The Business Record brought together a few of Central Iowa’s authorities on arts and culture to discuss how those arenas affect economic development. 

- Siobhan Spain - director, Mainframe Studios
- Chris Kramer - deputy director, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
- Pete DeKock - executive director, Des Moines Social Club
- Sophia Ahmad - vice president of public relations, Greater Des Moines Partnership
- Max Wellman - general manager and performer, Noce