World Town

Surasee Rodari | Vice President, Bankers Trust

The Idea: Most major cities in the U.S. have a place called China, Korean, Japanese town, etc. Greater Des Moines is full of a diverse group of people and has many ethnic groups, but there is not a central location for anyone to shop and eat. The international grocery, clothing and retail stores are all scattered throughout the city. My idea is to have a location in Des Moines be a center of a market that we can call “World Town.” The clustering of international offerings would encourage economic development and attract tourists to spend money. The goal would be that when people come to Des Moines, everyone would know where they can find “World Town.” >

+1 Cameron NicholsonVP-Internal Affairs, YMCA of Greater Des Moines