The Community Foundation of Des Moines and the Greater Des Moines Partnership have launched a initiative to develop of a new five-year vision strategy for the Golden Circle/Greater Des Moines (or Capital) region called “Capital Crossroads.”
The initiative have stated that there are challenges to address, despite the region’s overall quality of life being very good. Economics, employment, and services appears to be the target on the radar for this Capital Crossroads initiative.
At this point, I raise a practical question. What are we lacking that will make the Golden Circle better and keep pace with other areas? We hear so much about how great it is to live here, being able to do so many things, and getting involved in the community, but we need more stuff to make it better?
Or is it the little things that need the help more than the big things? After all, the little cogs in the wheel are the ones that moves the entire operation.
I don’t know a lot about this project because it is in the initial stages of capturing (gathering) information and opinions from citizens about what direction this area will go in the next five years. There are a lot of heavy hitters who are on board with putting together a master plan.
I’m no shill, but if you want to take the survey and weigh in with your opinions and ideas, here is the link and feel free to type away.
Oh, by the way, what are we calling this region? Is it still the Golden Circle? Is it Greater Des Moines? Or is the “capital region” that the initiative is referring this as?