Join us for our third WDM Edge of the year with a focus on the education sector. Area leaders will be sharing thoughts and insights into the future of this key industry critical to our region. Listen as they focus on:
Top trends in key industries vital to our region’s growth
Areas where industries need support
How has COVID helped key sectors innovate and look at things differently
What are some of the biggest, most impactful changes for the future
What have industry leaders learned most that they can share with others
What is WDM EDGE?
West Des Moines is on the cutting edge of innovation and growth. With a population of more than 65,000, West Des Moines is one of the fastest growing cities in Iowa. Nearly 3,000 businesses call West Des Moines home and many of those companies and business sectors have their own distinct set of challenges. The Chamber’s WDM Edge (formerly Business Roundtable) brings subject matter expertise to the podium for an exchange of information that impacts business owners and community across all industries. In 2021, we will examine top industries that call West Des Moines home, trends in those industries, and what we can to do as a community to help support and create an ecosystem that helps these industries continue to thrive. Our hope is from these discussions, as a community, we might discover new ideas that help to propel our region even more forward.
Industries in West Des Moines we will be highlighting include:
Real Estate & Development
Financial Services & Insurance
Medical & Life Sciences
Manufacturing & Logistics
Retail & Hospitality
Arts & Entertainment
Expert Panelists: Dr. Brad Buck – Superintendent / Waukee Community School District Dr. Angela Franklin – President / Des Moines University Dr. Anthony Paustian – Provost / Des Moines Area Community College – DMACC, West Campus Dr. Lisa Remy – Superintendent / West Des Moines Community Schools