Written By: Madison Wiertzema & Niki Schieffer, Business Engagement Collaborative, Ames High School
Located on the south side of Ames, the Iowa State University Research Park (ISURP) is a growing economic community for new and expanding businesses. ISURP provides its 90 tenants access to technology, a variety of resources available at the University, facilities, equipment, and infrastructure. The park spans 400+ acres and has more than 800,000 square feet of developed buildings.
The Research Park brings local and global businesses to Ames to provide for our community. More than 2,000 employees work at the various companies within the Research Park and bring value to Ames and the surrounding communities through supporting the growing demand for housing in Ames, and the surrounding areas.
Performance Livestock Analytics, located within the Iowa State University Research Park, was founded in 2015 to provide a digital platform for the livestock industry. While their main office is located in Ames they have a strong remote team throughout the country. Powered by the industry’s leading cloud-based platform, Performance Beef and Cattle Krush, provides 24/7 access to accurate, real-time data and analytics from anywhere. Livestock production plays a critical role in the agriculture industry but had previously been underserved by ag technology providers.
Performance Livestock Analytics offers an innovative platform that combines cloud-based technology with on the farm information which simplifies data collection and provides powerful analytics for livestock producers to make better marketing and management decisions.
Performance Livestock creates economic value to the Ames community through the creation of job opportunities and increasing the demand for goods and services.
John Hall, Vice President of Business Development at the Ames Chamber of Commerce stated, “The Iowa State University Research Park (ISURP) provides unique value to economic development in our region. From entrepreneurs who are just getting started to established Fortune 500 companies, the capacity for innovation and growth is limitless. The Park is poised to help companies like Performance Livestock Analytics to achieve new levels of research and development. The ISURP also drives our local workforce by offering diverse career opportunities, ever-advancing technology and research partnerships with Iowa State University. Much of the future growth in Ames and Story County will stem from the Research Park.”
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