130th Annual Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 17.

"Book of Lists" Recognizes Partnership Board as Most Influential

January 4, 2019

The Greater Des Moines Partnership's 2018 Board of Directors was named the #1 Most Influential Board by the Des Moines Business Record's "Book of Lists."

Best of the Midwest Event Leads to $470,000 in Investor Funding

December 18, 2018

A total of $470,000 was invested in nine early stage companies as a result of the Angel Capital Association's (ACA's) Best of the Midwest regional meeting held in Greater Des Moines (DSM) in September of this year.