Ames EDC

Ames Chamber and Economic Development Commission Introduces New Director of Business Development

June 6, 2018

Ames, IAThe Ames Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission are pleased to welcome Dustin Ingram to the team as the Director of Business Development.

“Dustin’s prior experience, educational background, and passion for community make him an exceptional fit,” says Dan Culhane, President and CEO of the Ames Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission. “Our team continues to evolve and Dustin aligns well with an outstanding group of people we have assembled to help Ames and Story County continue to prosper. He is the kind of individual that will provide immediate impact.”

As Director of Business Development, Ingram serves as the liaison between the City of Ames and private developers in a jointly funded position between the City of Ames and the AEDC. In this role he will focus on the development of “small” or new business start-ups in the retail, commercial, and industrial sectors.

“I am excited to be in a position to work with Ames and Story County on projects that will improve our local quality of life,” says Ingram. “Ames and Story County are dynamic places that are experiencing a great deal of momentum. I look forward to building on that by both working closely with the city and tapping into the assets in our rural communities.”

Ingram hails from Georgia, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree from Piedmont College. He then moved to Iowa to attend Iowa State University and is on track to graduate in December 2018 with a Master’s Degree in Community and Regional Planning. Ingram was previously the Economic Development Director in Ackley, Iowa.

Ingram started his new position on June 4 and may be reached at


For More Information:

Dan Culhane | President & CEO | 515-232-2310 |

Andrea Hammes Dodge | Vice President | 515-232-2310 |

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