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Partnership hosting public policy forum on placemaking

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is hosting its next public policy forum on placemaking on June 15 from noon to 1 p.m. Experts will discuss large-scale regional placemaking initiatives and their policy implications in attracting …

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Meeting to discuss Low Income Tax Credit Innovation Set-Aside program set for Thursday

A virtual meeting is planned for Thursday to discuss a new program that is designed to solicit proposals from developers for low-income housing projects that use innovative construction, financing or partnerships.

The Iowa Finance Authority …

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Ryan Moffatt to lead West Des Moines’ development efforts

Ryan Moffatt has been selected as West Des Moines’ new community and economic development director, the city announced today.

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Moffatt, most recently Des Moines’ economic development coordinator, will replace Clyde Evans, who is …

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$350 million mixed-use development planned in burgeoning Waukee

An Ames man with a passion for providing athletic playing facilities for Iowa’s youths is developing a complex in Waukee that will include two fieldhouses reminiscent of college arenas built in the first half of …


Iowa’s economy seeing slow but positive growth, supply chain manager survey shows

Iowa’s economy weakened slightly in May but remained in positive growth territory, according to a monthly survey of manufacturing supply chain managers.

Creighton University’s Mid-America Business Conditions Index showed that Iowa’s index score fell to …

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Partnership wins national award for communications

The Greater Des Moines Partnership has been awarded the Communications Award of Excellence by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. Its winning entry was the 2022 515 Day video, which celebrated the Greater Des …

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Houston says charitable giving from Principal Charity Classic a ‘really big deal’ as 80K descend on region for tournament

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The Principal Charity Classic golf tournament helps sell Iowa to potential residents and businesses, is an economic boon for area businesses and provides a shot in the arm to children’s charities in the …

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MEDCO President Nick Glew to pursue new opportunity in the region

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Nick Glew, president of the Marion Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO) since 2014, will step down to pursue a new opportunity in the region. Glew has played a pivotal role in various community organizations …

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WDM chamber announces Leadership Academy graduates

The West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy class of 2023 has completed its educational journey, the chamber announced. The chamber produced a yearbook that showcases the graduates’ memorable experiences, featuring highlights such as …

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IEDA approves innovation funding for 4 Iowa startups

The Iowa Economic Development Authority announced innovation funding for four startups through Iowa’s State Small Business Credit Initiative.

The Innovation Fund is one of four areas established under the SSBCI program. It increases funding opportunities …

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