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Capital Crossroads

Local leaders feel the time is right to take advantage of opportunities and address challenges through a clear vision and plan for Iowa's capital region.


The Community Foundation and the Greater Des Moines Partnership collaborated with local government, education, health care, business and community leaders on this strategic community and economic development planning process.  More than 5,000 local voices contributed to the process via one-on-one interviews, focus groups and online surveys.


Capital Crossroads creates a five-year regional roadmap with a geographic scope defined by a 50-mile radius around Central Iowa with the State Capitol at the center. The focus is on ideas and energy to ensure our region grows and prospers for current and future generations. 


Each of the capital plans impacts growth in its area of focus and on an integrated basis. Implementation workgroups guide refinement and action plans for each capital.

For more information

Bethany Wilcoxon

Capital Crossroads Director