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Though its main claim to fame is the home of the world-renowned Iowa State University, Ames is so much more than just another college town – it’s a place where collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship are a way of life.

From software engineering and pharmaceuticals to precision agriculture and animal health, a diverse range of cutting-edge career opportunities await – as does a small-town feel with big-city amenities. If you’re seeking a place where both your career and family can thrive, Ames is the place for you.

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