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The Tomorrow Plan

The Tomorrow Plan is a forward-thinking plan for the sustainable development of the Greater Des Moines region over the next 40 years. The Tomorrow Plan was adopted by the region in 2013 as a voluntary guide of best practices. The plan is being implemented by individuals, community organizations and local governments with support and coordination from the MPO.


The Tomorrow Plan endeavors for the region to compete globally and leave a dynamic, enduring legacy for future generations, by focusing on the economy, the environment, community vitality, and regional cooperation.

The Tomorrow Plan was developed through the Sustainable Communities Initiative of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Details of its development and extensive public outreach are preserved at www.thetomorrowplan.com.

Plan Contents

The Tomorrow Plan – Full Document (Download)

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Speaker Series

The MPO and other organizations continue to support the implementation of The Tomorrow Plan though the Tomorrow Plan Speaker Series.

Progress Reports

Progress reports were published under the name of The Tomorrow Plan TODAY in 2015 and 2016.