Ames EDC

Home Base Iowa

Story County is a Proud Home Base Iowa Community!

Ames and Story County are proud of Iowa’s commitment to veterans and their families. Our area complements Iowa’s mission to welcome, employ, and honor those who serve our country.

We invite you to explore the Story County area and discover why it is a great place to live, work, play and raise a family!

Ames joined the growing list of Home Base Iowa Communities who have committed to rolling out the red carpet and welcoming military members and their families leaving the service to becoming Iowans. The Home Base Iowa Communities initiative designates communities as centers of opportunity for military veterans and further highlights Iowa’s statewide commitment to welcoming veterans to the state.

What is Home Base Iowa?

Apply for Relocation Assistance

Apply to be a Home Base Iowa Business


“We want veterans to know that Iowa can provide them not just a job, but a career in a caring, welcoming community,”  - Past Governor Terry E. Branstad

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