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The Ames Promise/ Vision

Ames, Iowa is a forward-thinking community. As a city, we are committed to fostering creativity and innovation at the forefront of the world's important issues that the Midwest is uniquely positioned to address, including agriculture, veterinary medicine, sustainability, development, diversity, education, and health care.

For those who want the charms and convenience of a small town with the opportunities and amenities that come from a major university, Ames' position as an intelligent, progressive community creates a city and a region where everyone has opportunities to discover and thrive. 

Ames, Iowa, is the Smart Choice!

The Ames Strategic Platform

WHO
we're for

Those who want the charms and convenience of a small town with the opportunities and amenities that come from a major University.

WHAT
we do

Ames is the Smart Choice, fostering creativity and innovation at the forefront of the world's important issues that the Midwest is uniquely positioned to address.

WHY
we do it

To create a community where everyone has opportunities to discover and thrive.

HOW
we do it

REQUIRE

Stand for

Be

Innovative Solutions

COLLABORATION

DECISIVE

WHO
we are

Smart Open-minded Confident