DSM Forward Playbooks


The Greater Des Moines Partnership has launched a compilation of DSM Forward playbooks devoted to helping businesses and industries prepare for next steps related to economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic when the time is right. DSM Forward includes industry-specific playbooks and business function playbooks with recommendations — leveraging international, national, state and local sources and following federal, state and local public health official recommendations — to help guide businesses and organizations as they determine pathways toward the future in an ever-changing landscape. 

The first five of the industry-specific playbooks have been published:  

DSM Forward also includes professional business function playbooks with takeaways that are specific to professional functions present in any business, regardless of industry. The playbooks are meant to provide guidelines and recommendations. They are not prescriptive, nor do they include specific timelines, as each organization is unique. The playbooks will also be updated and edited as the future of our region evolves.  

The playbooks have been guided by input from the DSM Forward Task Force made up of Greater Des Moines Partnership Board Members, Capital Crossroads leadership and other industry leaders. The Partnership worked with Bâton Global to guide this process, which included extensive feedback from business, industry and community leaders and the community at-large. The playbooks were produced in alignment with developing plans by Polk County Board of Supervisors, Polk County Emergency Management, Polk County Health, the State of Iowa and other key partners.  

A number of other industries will also be added as The Partnership and Task Force work with industry leaders to ensure the most relevant, accurate information is presented. 

View the DSM Forward website and watch for continued updates as new industries are added and as the situation continues to evolve. 

The Greater Des Moines Partnership's DSM Forward playbooks are not intended to constitute legal advice or provide specific direction. Please see the DSM Forward playbook legal disclaimer for more information. 

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