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Ames Economic Development Commission

The Ames Economic Development Commission (AEDC) stands ready to assist with site location, packaging of financial incentives, and demonstrating an available workforce.


The Ames Economic Development Commission (AEDC) stands ready to provide you with timely assistance in learning more about the city of Ames, and Story and Boone Counties as first-class locations for doing business. Whether it is site location assistance, packaging of financial incentives, or demonstrating an available workforce, you can rely on the AEDC for all of this and more as you contemplate investment in new or expanding operations.

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Assistance in Finding Debt Funding
  • Assistance in Finding Government Funding
  • Brownfield Tax Credits
  • Loan Providers
  • Tax Credit Assistance


  • Census Data

Economic and Site Development

  • Consulting (Specialty)
  • Legislative Agendas (Specialty)
  • Main Street Program Services (Specialty)
  • Site Location Assistance (Specialty)
  • State Tax Credits and Assistance (Specialty)

Regulatory Compliance

  • Codes
  • Government Requirements
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits


  • Mentoring Program

Internship Programs & Student Services

  • Internship Programs
Contact Information
Dan Culhane
304 Main Street
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 233-3203