The Science that Feeds the World
The Cultivation Corridor is already playing a fundamental role in addressing the growing challenges of the world's expanding population by leveraging advanced science along with best practices and abundant resources to lead the way in feeding and fueling the world. Together with our public and private partners and institutions of higher learning, the region is cultivating innovation, enhancing environmental sustainability and accelerating business growth. Improvements in genetics, technology and production practices created here are helping to transform agriculture in ways considered unimaginable just a generation ago.
Situated on a quarter of the world's richest topsoil, in an area with unrivaled agricultural tradition and a history of scientific discovery, the Cultivation Corridor is creating pathways to energy independence, sustainable food sources and innovative products from renewable resources. Cutting-edge research and science, sophisticated farming, available capital, skilled labor, a balanced lifestyle and an overall vision for the future, makes this a uniquely qualified epicenter for growth.
The Cultivation Corridor sits at a rare intersection of favorable economic and lifestyle factors that come together to produce an exceptional quality of life experience. Top-rated schools, some of the nation's safest neighborhoods and trusted Iowa values help the Cultivation Corridor to attract the nation's best and brightest minds.
Brent Willett to Lead Initiative
On behalf of Capital Crossroads: A Vision for Greater Des Moines & Central Iowa, Brent Willett, CEcD, will serve as Executive Director of the new Cultivation Corridor initiative. Learn More »
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