• Ames Economy Humming Along- With One Concern

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    December 04, 2018

    he Ames Economy is continuing to move forward at a brisk pace. At the Ames Economic Outlook Breakfast on Tuesday, The Ames Chamber of Commerce members heard about positive developments in the Story County Economy.

    “In the last 15 months, on projects that the Chamber and the AEDC has worked on 623 jobs, 636,687 square feet,” said Ames Chamber President, Dan Culhane. “Here’s the number everybody should be excited about when you think about economic impact or economic benefit, $328,328,000 dollars.”

    Featured speaker ISU Economist Peter Orazem told that group that due to the great job market in central Iowa, people would continue to move here.

    “I don’t think that we need to worry about where job growth is in our area,” said Orazem. “If they’re in our commuting area, we benefit from it.”


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