What does your investment pay for?

  • Recruit and retain businesses

  •  Represent downtown businesses on a local, state, and national level

  •  Beautification of the downtown district

  •  Plan and execute community events to bring business and visitors to the downtown area

  •  Market downtown district and its businesses to the community and visitors

  • Work to maintain a healthy, vibrant atmosphere that allows downtown businesses to grow

  • Historic preservation efforts


Invest in your community!

2019 Investment Levels

Friend of Main Street - $100, $150, $200

A good level of investment for businesses with two or fewer employees and private citizens who want to contribute to making downtown a great place for the entire community!

Business - $425

A good level for businesses in the district with three employees or more, and any Ames business who want to maintain a vibrant downtown for its own employees and community to enjoy.

  •  Includes a listing on the Downtown Ames website

  • Opportunity to participate in co-op advertising deals

  • Preferred listing on the Main Street Dining and Shopping guide for businesses in the district.

  • Opportunity to advertise in Ames Main Street weekley newsletter

  • Shares and mentions on social media

  • Access to free professional design and buisness consultant services

Gold Investor - $500 or above

Includes all of the above

Non-Profit Organizations - $225