On Wednesday, August 26th, the Research Park celebrated the completion of Collaboration Place and Riverside Road which will link University Boulevard near the Economic Development Core Facility to Riverside Drive on the east border of the Research Park. This ribbon-cutting marks an exciting step in the growth of the Research Park and creates more opportunities for expansion. Speakers at the event included U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, Ames Mayor John Haila, ISU President Wendy Wintersteen, David Spalding, EDIR Vice President and Dean of the Ivy College of Business, Sarah Schinckel, Lead for Tech Stack Innovation at John Deere, Stu Anderson, Director – Planning/Programming/Modal Division at the Iowa DOT, and our very own Rick Sanders. A big thank you to the Ames Chamber of Commerce for putting on the event and to all who attended!