|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.
- July 2019: 73%
- July 2018: 70.1%
- July 2019: 61.5%
- July 2018: 58.4%
|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.