Centrally and conveniently located in the heart of the Midwest and Iowa, Ames is known for its healthy, stable economy, flourishing cultural environment, and the world-renowned Iowa State University. With over 600 members, the Ames Chamber of Commerce strives to make Ames a better place to live, work, and do business by strengthening the economic vitality and the quality of life in the Ames community.
Owned by the City of Ames, Mary Greeley is a major healthcare provider serving Ames, Story County, and beyond. Founded in 1916, the medical center was as a gift from Wallace Greeley and has served as a municipal hospital ever since. Mary Greeley offers the lowest charges in the state for medical centers of comparable size.