Did you know that Story County has the lowest unemployment rate in the state? This isn’t a new occurrence, this has been happening for quite some time with no end in sight. Our strong economy and steady growth in business has created an environment where the number of jobs created outpaces the population growth.
It’s an exciting time to be in Ames and Story County! I am so fired up about the great things happening in our community. Already 2019 is off to a fantastic start and the energy in our community is electric. So, it’s only fitting that the theme of this year’s Ames Chamber of Commerce Leadership Series is Charge.
The Ames Chamber of Commerce recently held the annual State of the City event, co-sponsored with the League of Women Voters. We heard from leaders of the Ames Community School District, City of Ames, Story County, Mary Greeley Medical Center, Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College.
Centrally and conveniently located in the heart of the Midwest and Iowa, Ames is known for its healthy, stable economy, flourishing cultural environment, and the world-renowned Iowa State University.
With over 600 members, the Ames Chamber of Commerce strives to make Ames a better place to live, work, and do business by strengthening the economic vitality and the quality of life in the Ames community.