This Week in the Corridor
Okoboji Broadcast with Jeff Thee visits the Corridor
Entrepreneurship Results - FY 2017-2020
The Iowa Lakes Corridor has proudly been sharing results from the last four fiscal years, FY 2017-2020.

For the next few weeks, we will be sharing more in-depth statistics from this four-year report. This week, we are focusing on Entrepreneurship.

Over the last four years, Senior Vice President Brian Dalziel supported the launch of 37 new businesses in the Corridor. Those businesses created 212 new jobs.
In all, Brian worked with 156 entrepreneurial clients. One hundred of those were new clients that he not assisted previously. Together they raised $4.36 million in startup capital. 

The Corridor's four-year report is being sent to investors soon, so keep an eye on your mailbox!
Miller to moderate Iowa Rural Development Summit panel
Corridor President & CEO Kiley Miller will facilitate a panel discussion tomorrow for the virtual 4th Iowa Rural Summit. The panel includes business owners Bonnie Ramsey of Ramsey Grocery in Lenox and Sarah Winkelman of S&B Farms Distillery of Bancroft, as well as VP Brandon Rodriquez of Brownmed in Spirit Lake.

The 4th Iowa Rural Summit is happening today and tomorrow, hosted by the Iowa Rural Development Council. The summit includes a range of topics including small business efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Featured Real Estate
Commercial Opportunities
Location: 422 First Avenue East
Spencer, IA 51301
8,200 sq. ft.

Sale Price: $325,000

For more information visit the Corridor website!
Location: 331 11th Street
Spencer, IA 51301
3,306 sq.ft.

Sale Price: $250,000

For more information visit the Corridor website!
Around the Corridor
Corridor shows exciting results

Corridor President and CEO Kiley Miller outlines successes the Corridor has seen over the last four years in an interview with KUOO and Explore Okoboji.

Read more and listen here!
Emmet County named Gold County at AWEA awards

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) recently recognized Emmet County as a Gold Seal recipient for being a leader in Wind Energy. Governor Kim Reynolds was also recognized by AWEA as the 2020 U.S. Wind Champion Award.

Read about the awards.
Ribbon cutting, dedication planned for the State Pier at Arnolds Park

The State Pier at Arnolds Park is finished according to an announcement made by Imagine Iowa Great Lakes. The celebration of this accomplishment including a ribbon cutting and formal dedication and renaming of the property in honor of the late Berkley Bedell, is scheduled for September 5th at 11:30 a.m.

Learn more about the Pier and rededication.
Dale Carnegie Course - Skills for Success

Who should attend: Professionals at all levels who wish to optimize their
                                      performance, lead with conviction and positively
                                      affect the bottom line.

Location: Historic Roof Garden in Arnolds Park, IA

Date: October 7th, 2020 (runs 8 consecutive Wednesdays)

Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm OR 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (have divided this into 2 session so we can practice social distancing to keep participants safe)

Cost: $1,995 per participant includes all materials

Contact: Michaela Tamisiea
               Dale Carnegie Strategic Consultant

Learn more about the course.
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!
Jacobson Broadcasting Company
Sector: Communications & Utilities
Location: Estherville
JCL Solutions
Sector: Business Services/Other
Location: Spencer
Description: The Janitor's Closet, Ltd started as a small janitorial service company in Spencer, IA back in 1977. In a couple of years, the business expanded into the sales of janitorial supplies.
Jobs in the Iowa Lakes Corridor
Post your jobs where quality candidates are already looking:

See current job openings here.
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Administrative Assistant
Fabrication Shop Tech
Forklift Operator
Installation Tech
Machine Operator
Okoboji Y-Kids Help
QA/QC Manager
Administrative Professional
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Bedell Family YMCA
TransAgra International Inc.
Office in Storm Lake
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