Welcome to West Des Moines. What will you do first?


Want to land a job or internship in West Des Moines?

We can help! As a Chamber, we have connections with employers who want fresh talent like you. Follow the button below to submit your information, and we’ll get your name in front of employers here

Feel free to also connect with Kara Matheson, Director of Workforce Development, to learn more about opportunities in West Des Moines. | 515-421-4161

Why is West Des Moines a win? Simply look at the rankings.

HIGH quality of life.

LOW cost of living.

Eat and drink your way through the metro at 1,410+ restaurants and bars. Want to burn off all that good food? Hit the 800 miles of trails or one of the 27 parks right here in WDM. Don’t miss the internationally recognized festivals and national headline concerts. Ready to restock your closet with “real-world” clothes or just need some retail therapy? Head to our various shopping destinations from local boutiques to national brands. Don’t miss out on the art walks, displays, festivals, and celebrations. There are also plenty of murals for your Instagram feeds! Need a laugh or want to sit back and enjoy a show? Check out the various comedy clubs, the Symphony, or the Performing Arts Center

Spend less time commuting,
more time connecting.

After a full day of work, do you want a long commute home? The average commute time here is only 16.5 minutes. Who wants another unpaid 1-2 hours tacked on to every single work day just to get home? Not us!

Once you do get home, would you rather walk in to the apartment on the left or one of the WDM ones on the right? We’ll take a larger one (like these) with more amenities for less rent!


Did we meet you at a Career Fair?

Follow the link below to find your photo, then use #WINwithWDM and tag us (@WDMchamber) on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook for a chance to win a $100 gift card!

Did we meet you at a WDM Trek Day?

Fill out the survey below for a chance to win a $100 gift card! Remember to tag us (@WDMchamber) in your photos from the day and use #WDMTrekDay and #WINwithWDM. 

What's next?

Once you land an internship…

YURtern is a summer program specifically designed for college interns. Registration will open in May 2022. See what awesome opportunities are ahead by checking out last year’s programming. It’s YURtern to show the working-world what you have to offer. Take advantage of this program to set yourself up for success! 

Once you land a full-time job…

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CONGRATULATIONS! Now, learn how to set yourself up for success as a young professional entering the “real world.” West YP is a program of the WDM Chamber that provides the opportunity to develop yourself, impact the community, make connections, and have memorable experiences. Join this group of driven and dynamic emerging leaders. 

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