Ames Chamber of Commerce

Op-Ed - Page 6

August 31, 2016

The lack of fully-served industrial sites has been an Achilles heel for the market as far back as I can remember. Ensuring that land is available for industrial purposes has been a priority of the Ames City Council for many years and is currently the first bullet point under the...
Read More about Annexation: Preparing Ames for Economic Opportunity

July 27, 2016

I once heard a long-time economic developer from another part of the U.S. say that you could tell a lot about how a community was doing economically by the number of cranes in the sky. A quick survey this week would find at least four construction cranes above the Ames...
Read More about Cranes over Ames – Signs of Economic Progress

June 29, 2016

A highly skilled workforce is paramount to the work that we do here at the Ames Economic Development Commission. New and rapidly growing companies in Ames and Story County are constantly looking to pull from a pool of talent to meet their increasing workforce demands. Having lots of job openings...
Read More about Workforce Solutions – Talent Critical to Economic Development Success

May 25, 2016

Earlier this month the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) proclaimed the first week of May Economic Development Week to highlight the importance of a coordinated economic development effort in communities. When groups work in unison in the pursuit of economic development, new jobs are created and businesses are successful which...
Read More about The Importance of Economic Development – Catalyst for Community Betterment

April 27, 2016

The first ever national Economic Development week will be celebrated May 8- 14, 2016. With that in mind, I wanted to highlight one of the most important economic development projects currently going on in the Ames/Story County community. The Ames Municipal Airport is undergoing a considerable make-over thanks to a...
Read More about Airport Modernization Project – A Key Economic Development Asset for Ames

March 30, 2016

The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market (AMSFM) will kick off its sixth season on Saturday May 7th on the 300 and 400 blocks of Main Street. If you haven’t experienced a Satur­day at the Ames Main Street Farm­ers’ Market in the past five years, you’ve been missing out – it...
Read More about Start of Ames Farmers' Market season just around the corner
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