Drake Relays 2019

The Drake Relays are a highlight of the West Side and City of Des Moines - Coming April 24-27th

South Facade Spring

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Victory Celebration and Awards Night at the Historic Salisbury House!

JCP Drake


The Des Moines West Side is rich in Art, History, and Culture.

Edencrest Ribbon Cutting

Our Partners

We are committed to the success of the DSM West Side, and our partners help us accomplish that mission


Don't miss the variety of public art on display on the Des Moines West Side!

State of the City Luncheon

We had a record turn-out for our 2019 State of the City Luncheon!  Thank you to our Mayor and City Staff for your presentation and leadership.

Welcome to the Des Moines West Side!

The mission of the Des Moines West Side Chamber of Commerce is to serve our community by supporting and enhancing the unique quality of life and commerce that defines the Des Moines West Side.  The Des Moines' West Side is an established area of our city with a rich history in niche retail and service businesses, higher education, restaurants, boutique professional offices, cultural amenities, and not-for-profits. From the sole proprietor coffee houses to our major universities, this area boasts a diverse employment base.

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About the DSM West Side

  • We had $200 million+ in economic development projects in 2018
  • 70,000+ residents and 2800+ businesses in our footprint.
  • We border some of most traveled intersections in the metro, Ingersoll Ave/MLK Pkwy and Merle Hay Rd/Douglas Ave.
  • We are 230 members strong and growing rapidly!
Our Mission

Business Resources

Whether you are a startup or a well established business we are here for you, advocating for your business. Our Chamber leadership and resource partners are committed to helping you get the support you need for your business to flourish.

Resource Partners

Visit Des Moines

We are home to much Des Moines culture, art, and history including The Salisbury House, Terrace Hill, The Des Moines Playhouse, The Des Moines Art Center, Moberg Gallery, and many historic Des Moines neighborhoods. There is always something happening in Des Moines!

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Welcome New Members

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