Ames EDC

Ames Tribune Op/Ed

Collaboration is Key to the Continued Success of Ames

The Ames Chamber of Commerce recently held the annual State of the City event, co-sponsored with the League of Women Voters. We heard from leaders of the Ames Community School District, City of Ames, Story County, Mary Greeley Medical Center, Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College.

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Here’s to a spectacular 2019

The year 2018 will go down as an incredible year of growth in Ames and Story County. Last week, we had a joint meeting of the Ames Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission boards to cap the year and celebrate our successes. During that meeting, I mentioned a number of highlights from the year that alone are impressive, but combined are outstanding.

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Vote Your Voice: Change Starts at the Local Level

We are extremely fortunate to live in a vibrant and financially thriving community. Because of outstanding local leadership at the state, county, and municipal levels, Ames and Story County continue to flourish. We continue to see investment throughout the community that equates to a high quality of life here in Story County. This vitality doesn’t happen by chance – it is a direct result of strong and visionary leadership.

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Partnering to Create a More Inclusive Community

Diversity and inclusion have been brought to the forefront of workforce dialogue, and it’s a conversation that is long overdue. As I meet with Chamber members, it’s clear that the business community is thirsty for more information on this important topic.

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Community events enhance the vibrancy of Ames

Earlier this month, my wife and I attended a truly unique event in downtown Ames: the inaugural “Farm to Table” dinner hosted by the Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market (the Market). If you didn’t hear about this event, let me tell you that it was fantastic.

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See Yourself in Ames: Recruiting a New Workforce to Ames and Story County

Each summer, many companies in Ames and Story County hire student interns. And for the past six years, the Ames Chamber of Commerce and Ames Economic Development Commission (AEDC) has partnered with local businesses to show these interns that Ames isn’t just a great place to get a degree, but also the Smart Choice in deciding where to start their career.

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