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Ames Economic Development Commission receives recognition for Workforce Development Initiatives

December 5, 2018

CHICAGO, IL – The Ames Economic Development Commission was recently recognized for its innovative workforce development programs by the Mid-America Economic Development Council (Mid-America EDC).

The Ames Economic Development Commission was recognized at the 2018 Mid-America Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum, held December 2-4 at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown, as a finalist in the large division (community population over 50,000) of the Workforce Development category, recognizing activities and/or innovative programs to attract new workforce to an area, strengthen the skills of your existing workforce or encourage retention of youth in an area.

“It’s always nice to be recognized for your efforts and even more significant when that acknowledgement comes from your peers,” said Dan Culhane, President and CEO of the Ames Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission. “Our Workforce Solutions program is paramount to the work that we do and this highlights the efforts of our team and the importance of our valuable private and public partners in this endeavor.”

Mid-America EDC members are dedicated economic development professionals who share best practices to add value in their organizations and communities. Mid-America EDC is a multi-state association dedicated to being the leading resource for making contact with site selectors, advancing regional economic development programs, and accessing thought leadership.

For many years, The Mid-America Economic Development Council has sponsored the annual Economic Development Awards competition to recognize and stimulate the creative use of quality marketing by economic development organizations throughout the twelve-state Mid-America region in promoting their respective communities. 

For more information about The Mid-America Economic Development Council and to view more information about this year’s winning award entries, please visit


For More Information:

Dan Culhane | President & CEO | 232-2310 |

Andrea Hammes Dodge | Vice President | 232-2310 |

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