Media Support

Story Starters

There are plenty of stories to tell about Greater Des Moines and Iowa. Iowa Caucus Consortium team members can help you. 

For story starters on the following topics, contact Kyle Oppenhuizen:

  • Economic development
  • Talent attraction, retention, development, and education
  • Major employers
  • Key regional industries: insurance and financial services, advanced manufacturing, agbioscience, data centers, technology, small business, and high-growth potential startups
  • Statistics: gross domestic product, population, employment growth, demographics, education, transportation, cost of living, cost of doing business
  • Business climate
  • Quality of life initiatives
  • Millennial population boom
  • Downtown Des Moines: businesses, residents, festivals, statistics

For story starters on the following topics, contact Alex Wilson:

  • Tourism growth 
  • Arts and culture
  • Attractions and things to do
  • Festivals and events
  • How Des Moines got hip
  • Hospitality
  • Accolades

Media Center

For more information about how to apply for a media credential and be considered for a space in the Media Center, please fill out this form.

Media Guide

Check out the updated 2024 Media Guide for all of the Caucus stuff, from Media Center info and footage locations to restaurants and nightlife while you're in town.

Photos or b-roll footage

Access photos of the state’s landscape, local communities and cities, notable attractions, and industries. Get a glimpse of Greater Des Moines’ skyline, attractions, arts and culture, and landmarks like the Iowa State Capitol.

Click here to request access!

Footage locations

Find the best views throughout the region. Greater Des Moines is perfect for skyline and cityscape shots, arts, culture, and other destination imagery as well as main street, corporate business, and industry visuals representing the region’s thriving economy.  

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