A city of more than 60,000 people, Ames provides small town warmth with big city opportunities. Centrally located in the heart of the Midwest and Iowa, Ames is known for its flourishing cultural environment, top-quality schools, and world-renowned Iowa State University. With more than 35 parks, 55 miles of bike trails and golf courses, the city has an abundance of recreational opportunities for every season.
With a robust economy, Ames is an attractive location for new business to locate and for existing businesses to expand. Worldwide companies including 3M, Barilla, Becker Underwood, Boehringer Ingelheim, Hach, Danfoss, and Syngenta are thriving in Ames. Welcoming and diverse, the city has a blossoming art and culture scene, hosting major concerts, art festivals, farmers markets, and more year-round. Ames is a community that truly offers a little bit of everything for everyone!