“Capital Crossroads’ holistic approach provides exponential value.”
– Laura Jackson

Building a Better Future in Iowa

Capital Crossroads is based on three guiding principles: Talent drives success, capture high-value opportunities, and growth must be sustainable. Ten Capitals, or work platforms, support these three principles and form the structure of Capital Crossroads.

The Capitals are the framework for our community’s well-being. They span the breadth of topic areas that make Central Iowa a top place to live, work, and play. They represent the significant work that remains to ensure all residents thrive. In short, the Capitals represent our common vision for a place that we’re all proud to call home.

If you’re interested in getting involved with a certain Capital or learning more about what our Capitals have accomplished so far, check out our volunteer opportunities and past accomplishments today!

Capital Core

Our Capital Core is focused on the overall growth of prosperity and activity in the Greater Des Moines area.


Business Capital is focused on making sure Iowa remains a regional leader in economic growth and opportunities.

Cultivation Corridor

Cultivation Corridor aims to promote Central Iowa as the global center for agricultural technology and growth.


Cultural Capital has a variety of initiatives to boost the role of arts and culture in the Greater Des Moines area.


Wellness Capital aims to make sure overall physical wellness and mental health are priorities in the Central Iowa region.


Human Capital values the talented individuals of Central Iowa and strives to help people reach their goals in education and employment.


Social Capital strives to build up the leadership, inclusion, and relationships that make the Greater Des Moines area successful.


Governance Capital's focus is increasing the coordination and cooperation of regional governments.


Physical Capital is focused on the improvement of infrastructure and new technologies in Central Iowa.


Natural Capital's goal is to expand sustainability efforts and respect the natural environment of the Central Iowa region.