Why the Ames MSA?
There has never been a better time to look at Ames, Boone, and Story County as a place to grow your business. Iowa offers many competitive advantages for the manufacturing industry, and our team stands ready to guide you through every step of the process to maximize your investment.
|Median Household Income||$48,034||$56,756|
|Median Household Income||$46,749||$57,943|
|Educational Attainment (2018)|
|High School Diploma||16%|
|Graduate or Professional Degree||21.8%|
The Ames MSA is nestled in the heart of the Midwest, with built-in access to the US Interstate system.
Advantages of the Ames MSA
We offer many competitive incentives and advantages to choosing our MSA to grow your business, including tax credits, workforce training, and access to world-class research facilities.
Iowa State University Research Park
The 400-acre development includes the ISU Economic Development Core Facility, a one-stop shop for businesses seeking Iowa State's expertise and assistance.
Prairie View Industrial Center
An Iowa Economic Development Authority Certified Site, Prairie View Industrial Center offers 730 acres of prime development right off Interstate 35 and Highway 30.
Boone Industrial Park - Phase II
An Iowa Economic Development Authority Certified Site, Prairie View Industrial Center offers 152.62 acres in addition to rail service by Union Pacific and access to Highway 30.
Story County Sites
We are proud to partner with small communities throughout the Ames MSA and provide economic development support. These additional sites offer many amenities, including fiber optic, water, and natural gas.
Our team will work closely with you to recruit and retain employees. We're proud to partner with Iowa State University, IowaWORKS, and Home Base Iowa, while also offering our own local job board, WorkInAmes.com and talent development opportunities.