Programs in our GROWING YOUR BUSINESS category will help you discover tools and resources to help grow your business and the Ames community.
Business Builder Series
Ames Seed Capital
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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.
WorkInAmes.com is a local job board for the Ames/Story County area. Our community is fortunate to offer a wide range of career opportunities. With this site employers are able to post jobs for free! Those looking for a job in Ames are able to search a list of openings for full time, part time and internship positions. We hope you'll find the job board a helpful way to become a part of our vibrant workforce!
We have also created an Intern Guide to help businesses develop an intern program. Download it here!
The Ames Economic Development Commission (AEDC) hosts a series of three or four events over the summer months for interns in the Ames/Story County area. These “See Yourself in Ames” events are an opportunity for local interns to better acquaint themselves with our community and area business leaders. Once interns see what the Ames/Story County area has to offer, we hope they will consider staying in our area once they begin their careers.
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.
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