Greater Des Moines (DSM) is experiencing tremendous momentum. DSM is the fastest-growing major Midwest metro in terms of percentage of population growth, and is outgrowing other Midwest metros in percentage of gross domestic product and employment growth. National and international publications have recognized DSM as a best place to live, work, buy a home and raise a family.

Key to maintaining this positive momentum in our region is assuring our local talent is thriving. Is our community investing wisely in you? We need to continue to ask our most important asset, our talent pool, if you believe DSM is a community where you can reach your full potential.

The Greater Des Moines Partnership, in collaboration with The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University and the Excellence with Integrity Institute, is again conducting a survey to determine how embedded our workforce is in the community and workplace, based on connectedness to people, place and purpose. The results of this survey will provide direction to community and business leaders in DSM on what more needs to be done to enhance our region's quality of life.

If you have participated in past surveys we thank you, but we DO need to hear from you again.


The survey will take approximately 15 minutes. All responses are anonymous and will be used for composite data reporting only.

Remember to use PREV/NEXT buttons at the bottom of the screen to navigate through the survey - do NOT use Back/Forward navigation in the browser (otherwise, your survey will be terminated and you will need to start all over from the beginning).

Please click DONE at the end to submit your responses. Then close all tabs of your browser--doing so will remove the temporary information about your responses from this computer.

THANK YOU in advance for your participation.