Ames EDC

Communities in Boone County



Boone, Iowa is located just 15 miles west of Ames. With access to Highway 30, I-35, and the Union Pacific railroad, Boone has ample opportunity for business to develop. Located less than 50 miles from the Des Moines International Airport and with quick access to Interstate 35, travel is a breeze. These geographic advantages make transportation of employees and goods much easier. Industry, logistics, manufacturing, research, and development can thrive in Boone Iowa. The population of the Ames MSA is 95,888 (Data USA, 2019). The Ames-Des Moines Corridor has an estimated population of 764,300.


Madrid has a comfortable, small-town atmosphere that makes visitors and new residents feel welcome. We are especially proud of our high school sports teams, and the Madrid Tigers are well-known for football and track. Annual city events, including the Madrid Labor Day Celebration, bring residents together. There are many opportunities to become involved in Madrid, from local church organizations to clubs, membership organizations, and the Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC), which promotes growth and development in Madrid.

Located in central Iowa only 25 minutes northwest of the Des Moines metro area, Madrid is also within 25 minutes of Ames, the home of Iowa State University, and the business centers of Ankeny, Boone and Perry. Madrid is ideally situated as a business location at the junction of State Highways 17 and 210, 12 miles (15 minutes) west of I-35, 18 miles (20 minutes) north of I-35/80 and 12 miles (15 minutes) south of US highway 30.


Ogden is a community of just over 2,000 residents with a K-12 school district and a busy downtown.  We offer many amenities such as affordable housing, a vital business district, local utility and telephone services and the security of a small town.

Ogden is an attractive and friendly community of 2,044 people nestled in the heart of Iowa. Just 25 miles from Ames and 45 miles from Des Moines, Ogden residents can easily travel to big city amenities and come home to a small town where neighbors are friends.

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