Ames Chamber of Commerce

Our Culture

Startup Community

Ames is very welcoming to entrepreneurs looking to build their business! The Ames Economic Development Commission offers programs such as Startup Ames and the Ames Seed Capital Fund LLC which are dedicated to promoting and assisting entrepreneurs in bringing their companies to Story County! For more information visit:


Art Community

Ames offers an outstanding number of artists and artwork. Iowa State University is decorated with many amazing statues and art right in the heart of Story County. Every year, Ames Main Street hosts an Art Walk event that gives local artists and businesses an opportunity to showcase their work!


Learn more about our culture in Ames and Story County from our Livability Magazine! 

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