The Ames Economic Development Commission maintains contracts with the following organizations to better collaborate for greater economic growth in all of Story County.
The Director of Story County Community Outreach works with the 11 smallest communities in Story County who otherwise wouldn't have a specialist in economic development working for them. This contract allows them to take advantage of resources that a larger organization has, while still receiving specialized service. Projects include assistance with housing projects, filling of vacant commercial spaces, and increasing industrial users to grow the tax base in these communities.
The Ames Economic Development Commission created an additional position to fulfill this contact. The Director of Business Development & Marketing for the AEDC also serves as the Business Development Coordinator for the City of Ames to help bridge the gap between development and city processes. Acting as a liason between the two organizations allows for a seamless transition from interest in the Ames market to opening day with hands on assistance in navigating city regulatory expectations. Information about that position can be found here.
The AEDC represents the City of Nevada on all economic development deals per our contract. We also engage in active marketing of existing sites and buildings the exist in Nevada.
The AEDC represents Huxley on all economic development deals per our contract. We also engage in active marketing of existing sites and buildings the exist in Huxley.
The AEDC maintains a marketing relationship with Story City, whereby we serve as an extension of their marketing arm for sites and buildings.
The AEDC represents the City of Boone for their economic development needs per our contract. This allows us to attract and retain new and existing businesses to Boone.