Industry assistance grows local economies

Stellar Industries started with three employees and an idea. With support from CIRAS, the Garner-based company has grown to more than 800 employees with an extensive product line. Photo by Dave Olson.


Shimkat Among Leaders Honored at Iowa Rural Summit

AMES, IA (April 15, 2024) – The 8th Annual Iowa Rural Summit last week included a special recognition of six rural leaders, including Lisa Shimkat of Fort Dodge.  Shimkat was honored for her leadership of Iowa’s small business development center (SBDC) network and her...

Sabanto is Revolutionizing Agriculture with Autonomous Technology

Nestled within the Iowa State University Research Park surrounded by companies with aninternational reach and reputation, it would be easy to overlook the groundbreaking work beingdone by Sabanto. Founded by Craig Rupp in 2018, the company is at the forefront...

CTOs Shaping Innovation Landscape at Iowa State University

In the university environment, where ideas take shape and discoveries are born, there’s acrucial intersection where theory transitions into tangible solutions prepared for market.Providing support as this transition gains momentum are the Chief Technology...


Ames, Iowa – Iowa State University has selected Midwest-based Goldenrod Companies to lead the design, development, financing, and construction of CYTown, Iowa State’s innovative 40-acre multi-use district being built between the Iowa State Center and Jack Trice...

Ames RAGBRAI updates for the week of April 24

A portal has been launched for Ames residents to volunteer to help with the RAGBRAI overnight event in Ames July 25. Vendor applications and sponsorship forms are also live on the discoverames.com/ragbrai/ website.