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Research

 2018/2019 ECONOMIC IMPACT 
  • 673 conventions and events utilized Catch Des Moines resources. This support includes group servicing, event promotion, catch crew, and planner toolkits. 
  • 316 conventions and events occurred because of Catch Des Moines efforts. This resulted in $112.2 million of economic impact supporting 1,206 full-time jobs. 
  • 344 conventions and events were booked by Catch Des Moines. Those events will generate $88.5 million of economic impact supporting 1,009 full-time jobs. 

 

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  • August 2019 Occupancy: 70.4%

 

 DESTINATION NEXT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

Destination Next is sponsored by Destinations International (DI) and funded by a grant from the Destination & Travel Foundation. Its purpose is to provide Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) with a Multi-User Online Diagnostic Tool that will provide practical actions and strategies for sustainable success in a dramatically changing world. The study found that Des Moines is currently in the Destination Trailblazer quadrant with a slightly above average score for destination strength and significantly above average score for community support and engagement. 

View the full report HERE.