Around 50 business, civic and community leaders attended a launch event for the Heartland Civic Collaborative on January 19 in Des Moines, Iowa. Regional leaders from Des Moines, Kansas City, Omaha and St. Louis, discussed why these four regions created the Heartland Civic Collaborative, accomplishments to date, and plans for the future.
Civic leaders from four Midwestern metros – Des Moines, Kansas City, Omaha and St. Louis – announced the official launch of the Heartland Civic Collaborative (HCC).
HCC is a mega-region initiative that has been in development for several years.
The mission of HCC is to take advantage of mutually advantageous opportunities and capitalize on the collective assets of the region in order to strengthen the entire region’s competitiveness and opportunities for economic development. The HCC kick-off event was held today at the Greater Des Moines Partnership.