Ames is considered a Large Town with a population of 68,156 and 5,027 businesses. 44 in 2018 were added to the Ames Chamber of Commerce business directory which was less than 2017 which had 89.
The economy of Ames employs 43,756 people and has an unemployment rate of 5.3%. Some of the largest industries in Ames are Professional Services (349),Restaurants (177), and Entertainment Agencies & Bureaus (152).
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