About Us.

Purpose • Cause • Passion

Driving business and community vitality in the Ames region.

Our Niche

Being connectors for our customers to positively impact regional vitality.

The three key pillars that will drive our work will be:

Leadership Engagement Advocacy

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Community Partners.

The Ames Regional Economic Alliance is proud to work alongside several community partners within Central Iowa.  

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Affiliate Organizations.

Our area affiliate organizations serve a specific purpose and provide greater depth of service and programming to members. 

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Become a Member.

As a member of the Alliance, you’re part of a network of business owners, community leaders, and job creators that positively impact our area.

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Our Core Values.

Customer Driven

Our customer is always right | We follow up the same day and we follow through as soon as possible | Provide outstanding service – every time |Treat our customer like a best friend


Our reputation is at stake | Be honest – always | Take the high road | Do the right thing – as if it were going to be on the front page of the newspaper

Team Player

There is no “I” in our Team – ever | Support, encourage, and promote our Team | Be accountable to the Team and never blame a Team member

Good For It

Search for impact that involves many | Seek a more vibrant community that supports people of all backgrounds | Pursue a strong economy that employs many job seekers


Challenge the Status Quo | Be Unafraid | Think BIG

Greater Good

Lend a hand | Do what you say | Be a Servant Leader