These programs will help you discover tools and resources to help grow your business and the Ames community.
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The Ames Chamber of Commerce and the Ames Economic Development Commission (AEDC), and their affiliate partners, work to grow the economic base of the community. This is accomplished by facilitating the expansion and retention of existing businesses, establishing full-serviced business sites and buildings, recruiting new targeted business opportunities, and pursuing community development efforts that enhance the infrastructure, marketability, and quality of life of Ames and the surrounding area. The Ames Chamber and AEDC are pleased to present a forecast of local and state opportunities, challenges and trends and how they affect the Ames business community. This luncheon will feature a keynote speaker that is an expert in economic development.
The Ames Seed Capital Fund was originally incorporated in 1987 as Ames Seed Capital Fund, Inc. and then became Ames Seed Capital, LLC in 1999 ("ASCF" or "Fund"). ASCF is a pool of investment funds contributed by private sources (entities and individuals) for the purpose of providing equity financing for business start-ups and/or expansions in Ames, Story City, Nevada, Huxley and related Story County areas.
Learn about the best small business practices from local experts. Everything from social media marketing to hiring and retention!
Startup Ames is an initiative led by local entrepreneurs that brings together local entrepreneurs to foster a robust community––creating fertile ground to launch new businesses in Ames. We value a vision for world changing innovation, high quality community life, individuals who possess an irresistible entrepreneurial spirit, and a thriving culture in our city – Ames.
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