Iowa State Daily reporter Maggie Curry covered the Ames City Council Meeting on June 13, 2017 where economic development was a topic. As part of the agenda, president of the Ames Chamber of Commerce Dan Culhane presented the Ames Economic Development Commission annual summary. Curry reported that Culhane highlighted developments from Barilla and growth in the Iowa State Research Park, mentioning John Deere has “established a presence in the Research Park alongside such companies as Vermeer.”

Culhane was quoted as saying, “Once you get [to the Research Park], you realize, you see immediate credibility.”

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