This Week in the Corridor
Corridor business & industry update
During these last several months everyone has felt the direct impact of COVID-19. The challenges have been great for business/industries in the Iowa Lakes Corridor region. Many employers are deemed "essential" and are implementing important measures to protect the safety and well-being of their employees. In my role as Business Retention and Workforce Partnership Coordinator for the Corridor, I have been reaching out to employers to assess their needs and offer assistance. This has shown me yet again the power of the Corridor network and the willingness of businesses here in Northwest Iowa to help one another. Our team has been successful in securing much needed hand sanitizer, additional production of cloth face masks and face shields and several different options for thermometers. Some positives that we have seen during these challenging times are additional safety regulations implemented, new partnerships being built between businesses and new production opportunities for businesses. 

Please feel free to contact me at .
2020-2021 Corridor Board Voting
Ballots to vote for open positions on the Iowa Lakes Corridor Board were sent via email to primary contacts of Corridor members and investors. If you received the ballot, please complete and return it to Alyssa Petersen at  by May 31st.

Thank you!
Featured Real Estate
Site: 4th Avenue West

Location: 4th Avenue West
Spencer, IA 51301
11 acres

Sale Price: $390,000
(in three parcels)

For more information visit the Corridor website!
This Week in the Corridor
SIF reorganized as Spencer Economic Development Corporation

The Spencer Industries Foundation (SIF), an organization in place for over 70 years, has been reorganized as the Spencer Economic Development Corporation. The organization will be led by an executive board of nine members, meeting monthly as a working group to connect the economic development and community organizations in Spencer, furthering economic development in the city.

SLSM receives Carrie Chapman Catt Award

Storm Lake St. Mary's High School recently received the Carrie Chapman Catt Award from the Iowa Secretary of State. Named after a women's suffrage leader from Iowa, the award recognizes schools with large percentages of eligible students registered to vote. 90% of eligible juniors and seniors at SLSM are registered to vote.

Learn more about the award.
Fareway donation benefiting Spencer are population
Fareway Stores recently gave a $200,000 donation to the Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executives to give local chambers the chance to distribute gift cards to Iowa communities. The Spencer Chamber of Commerce has been distributing these gift cards to nominated businesses and individuals in the Spencer community.

Learn more about the program or nominating a business or individual.
Investor Spotlight
Each week we want to feature and thank the businesses and individuals that have committed to economic development and growth in our communities. To learn more about these investors and others, visit our  Business Directory!
Sector: Manufacturing
Location: Spencer
Description: Demco Products is a trailer manufacturer - manufacturing trailers for the agricultural market, metal recycling market, construction & rental market.
Diamond Concrete
Sector: Engineering/Design & Construction
Location: Spirit Lake
Jobs in the Iowa Lakes Corridor
Post your jobs where quality candidates are already looking:

See current job openings here.
Job Title
Library Assistant
Resident Assistant
Windsor Manor
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