Accomplishments

"You've done this better than any community we've ever seen."
—Market Street Services

Implementation of Capital Crossroads has been comprehensive and sustained since its launch in 2012. Building from the strategic template of the initial plan, the nearly 700 volunteers have worked under the coordination of the Director and partner organizations. They have adjusted, enhanced, and added strategic activities based on competitive issues and opportunities. Since project launch, Capital Crossroads has experienced hundreds of successes under the leadership of nearly 700 community volunteers. To join in our success, learn more about how you can volunteer with Capital Crossroads!

Hundreds of actions have been completed and are currently being pursued. In the words of our consultant, “You’ve done this better than any community we’ve ever seen.”

Take a look at Capital Crossroads’ Accomplishments!

Wellness Capital Partners with Science Center of Iowa to Bring Mind Matters to Des Moines

January 2019

Mental Health: Mind Matters, a new traveling exhibit at the Science Center of Iowa presented by HealthPartners UnityPoint Health, will use hands-on interactives and immersive multimedia experiences to help visitors explore mental illness and its prevalence in society. The exhibit will build awareness and understanding by giving visitors the opportunity to see how mental illness has been treated in the past and to better understand what it’s like to live with mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Featured Accomplishments

2019

Wellness Capital Partners with Science Center of Iowa to Bring Mind Matters to Des Moines

Mental Health: Mind Matters, a new traveling exhibit at the Science Center of Iowa presented by HealthPartners UnityPoint Health, will use hands-on interactives and immersive multimedia experiences to help visitors explore mental illness and its prevalence in society. The exhibit will build awareness and understanding by giving visitors the opportunity to see how mental illness has been treated in the past and to better understand what it’s like to live with mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

2018

4 Equity Tool Created to Aid in Regional Decision Making

Central Iowa stands 4 Equity. To build a more equitable and inclusive region we are beginning with a focus on racial equity. We ask leaders to commit to using this tool when presented with a decision-making moment for plans and activities. This is the first step in creating an inclusive Central Iowa.

2015

Healthy Homes Des Moines launched

Through Healthy Homes Des Moines, households with children suffering from asthma will receive home repairs to address asthma triggers, and families will receive tailored health education to self-manage asthma and maintain a healthy home.

2015

The Teaching Employees Accountability Matters (TEAM) program launched to promote a “can do” workplace environment

The Teaching Employees Accountability Matters (TEAM) program is a comprehensive training curriculum that sets the stage for employees and supervisors to exemplify and promote a “can do” workplace environment. No matter where you work or what you do, TEAM can help improve your workplace culture.

2014

Cultivation Corridor signed a trade MOU with an Israeli business group

The Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce (FICC) and the Cultivation Corridor signed a Memorandum of Understanding that highlights a growing momentum for local companies to export goods to Israel, as well as for Israel-based companies to invest in and partner with Corridor companies.

2014

Represented the region at the BIO International Convention in San Diego

The Cultivation Corridor has partnered with the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Biotechnology Association to attend the Bio Industry Organization’s International Convention to be held in San Diego, California on June 23-26, 2014.

2014

Developed CarpeDM, a regional attraction/retention web portal

When you Seize Des Moines, you are empowered to take charge of your personal and professional journey and shape the direction of the region’s future. With a growing population, world class amenities and national recognition as a great city to advance a career, now is the time to live life in Central Iowa and tell the world how you Seize Des Moines.

2013

Metro Waste Authority debuted the Adopt a Stream program

Adopt a Stream connects us directly to our streams – so we can clean them, enjoy them and celebrate the improvements in our water quality and soil erosion over time. As we become ever better water and soil stewards, we’ll see improvements in the health of our lands and people.

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