Experience a place where you can do more of what you love. Des Moines. Do More. “It’s like you’re in a small town with everything a big city has to offer.” Do More. “I’ve seen this community, especially Metro Des Moines is the rare place where you can Do More of what you love and less of what you don’t. A place where life is easier. downtown, just explode and grow and take off so much the last five to • Spend less time commuting to work … and do more with your family and friends. ten years. It’s been awesome.” • Free yourself from life as an anonymous cog in the corporate machine … and do more of what brings you EASE OF LIFE professional fulfillment. • Lower your cost of living … and do more with your income. Visit Des Moines. You’ll understand what it means to Do More. Take control of your life. Living, working and playing in Greater Des Moines opens up new vistas of possibilities. You’ll experience fewer of life’s hassles that sap your time, money and energy. You’ll enjoy more of life’s benefits that bring you joy, satisfaction and inspiration. It’s a less congested, less anonymous, more fulfilling lifestyle that puts you back in charge of your life … and makes you wish you had discovered it sooner. LIVE ON YOUR TERMS “We moved here from the coast and the cost of living … let’s just say I’m still amazed at how affordable everything is here. Affordable Living You can probably duplicate your current standard of living (or improve it!) in Greater Des Moines for less than it costs you right now. Downtown loft … Elegant suburban showplace … A family-friendly three-bedroom near an amazing school … Quaint, bungalow in an artsy, historic neighborhood … An acreage with plenty of room for horses … Name your housing preference — Greater Des Moines has it. With some 700,000 people living in Greater Des Moines and its suburbs, we almost certainly have the perfect place for you. Plus, after you pay the mortgage, taxes, utilities and other living costs, you may have an exciting amount of your income left over. For a sportscar. Or a college education. Or a philanthropic venture. Or a trip to the tropics. Whatever floats your boat. OWN A HOME AND...A BOAT Find Balance “Job” and “life” aren’t mutually exclusive terms in Greater Des Moines. We live a balanced life here, one that values both home and work. “Theater and the arts are everywhere.” If you’re the corporate type, Des Moines is home to some of the world superpowers in insurance, financial services, agribusiness, biotech and more. “There are just tons of things to do here, If you prefer small business, you’ll find an eclectic array especially for a young professional.” of eager employers and a business climate that’s ideal for growing your entrepreneurial dream into a reality. And as our metro continues to grow, service industries such as healthcare and construction are rapidly growing as well. No matter what you do for a living, Greater Des Moines offers opportunities to have a great job, and a great life. HAVE A JOB....AND A LIFE Get there faster. Life is too short to spend it surrounded by cars every morning and night. The average commute in Greater Des Moines is 19 minutes. You read that right. And plenty of people live a single-digit drive from their offices. A shorter commute isn’t just good for the blood pressure. It adds more productive hours to your day. Sleep more and get more done at work. Not only that, but driving across town on business doesn’t kill the entire afternoon. Even more exciting: cutting your commute gives you more time to do what you love. Instead of spending the first 60 minutes after work fighting traffic, cut that to 15 and then invest the remaining 45 playing with the kids, or just relaxing on the deck, playing tennis, working on your Web site, editing your latest video masterpiece … whatever you want. It’s your time. Do more of what you want with R it in Greater Des Moines. At least one thing you’ve heard about Iowa is true — we’re one of the best places on the planet to raise a family. You won’t find a lot of happy talk here about supporting children. You’ll find a lot of happy action. The Des Moines metro area offers world-class schools (primary, secondary and post-secondary), affordable housing, child-friendly employers, quality child care, cultural activities, youth sports, religious and faith-based organizations … the list of family-friendly features goes on for pages and pages. Bottom line: Your children will grow up in a safe, caring, diverse environment where it’s easy to live your values and do more with the kids. RAISE A FAMILY “There’s so much passion for education here. Communities and schools here really work in Building brainpower partnership to make a big difference.” If you gave out grades for creating educational opportunities, Iowa would get an A+ — with extra credit points to spare. Why do the vast majority of Iowans consistently invest their time and money in creating excellent schools at all levels? Because we know education is the key to an unlimited future for every student of every age and background. You’ll find an impressive array of world-class educational opportunities in Greater Des Moines — public, private, pre-school, K-12, colleges, universities, community colleges, trade schools and more. Iowa consistently ranks in the top five based on statewide average scores for college entry exams. Parent participation in K-12 schools is the envy of the nation. Even attractions like the Science Center of Iowa, Living History Farms and Blank Park Zoo and others emphasize the excitement of learning. Whether you want to perfect your welding technique or get a Ph.D. in biotechnology, you’ll find everything you need to ace life’s tests in Greater Des Moines. EXPERIENCE WORLD-CLASS SCHOOLS Our young professionals enjoy opportunities to get ahead earlier, make connections and foster relationships that improve the community and their own lives. Gain access Sometimes moving to a somewhat smaller pond makes it easier to become a big fish. Swim over to Greater Des Moines and you’ll be amazed at the access you have to the political process, corporate leaders, social organizations and interest groups that you wouldn’t get in a larger city. The access to community leaders gives you the chance to jumpstart your career and go further, faster. In Greater Des Moines, you can make a difference and your voice will be heard. Come take a look and see how you can make an impact. GET CONNECTED Join the mosaic Please don’t believe the myth that Des Moines is a one-color city. Lots of visitors seem surprised to experience our thriving “The ethnic, family- Latino, Bosnian, African-American, Sudanese, Indian and Southeast Asian (and many more) communities. Greater owned restaurants Des Moines embraces diverse ethnicities, lifestyles and — Afghan food, Thai backgrounds. food, Indian food, Not only does Greater Des Moines have a surprisingly rich ethnic spectrum, we offer an even greater array of Dutch letters — it’s backgrounds, faiths, experiences and skills. Here you’ll all awesome.” find people from small-town Iowa working closely with a colleague from Bombay, India, whose best friend is originally from Mexico City. INCLUSION Inclusion, access, diversity — we draw strength from it. We revel in it. Come experience it. Welcome Home. Home is more than a house and a job. It’s finding the place that fits you and your lifestyle. For hundreds of thousands of people like you, Greater Des Moines is home. If you’re looking for a place where people are friendly, career opportunities abound, and the cost of living is affordable, give Greater Des Moines a second look. You might be surprised by what you find. To see why people like you call Greater Des Moines home, visit www.desmoinesmetro.com. There’s information on ‘Living Here’ and video clips on residents’ favorite things about the metro. Come take a swing. You might just find you hit the ball out of the park! FIND YOUR HOME See For Yourself A Florida transplant put it beautifully: “I would recommend one thing to anyone who is considering Iowa. Just visit once. You’ll never want to leave.” Following is more detailed Is Des Moines right for you? That’s impossible to say until you take a closer look. information about the Greater Des Moines area. Things like Just call 800-376-9059 and let us know if you’re interested in learning more. area stats at a glance, major We want to help you find the life you’ve been looking for. employers, communities in the region, transportation, housing, education and the Greater Des Moines. Come for a visit. You may end up staying for (a) life. like. We hope it will give you the resources you need to begin taking a closer look at Greater Des Moines. For more on how you can Do More in Des Moines, visit www.desmoinesmetro.com 1.800.376.9059 * Quotes throughout this book are the unscripted words of Greater Des Moines residents. Hear them for yourself and others like them on the “Do More” DVD or www.desmoinesmetro.com online at www.desmoinesmetro.com. “You can enjoy life and do it all here, really.” The Greater Des Moines Partnership 700 Locust St., Suite 100 Des Moines, IA 50309 Ph. 515.286.4950 > Fax 515.286.4974 www.desmoinesmetro.com Greater Des Moines Greater Des Moines At-A-Glance At-A-Glance Continued Greater Des Moines is home to over 500,000 residents. For a reason to move here, start with the reasons we stay: unequalled schools, great public services, friendly communities, four glorious seasons. In other words, Demographics quality of living. Population 527,116 Population (City of Des Moines only) 202,477 (2005) History Climate The name Des Moines came from the river that early The area’s climate is described by meteorologists as French explorers called “Le Riviere de Moingona,” “continental,” meaning there are marked seasonal Estimate by Single Classification Race most likely derived from the French words “de Moyen,” contrasts in temperatures and precipitation. Average White 90.3% meaning the middle. The river area was surveyed in temperatures: spring (47 F), summer (75 F), fall (50 F), Black 4.1% 1841. and winter (23 F). Average annual rainfall: 33 inches; American Indian snowfall: 33 inches. or Alaska Native .4% Two years later Fort Des Moines was established, Asian 2.1% and in 1846 the town became the county seat of Polk Other Race 1.8% County. Iowa was admitted to statehood on December County Populations Two or more races 1.3% 28, 1846. A proclamation was issued declaring the Hispanic Ethnicity 5.5% establishment of the state capital in Des Moines, and Boone County 26,245 Average Household Size 2.54 “Fort” was dropped from the name in 1857. Dallas County 47,845 Jasper County 37,859 The State Capitol was completed in 1886. Construction Marion County 32,527 on the Des Moines riverfront began in 1933 and the Madison County 14,659 Income Per Capita $26,164 skywalk system was started in 1972. Marshall County 39,027 Average Household Income $64,669 Polk County 392,872 Median Household Income $53,097 Story County 83,964 State of Iowa Per Capita Income $21,261 Economic Base Warren County 42,397 Trade Area: Central Iowa Total: 717,395 Approximately 650,000 people (22 percent of the state’s Land Area 2,912 square miles population) live within a one-hour drive of Des Moines. Land Area (City of Des Moines only) 77.25 square miles Major Industries: Major industries include finance and insurance, government, manufacturing, trade and service. Export/Import: Des Moines is a Port of Entry for U.S. Customs and has a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) in operation. Greater Des Moines At-A-Glance Look who’s talking about... Continued Greater Des Moines Property Tax Rates CITY CONSOLIDATED TAX RATE For 2005 Kiplinger’s, June 2007 Urban Land, April 2007 PER $1,000 VALUE Des Moines was ranked in the top five “The downtown continues to add hundreds of Altoona $36.74 metro areas in the country for people who housing units each year, and the pedestrian- Ankeny $37.86 are married with kids. The magazine also friendly East Village neighborhood hosts Bondurant $41.28 gave Des Moines high marks for lifestyles a thriving nightlife, with restored historic Carlisle $38.40 well suited to young singles and mid-level buildings and retail and restaurants pitched Kiplinger’s, June 2007 Clive $33.00 professionals. to a young, creative crowd.” Des Moines was ranked in Des Moines $45.65 the top five metro areas Moody’s Economy.com, May 2007 USA Today, April 2007 Grimes $40.92 in the country for people “The Des Moines economy broke a new record “And where might you go and not get killed Indianola $37.13 who are married with kids. in the first quarter of 2007 and is among the by the natives as you cross the street? Des Johnston $38.59 The magazine also gave fastest growing metros in the Midwest. The Moines. It’s the No. 1 city with the best Norwalk $41.65 Des Moines high marks substantial number of high-paying financial drivers. An A+.” Pleasant Hill $40.08 for lifestyles well suited jobs means that Des Moines’ per capita Expansion Management, February 2007 Polk City $34.58 to young singles and mid- income is comfortably above the national Des Moines is one of America’s 50 Hottest Urbandale $32.18 level professionals. average. The metro area has a well-educated Cities. The magazine asked 80 prominent site Waukee $39.33 workforce, low business costs, and produced location consultants to list their choices for West Des Moines $35.80 nearly 35% of the total job gains in the state the best cities for expanding and relocating Windsor Heights $41.31 in 2006.” companies. “Without question, a good working relationship is vital between cities Taxes and Fees Bizjournals, April 2007 and site location consultants. For those Des Moines ranked third among medium State Sales Tax: Five percent on personal property except food, prescription on the America’s 50 Hottest Cities list, they metros for young adult job seekers, with over drugs and medical devices; additional 1 percent is collected in the Des Moines prove how important that relationship is.” 30% of people age 18-34 with bachelor’s MSA, for a total of 6 percent sales tax. degrees, and 4.3% of householders under the Chicago Tribune, December 2006 age of 25 with incomes of $75,000 or more. “I hit Des Moines first and stumbled into a State Corporate Income Tax: Single Factor (only taxed on in-state sales) rockin’ farmers market that went on and on Forbes, April 2007 for blocks, with street musicians and a big Federal Taxes Deductible: Corporate - 50 percent; Individual - 100 percent Des Moines ranked 4th in Forbes ‘Top Ten brass band. They also threw a beer party Best Places for Business and Careers’. “Des at the zoo, and I caught a baseball game Moines’ financial services sector employs Homestead Tax Credit 45,000, or 15% of the workforce – two and a between the Iowa Cubs and the Albuquerque Isotopes (Cubbies win!). That made for a half times the U.S. average. Even with these If you are a first time home buyer you may qualify for the Homestead Tax Credit. surprisingly entertaining weekend.” high-paying jobs, overall business costs are Contact the Polk County Treasurer at 515-286-3060 to learn more. still 9% below the national average.” Working Here Transportation “Career” and “life” aren’t mutually exclusive terms in Greater Des Moines. We live The Greater Des Moines area is located at the crossroads of Interstates 80 and 35, making it one of the few metro a balanced life here, one that values both home and office. areas that sit at the intersection of major interstates running from coast-to-coast and border-to-border. The area enjoys one of the shortest commute times in the nation with a 19.2 minute average commute. In addition, the area The Greater Des Moines Partnership web site offers tools for job-seekers. To peruse is served by the Des Moines International Airport (DSM), four general aviation airports, 58 motor freight carriers, information about available jobs, or to post your resume to our database, visit us local and regional bus service, several railroads and an extensive trails system. online at: www.desmoinesmetro.com then click “Employment” Employment Airlines Central Location Major Industries Major Industries, CBSA: Services 37.59% Local Airport: Retail Trade 18.38% Major Highways: Major industries include: Finance, Insurance, Des Moines International Airport, 515-256-5100 East/West: Interstate 80, US 6 Finance and insurance Real Estate 15.05% North/South: Interstate 35, US 69 Government Public Admin. 7.68% Average travel time to downtown: 17 minutes Miles from: Manufacturing Manufacturing 6.99% Wholesale Trade 4.90% Chicago (334) Trade and service Construction 4.32% Number of Airlines: 11 (including commuter airlines) Kansas City (194) Transportation & Milwaukee (375) Largest Private Employers in Greater Des Moines Communications 3.65% Non-Stop Destination # Daily Flights Minneapolis/St. Paul (244) Occupations, CBSA: Omaha (135) 1. Allied Insurance - A Nationwide Company (Insurance/Financial Services) Atlanta (ATL) 4 Admin. Support 21.73% St. Louis (432) 2. Central Iowa Hospital Corp. (Health Care) Professional Specialty Chicago (ORD) 12 3. Hy-Vee Food Stores, Inc. (Retail/Grocery) Occupations 15.36% Cincinnati (CVG) 5 4. Mercy Hospital Medical Center (Health Care) Other Services, Cleveland (CLE) 2 5. Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. (Plant Genetics and Agricultural Sciences) Site-based 12.91% Dallas (DFW) 5 6. Principal Life Insurance Co. (Insurance/Financial Services) Exec. Managers & Denver (DEN) 6 Local Bus Service: Administrators 12.74% 7. United Parcel Service (Shipping Services) Detroit (DTW) 4 The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority, or 8. Wal-Mart, Inc. (Retail) Houston (IAH) 3 DART, provides bus service throughout the metro 9. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage (Financial Services/Mortgage) Las Vegas (LAS) 1 area. Learn more about route, fair and schedule 10. Wells Fargo Financial (Financial Services) Los Angeles (LAX) 1 information online at www.dmmta.com or by Memphis (MEM) 3 calling 515-283-8100. Relocation Packet Milwaukee (MKE) 3 Minneapolis (MSP) 9 New York (LGA) 1 Over the Road Service: If you’re reading this online, contact us at 800-376-9059 to request a hard copy of our relocation packet that includes copies of real estate and neighborhood guides, Orlando (MCO) 1 Phoenix (PHX) 2 Greater Des Moines is served by Greyhound, the “Des Moines Intro” magazine, information on downtown’s nightlife and more. Jefferson Bus Lines and Burlington Trailways for We also have a “Welcome to Des Moines” DVD you don’t want to miss. Salt Lake City (SLC) 1 travel within the state or throughout the country. St. Louis (STL) 3 Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg(PIE) 2 Washington D.C. (DCA) 1 Housing Information Housing Information Downtown loft …Elegant suburban showplace …A family- Cost of Living Comparison friendly three-bedroom near an amazing school …Quaint, Apartment Rental Rate Comparison bungalow in an arty, historic neighborhood …An acreage with URBAN AREA COMPOSITE INDEX plenty of room for horses … U.S. 100.0 AREA EFFICIENCY 1-BEDROOM 2-BEDROOM 3-BEDROOM New York, NY 201.2 East Side $405 $453 $554 $687 Name your housing preference — Greater Des Moines has it. 174.8 San Francisco, CA South Side $438 $515 $582 $742 Honolulu, HI 158.7 Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA 157.4 West Side $429 $513 $603 $738 Real Estate & Housing Philadelphia, PA 125.6 West Close-In $474 $554 $709 * Seattle, WA 115.8 The median cost for a single-family home West Suburbs $500 $632 $696 $892 Miami-Dade County, FL 115.4 is $145,500. Over 68% of homes in the Des Average Greater Des Moines Moines CBSA are owned by their occupants. Portland, OR 112.7 $449 $561 $646 $863 For more information contact: Denver, CO 99.6 High-Rise $500 $670 $841 $982 Phoenix, AZ 99.0 Des Moines Area Association of Realtors Altoona $400 $489 $583 * Atlanta, GA 97.7 1370 N.W. 114th St., Suite 100 Tampa, FL 97.2 Ankeny $399 $487 $609 $700 Clive, IA 50325 515-453-1064 Austin, TX 97.0 Indianola * $415 $570 * http://www.dmaar.com/ Des Moines, IA 93.1 Average of all $456 $582 $654 $880 Housing in Greater Des Moines is priced at 88.6 percent of units surveyed Home Builders Association of Greater Des Moines the national average. P.O. Box 649 *Insufficient data available Johnston, IA 50131 Compare the cost of living in Greater Des SOURCE: CB Richard Ellis/Hubbell Commercial Apartment Survey by Carlson, McClure & Assoc. 515-270-8500 Moines to other places in the United States at http://www.desmoineshomebuilders.com/ desmoinesmetro.com/employment. Downtown Living Energy & Utilities In contrast to the suburbanization of America, there is an exciting trend taking place in Des Moines. The Once you find a place that fits your style, contact the following places to get service hooked up: synergies created by new downtown developments and revitalization efforts are luring many residents back to the area’s commercial center. Young professionals, senior executives, couples with children, Electric Power Supplier & Natural Gas Local Distributor: MidAmerican Energy Company, 888-285-6808. retirees and people of all ages are discovering that downtown offers everything they want in a community. Lofts, condos and brownstones are among the more than 1,500 housing units either completed or under Local Telephone Service: Qwest, 1-866-285-6808 construction in downtown Des Moines. For complete information, see the Downtown Development guide online at: Cable Television Service: MediaCom, 515-246-1890 http://live.downtowndesmoines.com Contact your local city hall for information about turning your water on, as well as contacts for your local garbage company and other services. A full list of city halls is located on the Area City Halls and County Offices page. Education Education You’ll find an impressive array of world-class educational opportunities in Greater Des Moines — public, private, pre-school, K-12, colleges, universities, community colleges, trade schools and more. Primary/Secondary Education THIRD highest public high This list shows the three largest districts in the metro area, but all of our schools are world-class. See a full list school graduation rate of districts online at: Colleges & Universities http://www.desmoinesmetro.com/living MORGAN QUITNO PRESS Institution Students Students Faculty Ratio AIB College of Business 938 Des Moines Independent Schools 32,571 2,074 16 Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) 13,719 1800 Grand Ave. Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center 1,200 Des Moines, IA 50309 Des Moines Higher Education Collaborative n/a (515) 242-7911 Drake University 5,164 Faith Baptist College/Seminary 533 West Des Moines Community Schools 8,694 523 17 Graceland University College Des Moines was named 3550 Mills Civic Pkwy. Grand View College 1,630 THIRD best city for its West Des Moines, IA 50266 Hamilton Business College Metrowide Public Schools (515) 226-2700 Mercy College of Health Sciences 552 Simpson College 1,937 EXPANSION MANAGEMENT Ankeny Community Schools 5,568 294 19 University of Phoenix 2007 Education Quotient 306 S.W. School St. Upper Iowa University Ankeny, IA 50021 (515) 965-6900 State Universities Total Central Iowa Public School Enrollment: 79,641 The following state schools are only a few hours from Greater Des Moines. Total Central Iowa Private School Enrollment: 7,536 Iowa State University – 26,160 University of Iowa – 29,979 Total Central Iowa Public/Private School Enrollment: 87,177 University of Northern Iowa – 12,513 Area City Halls and County Offices Area Chambers and Organizations Contact your local city hall for information about turning your water on, as well as contacts for other utility Area City Halls African-American Business Association (AABA) Johnston Area Chamber of Commerce companies including phone, gas, garbage and the like. 515-286-4950 515-331-2265 Altoona City Hall www.aabaofdesmoines.org www.johnstonchamber.com The county can help you with voter registration, car Johnston City Hall 407 Eighth St. SE 6221 Merle Hay Rd. registration and related services. Altoona, IA 50009 Johnston, IA 50131 ALIANZA (Latino Business Association) Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce 515-967-5136 515- 278-2344 515-286-4937 515-981-0619 http://www.alianza-lba.org www.norwalkchamber.org Ankeny City Hall Norwalk City Hall 410 W. First St. 705 North Ave. Ankeny, IA 50023 Norwalk, IA 50211 Altoona Area Chamber of Commerce Pleasant Hill Area Chamber of Commerce 515- 965-6407 515- 981-0228 515-967-3366 515-261-0466 www.altoonachamber.org www.phchamber.com Dallas County – Dallas County Courthouse Bondurant City Hall Polk City City Hall 801 Court St. 200 Second St. NE 112 Third St. Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce Polk City Chamber of Commerce Bondurant, IA 50035 Polk City, IA 50226 P.O. Box 38, Adel, IA 50003 515 -967-2418 515-984-6233 515-964-0685 515-402-5427 Phone: (515) 993-5804 www.ankeny.org www.polkcitychamber.com Carlisle City Hall Pleasant Hill City Hall http://www.co.dallas.ia.us/ 195 N. First St. 5160 Maple Dr., Suite A Bondurant Chamber of Commerce South Des Moines Chamber of Commerce Carlisle, IA 50047 Pleasant Hill, IA 50327 515-967-9981 515-286-4996 515 -989-3224 515- 262-9368 Polk County -- Polk County Administration Building www.bondurantchamber.com www.southdesmoineschamber.com 111 Court Ave. Clive City Hall Urbandale City Hall Des Moines, IA 50309 1900 N.W. 114th St. 3600 86th St. Carlisle Chamber of Commerce Urbandale Area Chamber of Commerce Clive, IA 50325 Urbandale, IA 50322 515-989-2605 515-331-6855 (515) 286-3000 515- 223-6220 515- 278-3900 www.carlisleiachamber.org www.uniquelyurbandale.com http://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/ Des Moines City Hall Waukee City Hall 400 Robert D. Ray Dr. 230 Highway 6 Clive Area Chamber of Commerce Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce Warren County -- Warren County Courthouse Des Moines, IA 50309 Waukee, IA 50266 515-286-4949 515-987-7115 301 N Buxton St. 515 -283-4500 515-987-4522 www.clivechamber.org www.shopwaukee.com Indianola, IA 50125 Grimes City Hall West Des Moines City Hall East Des Moines Chamber of Commerce West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce (515) 961-1020 101 N. Harvey St. 4200 Mills Civic Pkwy. Grimes, IA 50111 P.O. Box 65230 515-225-6009 515-225-6009 http://www.co.warren.ia.us/index.htm 515 -986-3036 West Des Moines, IA 50265 www.edmchamber.org www.wdmchamber.org Indianola City Hall Windsor Heights City Hall Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Windsor Heights Chamber of Commerce 110 N. First St. 1133 66th St. 515-286-4980 515-279-3662 Indianola, IA 50125 Des Moines, IA 50311 515-961-9410 515- 279-3662 www.gdmli.com www.windsorheightschamber.com Grimes Chamber & Economic Development Women’s Chamber Alliance 515-577-3370 www.dsmwca.com www.grimesiowa.org Young Professionals Connection Indianola Chamber of Commerce 515-286-4924 515-961-6269 http://ypc.desmoinesmetro.com www.indianolachamber.com Resources Resources Below are a list of community resources to help you get started living in Greater Des Moines. If there’s something you don’t see here, please feel free to contact us at 800-376-9059. We’ll be glad to try and help. Hospitals Driver’s License Senior Resources Religious Affiliations Broadlawns Medical Center The full-service driver’s license station is 1801 Hickman Rd. located at the Iowa Motor Vehicle Division Bldg: Aging Resources of Central Iowa People in Greater Des Moines choose from a Des Moines, IA 50314 6310 SE Convenience Blvd., Ankeny, IA 50021. 5835 Grand Ave., Suite 106 variety of religions. We have too many places of 515-282-2449 515-244-9124 Des Moines, IA 50312 worship to list, so have provided some resources www.broadlawns.org 515-255-1310 to find a place of worship that is right for you. Hours are Tuesday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Iowa Health – Des Moines Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Senior Citizen Information Service Des Moines Area Religious Council Methodist, Lutheran, Blank Children’s 2116 Grand Ave. 3816 36th St. 1200 Pleasant St. To renew, you can go to Oliver Plaza: Des Moines, IA 50312 Des Moines, IA 50309 Des Moines, (A 50309 2339 Euclid Ave., Des Moines, IA 50310 515-246-6555 515-277-6969 515- 241-6212 Islamic Center of Des Moines www.iowahealth.org Car Registration Cultural Organizations 6201 Franklin Ave. Des Moines, IA 50322 Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines For car registration call the Polk County Deaf Services Commission of Iowa 515- 255-0212 1111 Sixth Ave. Treasurer’s Office at 515-286-3060. http://www.state.ia.us/government/dhr/ds/index.html Des Moines, IA 50314 Jewish Federation of Greater 515-247-3050 Iowa Department of the Blind More Information Des Moines www.mercydesmoines.org http://www.blind.state.ia.us/ 910 Polk Blvd. Des Moines, IA 50312 V.A. Central Iowa Health Care System Feel free to write or call us, or visit our web site, Division of Persons with Disabilities 515-277-6321 3600 30th St. for lots more information about moving here and http://www.state.ia.us/government/dhr/pd/mission/index.html living here. You can reach us at: Des Moines, IA 50310 Roman Catholic Diocese of 515-669-5999 Iowa Asian Alliance Greater Des Moines Partnership Des Moines www.centraliowa.va.gov http://www.iowaasianalliance.com/ 700 Locust St., Suite 100 601 Grand Ave. Latinos Unidos Des Moines, IA 50309 Voter Registration Des Moines, IA 50309 515- 243-7653 1.800.376.9059 http://www.latinosunidosofiowa.com/ Voters must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age or Capital City Pride older, and registered to vote at least 10 days prior www.desmoinesmetro.com http://www.capitalcitypride.org to a primary or general election. Re-registration is required if a voter fails to vote in elections for four Other organizations such as the African-American Business Association, the Latino years. You may register to vote at Polk, Dallas and Business Association and Young Professionals Connections are listed on the Area Warren Counties or at any local city hall. Chambers and Organizations page.