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Des Moines Adopts U.S.SourceLink to Improve Entrepreneurial Ecosytem

Published Jan 24, 2012 by Maria Meyers

The Greater Des Moines Partnership, Iowa, has announced that they will adopt the U.S.SourceLink® model to bring together the fragmented resources that support small business and entrepreneurship in Des Moines.

Des Moines joins America’s largest resource network for entrepreneurs, encompassing more than 4,000 entrepreneurial support organizations that serve established businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. The mission of U.S.SourceLink is to match aspiring and existing entrepreneurs to the resources they need to grow by uniting existing business development programs into collaborative networks, providing a highly reliable and visible source of business startup and growth information.

To date, U.S.SourceLink has helped build about 20 of these collaborative economic development support networks across the country, and that number continues to grow.

The Des Moines project is scheduled to launch in 2012.