About Iowa Caucus Consortium
The Iowa Caucus Consortium is intended to highlight Iowa’s first in the nation Caucus status by providing the media and candidates with a meaningful, positive experience while showcasing the best that the state and region have to offer. The consortium is led by Catch Des Moines and the Greater Des Moines Partnership with additional partners including America's Cultivation Corridor , Drake University, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and Technology Association of Iowa as well as close collaboration with the Iowa Democratic Party and the Republican Party of Iowa.
The Consortium manages the media credentialing process, including the Media Filing Center at the Iowa Events Center, as well as hosting numerous events leading up to the Iowa Caucuses on Monday, February 3. It is also a resource for media support including b-roll, press kits, community engagement and information about the region. To track our ongoing efforts, follow us at @IAcaucus2020 on Twitter and Instagram and use the hashtag #iacaucus.
About Catch Des Moines
The Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Des Moines Area Sports Commission, collectively known as Catch Des Moines, is the official destination marketing organization promoting and representing Greater Des Moines to leisure travelers and meeting/sports planners. Our focus is to increase visitors to the metro and elevate the visitor experience to drive economic success and enhance the quality of life in the 15 local Greater Des Moines communities we represent.
About Greater Des Moines Partnership
The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,400 Regional Business Members and 340+ Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes Des Moines as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Visit DSMpartnership.com for more information.
America’s Cultivation Corridor
America’s Cultivation Corridor is focused on building opportunities for agricultural bioscience research, innovation and entrepreneurship in Iowa. Together, we are working to enhance agricultural sustainability and accelerate business development by attracting new companies, talent and capital to Iowa.
Drake University is a midsize, private university in Des Moines, Iowa, enrolling more than 3,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. Students choose from over 70 majors, minors and concentrations and 20 graduate degrees offered through six colleges and schools. Drake students, faculty and staff take advantage of the wealth of cultural, recreational and business opportunities found in Iowa's capital city. In return, Drake enriches the city through its own cultural offerings, considerable economic impact and many service-learning endeavors, which channel the talent and energy of the Drake students toward meeting the needs of the community.
Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and its divisions — the Iowa Arts Council; Produce Iowa, the State Office of Media Production; the State Historical Society of Iowa; and the State Historic Preservation Office — empower Iowans to build and sustain culturally vibrant communities by connecting to the people, places and points of pride that define our state. The department’s work helps Iowans foster creativity, serves as a catalyst for innovation, and shares Iowa stories that connect past, present and future generations. For more information, please visit iowaculture.gov.
Technology Association of Iowa
The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) is a statewide, member-based organization uniting Iowa's technology community by connecting leaders, developing talent, driving public policy and fostering diversity and inclusion. TAI represents over 350 members in Iowa's $11 billion technology industry, which accounts for 8.8% of the state's GDP.
For information on obtaining your 2020 Iowa Caucus media credential, information on visiting Central Iowa and assistance with Greater Des Moines interviews, photos and b-roll, contact: Catch Des Moines
Ben Handfelt Vice President of Marketing (515) 699-3433 firstname.lastname@example.org
Brock Konrad Director of Marketing
For information on Greater Des Moines economic and community development, questions regarding events and forums, and assistance with interviews, photos and b-roll, contact: Greater Des Moines Partnership Courtney Shaw
Vice President of Communications
cshaw@DSMpartnership.com Kyle Oppenhuizen
Director of Communications (515) 286-4972