Iowa Leaders Advocate for Key Issues on the Hill

The Greater Des Moines Partnership, along with nearly 200 leaders from Central Iowa, traveled to Washington, D.C., May 11-13, 2016, to present a federal agenda and promote regional priorities and economic development plans.

Serving as the 37th annual Greater Des Moines Partnership trip to the Hill, participants advocated for key issues facing Central Iowa, and met with members of Iowa’s Congressional delegation, the Administration and their staffs.

During the trip, Iowa leaders also held workshops and meetings on topics that play an important role in the Heartland Civic Collaborative, including:

  • Biotechnology
  • Education
  • Long-term transportation funding
  • Immigration

Prior to the May trip, members from the Greater Des Moines Partnership traveled to the nation’s capital to hold one-on-one meetings with Congressional staff. While there, they shared information on the Heartland Civic Collaborative. The group focused on the federal advocacy agenda, which amplifies the Heartland region’s collective voice and drives greater action than any one state or metro can accomplish alone.

Click here to learn more about the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s 37th annual trip to Washington, D.C.