Ames Chamber of Commerce

Media Releases

July 11, 2018

The Ames Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the City of Ames Human Relations Commission and Iowa State University Division of Diversity and Inclusion to host A Symposium on Building Inclusive Organizations: Practical Strategies for Business Development & Community Engagement.

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June 6, 2018

The Ames Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission are pleased to welcome Dustin Ingram to the team as the Director of Business Development.

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May 8, 2018

The Ames Economic Development Commission (AEDC), in partnership with the International Economic Development Council, is celebrating economic development week in Ames May 7-12.

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May 3, 2018

The Professional Developers of Iowa (PDI) honored economic development organizations from Ames, Ottumwa, Iowa Lakes Corridor, and West Central Iowa during the SMART Economic Development Conference held in Des Moines on May 2.

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May 2, 2018

The Ames Chamber of Commerce and Ames Economic Development Commission (AEDC) announces several changes in staff responsibilities to further support the overall health and vibrancy of these organizations.

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April 27, 2018

AMES, IA – The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market (AMSFM) kicks off its eighth season on Saturday, May 5. The 2018 market season will run every Saturday through October 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in historic downtown Ames. In October market hours will change to 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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February 28, 2018

The Ames Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Jess Ekstrom, founder and CEO of Headbands of Hope, to launch the 2018 Leadership Series on March 28.

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December 5, 2017

The Ames Chamber of Commerce and its affiliates are pleased to announce their 2017 Annual Award Winners. 

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November 21, 2017

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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November 17, 2017

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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