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Ames Economic Development Commission to celebrate Economic Development Week May 6-11, 2019

May 3, 2019

The Ames Economic Development Commission (AEDC), in partnership with the International Economic Development Council, is celebrating economic development week in Ames May 6-11. The weeklong celebration emphasizes the importance of economic development and showcases the efforts and initiatives improving business retention, job growth and quality of life for Ames-area residents. 

As part of these celebrations, the AEDC will receive a proclamation on Tuesday, May 7 at the Story County Board of Supervisors meeting. A proclamation was previously read at the Nevada City Council meeting on April 22, the Ames City Council meeting on April 23 and the Huxley City Council on April 23.

Throughout 2019 the AEDC will continue its social media campaign featuring #StoryGrows to highlight the economic development activities happening in Story County. Follow the AEDC on Facebook and Twitter (@AmesEDC) to learn more.

The AEDC has made the commitment to celebrate Economic Development Week in order to emphasize the importance of economic development for Ames, Story County and the state of Iowa. The week is designed to increase an understanding of economic development’s contribution to the State’s business climate, job retention and growth, the tax base and the overall quality of life in our community.

"We are proud of the work we’ve done here in the Ames community and equally proud to work throughout Story County, including in the Huxley, Story City and Nevada communities,” said Dan Culhane, President and CEO of the Ames Economic Development Commission. “This week especially we want to show off all the activity in Story County. There will be a lot of dirt moving this summer and that’s something we’re excited about."

To learn more about the AEDC please visit To learn more about Economic Development Week visit


For More Information:

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

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

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