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Start Your Career in DSM

Start a flourishing career in Greater Des Moines (DSM)! With a favorable job market and a plethora of great amenities and exciting things to do, it’s no surprise that DSM is ranked as the #1 best place to live in the Midwest when it comes to high salaries and low cost of living (The Ascent, 2021).  

Find Internships and Career Opportunities

The Greater Des Moines Partnership also offers Do Something Greater, a destination for all things living, working and moving to DSM. Check it out here.

Job Market

DSM is the fastest-growing major metro in the Midwest. Jobs are abundant and career growth opportunities abound. Whether you’re looking for a career in tech, venturing out into the insurance world, or heading into any other number of industries, there’s a place for you here. Find a job you’ll love at a workplace where you can thrive and with a culture that aligns with your values.  Learn more about working in DSM


Whether you’re searching for a loft in a bustling downtown or getting ready to settle down in your first townhome in a quiet suburb, the DSM housing market has you covered. DSM is one of the top 20 places where it’s easiest to save for your first home (Money Magazine, 2022) and one of five cool places in America where you can still buy a home for less than $200,000 (MarketWatch, 2022). Learn more about housing in DSM.

Networking Opportunities 

Along with the abundant work opportunities and housing options, DSM has several professional development groups available to help you grow your network and make connections in the community, including: 

Things to Do in DSM 

People in DSM are never bored! From world-class events, top-notch concerts and performing arts, a hot restaurant scene and 800+ miles of connected trails, there are plenty of ways to have fun, explore, enjoy favorite hobbies and discover a new passion. See how much fun DSM has to offer.

Have questions? Contact:

Jenae Sikkink | Senior Vice President of Talent Development and Inclusive Strategies
Greater Des Moines Partnership
(515) 286-4927