Ames Chamber of Commerce

Media Releases

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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October 19, 2017

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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October 18, 2017

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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June 28, 2017

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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May 22, 2017

The Ames Economic Development Commission (AEDC) has redesigned and updated www.workinames.com, a local job board for the Ames/Story County area.

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May 5, 2017

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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May 4, 2017

Community and business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Leadercast® Ames on May 5, 2017 from 8am – 4pm. 

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May 4, 2017

The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market (AMSFM) kicks off its 7th season this Saturday, May 6th.  The 2017 market season will run every Saturday through October 28th from 8a.m.-12:30p.m in historic downtown Ames.  In October market hours will change to 9:00a.m.-12:30p.m.

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