The Ames MSA is an attractive location for new businesses to locate and for existing businesses to expand. World class companies including 3M, Barilla, BASF, Boehringer Ingelheim, Danfoss, Syngenta, and many others are located in Story County. The community's commitment to excellence is contagious.Home of Iowa State University with student enrollment around 36,500 (ISU, 2018). Ames is vital to the Cultivation Corridor, the Ames-Des Moines Corridor with an estimated population of 764,300.
Total Regional Employment
Median Household Income
5-yr. population change comparison: Ames MSA +1% vs. Iowa +2% vs. Nation +3%
27.2% of Ames MSA residents possess a Bachelor's Degree (7.2% above the national average)
Workforce & Employment
Payrolled Business Locations
Retirement risk: employees 55 or older
Job growth over past 5 yrs.
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Employers competing in the region who posted for a job over the last 12 months
Number of unique postings for a particular job over the last 12 months
Median job posting duration is the same as what's typical in the Ames MSA region
Labor Force & Unemployment
Commuters & Remote Workers
Location Advantages & Quality of Life
Well Being & Happiness
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