ED  Ames Economic Development Commission


     Office Locations:

304 Main Street
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 515-232-2310
Fax: 515-233-3203



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    The Ames Economic Development Commission organizes and promotes sound economic growth in the Ames area by stimulating the expansion of existing business, attracting new enterprises and assuring a favorable community climate for new ideas and economic growth. The Ames Economic Development Commission consists of approximately 100 businesses and professional members who have invested their resources to improve the community. In the last nine years, the AEDC has assisted in projects that have resulted in a capital investment of $822 million and which have created or will create 1,200 jobs. The Ames Seed Capital Fund, created by the AEDC, is a pool of private investors that have contributed their financial resources to provide a source of funding for businesses committing to Ames. This fund has assisted many new start-up companies.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Amy Howard Finance & Administration
    Crystal Davis Executive Vice President
    Dan Culhane CEcD
    Drew Camp Director
    Lauren Frandsen Director


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