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State approves financial assistance package for Vertex

The following article originally appeared on February 22, 2019 via Ames Tribune. By Robbie Sequeira, Staff Writer resequeira@amestrib.com The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) on Friday approved “with great enthusiasm” Ames-based software company Vertex...
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Proximity to Iowa State a Plus for Park Tenants

Since the dawn of the internet age some three decades ago, it has become increasingly more common for teams from distant corners of the globe to come together remotely. What was once novel is now commonplace. With access to an internet connection, a programmer in India can link with an engineer in Indiana and a product specialist in Innsbruck in real- time to push forward any imaginable product or project.

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Vertex expansion to add 300 jobs

By Robbie Sequeira, Staff Writer rsequeira@amestrib.com Posted Feb 11, 2019 The Ames City Council will consider on Tuesday whether it will sponsor an Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) application for financial assistance of $300,000 on behalf of an Ames-based...
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Ames ranks No. 6 on Silicon Prairie report

By Lexie Troutman, staff writer ltroutman@amestrib.com Posted Feb 6, 2019 A report that ranks cities on entrepreneurship health ranked Ames No. 6 among 42 cities across 11 Midwestern states. The report from the Omaha, Neb.-based consulting company Chapman and Company...
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TMC Moves To Offer Interns More

Surrounded by firms focused to pushing the bounds of the technology of tomorrow, TMC’s satellite office in Ames may look a little out of place. The transportation company is focused on efficiently moving multi-ton flatbeds, packed with hard goods, across concrete and asphalt from sea-to-shining-sea. By contrast, by many of its neighbors in the Iowa State Research Park “push weight” by bouncing bits of data around the internet.

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An Innovative Approach to STEM Education

Learning to design and build has always been a big part of early education. For centuries, children have been encouraged to explore their imagination with everything from simple blocks carved from wood in the early days to more recent innovations like Lincoln Logs, Legos and the Erector Set. As children enter elementary classrooms activities involving creating, building, and exploring have been often demphasized in favor or traditional math and science instruction. Recently there has been a new movement for including project-based STEM and engineering activities at the earliest grade levels.

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Nebullam Aims to Revolutionize Indoor Farming

Founded in a region of the United States with, arguably, the richest soil on the planet, a young Ames-based startup is aiming to revolutionize farming- without any of that soil. Employing a combination of high pressure aeroponics and artificial intelligence (AI), Nebullam is making waves in an increasingly competitive indorrfarming industry.

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Kent Feature

Founded as a small, family-owned livestock feed operation in Indianola more than nine decades ago, it has grown to become one of the largest feed producers in the world. From feed and related products for commercial livestock and domesticated animals—including fish, birds, and rodents—to feeds specifically for show animals, commodities, and products for human consumption, the Kent brand is international.