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Ames Chamber of Commerce Introduces New Workforce Development Coordinator

The Ames Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission are pleased to welcome Allee Wengert to the team as the Workforce Development Coordinator. This position is new to the Ames Chamber, created after input from its 2018 member survey indicated that workforce was one of the top challenges facing local businesses today.

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Vertex announces 300 new tech jobs in Ames, Iowa

AMES, IA – Ames, Iowa, home to Iowa State University, announced the expansion of the technology company Vertex last week. The company is expected to create 300 jobs over the next three years, with many of the jobs exceeding $100,000 per year, and will construct a 60,000-square-foot facility in the Iowa State University Research Park.

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Ames Adds $143 Million in Construction Valuation in 2018

The City of Ames totaled $143,364,740 in new taxable valuation in 2018, including 96 new single-family homes and 13 new multi-family buildings. The City of Ames and the Ames Economic Development Commission also continued improvements to the 1,350-acre Prairie View Industrial Center, working to make the newly annexed development area east of Ames a Certified Site.

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Five Projects in Story County to Receive State Funding

Earlier today the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board announced funding approval for five projects based in Story County. Together, these five projects will create 330 jobs and have a combined $185,535,400 in capital investment.

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