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March to 1 Million: How will Greater D.M. handle its growth?

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Embassy Club - Ruan Center (34th Floor)

666 Grand Ave.

Des Moines, IA 50309

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EVENT TIMING:

Networking: 7 to 7:30 a.m.
Panel discussion: 7:30 to 9 a.m.

THE TOPIC:

Greater Des Moines is booming. We’re the fastest growing city in the Midwest, and population projections have our region on pace to eclipse 1 million residents by 2040.

But with lightning population growth comes a variety of challenges: Infrastructure could be strained, resources might become scarce, workforce demographics will shift, leaders will change, city identities and politics will evolve, and, gulp, you might even find yourself stalled in traffic on your way to work.

Some of these challenges are already being felt, so we’ve assembled an expert panel for a discussion aimed at illuminating the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Join us as we help ensure that as Greater Des Moines marches toward one million people, the region and business community are positioned to continue their momentum in a sustainable way that allows us to keep our strengths and core identity while being resilient in the face of changes to come.

We’ll discuss questions such as:
- What types of strains will growth put on our infrastructure and transportation systems?
- What strategies will position Des Moines for sustainable growth?
- How do our local governments, chambers and institutions need to adjust?
- What will the demographic makeup of your workforce look like?
- What strategies should we pursue to continue and accelerate growth?
- How can businesses capitalize on the opportunities that come with growth?
- How will we retain the characteristics that make our business community unique?

PANELISTS:

Gene Meyer - President, Greater Des Moines Partnership

Angela Connolly - Polk County Supervisor

Liesl Eathington - Economist, Iowa State University

Zachary Mannheimer - Principal Community Planner, McClure Engineering Company

Elisabeth Buck - CEO, United Way of Central Iowa

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Embassy Club - Ruan Center (34th Floor)

666 Grand Ave.

Des Moines, IA 50309

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