Ames EDC

Board Member Spotlight: Mike Espeset

Posted on November 8, 2021 at 8:00 AM by Steven Lawrence


Mike Espeset


What is your hometown?

Mankato, MN


Occupation and company you work for?

President, Story Construction


What is a fun fact about your business or something you’re doing at your business that you’re excited about?

We built Hilton Coliseum


What is your role with the AEDC, and how long have you been involved?

Board member & past chair. Member since 2005.


What is the most interesting thing you have learned about local economic development by being involved in the AEDC?

It is the ultimate team sport


Why do you continue to be involved in local economic development? Why is this an important issue for you?

We need to help the team be successful


What other involvements do you have in the local community/county?

Ames Seed Capital, ABI, United Way


What are your favorite pastimes/hobbies?

Cyclones, golf, fitness, volunteering


Who are the members of your family?

Wife - Ann. Kids - Jack & wife Dillan and grandsons Kale & Finn, Daughter Claire, Son Nate


If you had only one hour a week to watch TV, what would you watch?

Local News


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