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.
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.
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.
The Ames Chamber of Commerce has released its 2019 State Legislative Priorities.
The Ames Economic Development Commission was recently recognized for its innovative workforce development programs by the Mid-America Economic Development Council (Mid-America EDC).
Nationally-acclaimed “Anthem Artist” Joe Everson to perform at the Ames Chamber of Commerce Annual Event
The Ames Chamber of Commerce has announced that nationally-acclaimed entertainer Joe Everson will perform at its annual event.
Ames, IA – The Ames Chamber of Commerce and its affiliates are pleased to announce their 2018 Annual Award Winners:
Ames, IA – The Ames Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Economic Outlook Breakfast on Tuesday, November 20. Dr. Peter F. Orazem, Iowa State University Professor of Economics, will keynote this year’s event.
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.
The Ames Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Ames Human Relations Commission and Iowa State University Division of Diversity and Inclusion, are pleased to announce that Joe Gerstandt will be the keynote speaker for A Symposium on Building Inclusive Organizations on October 31.