Ames EDC

Media Releases - 2017 Archive

Alliant Energy and Ames Economic Development Commission partner to create job opportunities in central Iowa

Alliant Energy and Ames Economic Development Commission (AEDC) are partnering to develop a new industrial center that will create jobs and spur economic growth in the region. Prairie View Industrial Center will provide 730 acres of prime development along Lincoln Way on the east side of Ames. The land has double-rail access and is well-suited for any industrial relocation or expansion project. AEDC is working to certify the full site as a “Super Park” through the State of Iowa’s certified site program. 

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Immigrants Contribute $390 Million to GDP in Iowa’s Story and Boone Counties

Immigrants living in Iowa’s Story and Boone Counties are preserving American jobs and paying millions in state and local taxes, a new research brief released by New American Economy and the Ames Chamber of Commerce finds. Though making up just 6.6 percent of the population, they contributed $390 million to GDP in 2015 and paid $17.3 million in state and local taxes. Furthermore, nearly 97 percent of the immigrant population is employed.

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Chamber Announces 2017 Annual Event

The Ames Chamber of Commerce has announced details of their 2017 Annual Event. The event will be held on December 13, 2017 to celebrate the magic of Ames.

This year’s event features nationally-acclaimed magician, and Ames native, Nate Staniforth, who will inspire attendees to rediscover the experience of being amazed and seeing wonder in everyday life.

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Ames Chamber Introduces New Team Members

The Ames Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission is pleased to welcome Edana Delagardelle, Andrea Hammes Dodge, Brandon Mumm, and Calli Sandahl to the Chamber team.

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Ames Fireworks on July 3rd!

The Young Professionals of Ames, in partnership with the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau, The City of Ames, Ames Chamber of Commerce, and Iowa State University, is excited to present the Ames 2017 Fireworks

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Ames Economic Development Commission to celebrate Economic Development Week

The Ames Economic Development Commission (AEDC) in partnership with the International Economic Development Council, will celebrate the second annual economic development week in Ames. The weeklong celebration will emphasize the importance of economic development and showcase the efforts and initiatives improving business retention, job growth and quality of life for Ames-area residents.  The 2017 event dates are May 8-13.

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