Ames EDC


As a vibrant circle of university, commerce, and cooperation, the city of Ames is definitely a #SmartChoice when in the midst of a relocation. 

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Centrally and conveniently located in the heart of the Midwest and Iowa, along Highway 30 and Interstate 35 in Iowa's Cultivation Corridor, Ames is known for its healthy, stable economy, flourishing cultural environment, and the world renowned university.

Ames is an attractive location for new businesses to locate and for existing businesses to expand. World class companies including 3M, Barilla, BASF, Boehringer Ingelheim, Danfoss, Syngenta, and many others are located in Ames. The community's commitment to excellence is contagious.

Home of Iowa State University with student enrollment around 36,500 (ISU, 2018). Ames is vital to the Cultivation Corridor, the Ames-Des Moines Corridor with an estimated population of 764,300.

The population of the Ames MSA is 95,888 (Data USA, 2019).


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