Economic Prosperity

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What is Economic Prosperity? What does it mean to me?

For both countries and individuals, economic prosperity is the key element to quality of life and is also necessary for the nation to be competitive in the world economy. As local economies move from production-based to ones based on creativity and innovation, they must grow in ways that strengthen industries, create good jobs and encourage economic investment. To increase wealth and living standards, the economy must promote and sustain diversity, innovation, competition and entrepreneurship.

Innovation Districts - Digital Nomads - Workforce Education - Real Estate Resilience - Co-Working

People who telecommute to work, work remotely, earn a living online, or use co-working spaces are changing the way we do business. Employers are stepping up training efforts to prepare individuals for a changing economy.

West Des Moines has had a long and strong history of strong economic growth, a robust and diverse economy, and a strong relationship with the business community through collaboration. But is this prosperity accessible for all? How do we ensure it is? These conversations and others are taking place now.

We encourage you to stay engaged throughout the Economic Prosperity topical outreach and provide your input in various ways, starting with the visual preference surveys located on this page and on Nextdoor, by sharing examples of diversity and inclusion events and moments that have impacted you, or by completing the Economic Prosperity survey.


What is Economic Prosperity? What does it mean to me?

For both countries and individuals, economic prosperity is the key element to quality of life and is also necessary for the nation to be competitive in the world economy. As local economies move from production-based to ones based on creativity and innovation, they must grow in ways that strengthen industries, create good jobs and encourage economic investment. To increase wealth and living standards, the economy must promote and sustain diversity, innovation, competition and entrepreneurship.

Innovation Districts - Digital Nomads - Workforce Education - Real Estate Resilience - Co-Working

People who telecommute to work, work remotely, earn a living online, or use co-working spaces are changing the way we do business. Employers are stepping up training efforts to prepare individuals for a changing economy.

West Des Moines has had a long and strong history of strong economic growth, a robust and diverse economy, and a strong relationship with the business community through collaboration. But is this prosperity accessible for all? How do we ensure it is? These conversations and others are taking place now.

We encourage you to stay engaged throughout the Economic Prosperity topical outreach and provide your input in various ways, starting with the visual preference surveys located on this page and on Nextdoor, by sharing examples of diversity and inclusion events and moments that have impacted you, or by completing the Economic Prosperity survey.

  • Thank you for your participation in the Connect2Create visioning process.  This survey on Economic Prosperity should take 5 - 10 minutes to complete and is comprised of mostly drop-down and multiple choice answers, with an opportunity or two to write in your own ideas.  Your participation in this survey will help staff develop the Comprehensive Plan for the City.  Your responses will remain anonymous.

    Thank you for your participation in the Connect2Create visioning process.  This survey on Economic Prosperity should take 5 - 10 minutes to complete and is comprised of mostly drop-down and multiple choice answers, with an opportunity or two to write in your own ideas.  Your participation in this survey will help staff develop the Comprehensive Plan for the City.  Your responses will remain anonymous.

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