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Ames is an animal health research hub

May 18, 2016

Ames, Iowa, is "the epicenter for animal health research in the country" according to Dr. Albrecht Kissel, president and CEO of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI), a global leader in the animal health industry. That's why his company just opened a $22 million, 52,000-square foot, state-of-the-art research center at the Iowa State University Research Park.

In addition to being home to one of the nation's premiere agricultural universities, Ames is the headquarters of the United States Department of Agriculture's National Animal Disease Center. Animal science companies benefit from the incredible technological infrastructure and talent pool in Ames, as well as the state of Iowa's commitment to growing its research community.

In fact, Iowa is one of only a few states to offer refundable research activities tax credits, which companies like BIVI have used to expand their Iowa operations and employ Iowans in high quality jobs. For more information contact the Iowa Economic Development Authority at



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