Category: Media Coverage

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Capital Crossroads Identifies Greater Des Moines Job Targets

Posted May 26, 2011 by the Business Record Which job sectors should Greater Des Moines target in the future? The answer, according to a report released as part of the Capital Crossroads long-term visioning plan, probably won’t surprise anyone. The Target Cluster and Marketing Analysis, released by Market Street Services Inc., identified six areas that the region should […]

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Spring is the Season for Optimism

Posted May 4, 2011 by the Business Record Optimism was in the air last week. One evening brought a public input meeting for the “Capital Crossroads: A Vision for Greater Des Moines and Central Iowa” project. At noon the following day, the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines welcomed 400 guests to its annual luncheon and report. Moments […]

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Capital Crossroads Shares Guiding Principles at Public Meeting

Posted April 27, 2011 by the Business Record The Capital Crossroads long-term planning project is nearing completion. The plan, part of an effort led by the Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, is scheduled to be released in late May, with an implementation plan to be released in June or July. A […]

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Entering a Crossroads

Posted January 28, 2011 by the Business Record Laying out the strengths and weaknesses of Greater Des Moines and the surrounding region is far from a quick description. Such was the basis for a 184-page Competitive Capacity Assessment release last week by Market Street Services Inc., as part of the Greater Des Moines Partnership and Community Foundation of […]

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Capital Crossroads Assessment Lays Out Challenges for Future Development

Posted January 20, 2011 by the Business Record Des Moines has outlined the good and the bad; the next step is to make a plan, officials said at a public meeting on Wednesday. Alex Pearlstein, director of projects with Atlanta-based Market Street Services Inc., and Ellen Anderson, director of research with the firm, laid out the most important […]

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Capital Crossroads Provides Online Survey

Posted November 27, 2010 by the Business Record An online survey is available as part of the Des Moines’ Capital Crossroads visioning plan. Anyone living within a 50-mile radius of the state Capitol is welcome to participate. Capital Crossroads is a comprehensive visioning plan led by the Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Community Foundation of Greater Des […]

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Your Input is Being Requested

Posted November 20, 2010 by the Business Record Have you filled out the survey yet? If you haven’t been notified about the Capital Crossroads Public Input Survey, or just haven’t gotten around to taking it, we encourage you to visit Under the “survey” tab, you’ll find the opportunity to help shape the future of Greater Des Moines […]

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Plans are in the Works for Future Development

Posted November 6, 2010 by the Business Record The time to think about the future is now. That’s the approach the Greater Des Moines Partnership, the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines and the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) are taking. The groups are taking on a pair of regional plans, one that will focus […]

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