Book of Lists

Published annually in January, the Des Moines Business Record's Book of Lists is the definitive resource guide for business professionals in the Central Iowa area. The book includes more than 70 lists covering a variety of industries, profiles of local leaders, Central Iowa market facts and a community calendar. New this year is a list of Black-owned businesses put together in collaboration with the Director’s Council based on the organization’s Black Iowa Business Directory.

The cover of this year’s issue features a piece of art titled "Joseph’s Leap" by Iowa artist Jean Berry. Her work has been displayed in exhibits around the world and she uses many different mediums including charcoal, oils, pastels and found objects. You can learn more about her in the Book of Lists and view her work at

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