This Week in the Corridor
Assist state efforts to understand the impact of coronavirus on Iowa businesses
Please consider taking the time once again to help Iowa’s economic recovery and growth by completing a NEW survey developed by the University of Northern Iowa's (UNI) Institute for Decision Making and Strategic Marketing Services .

This is a follow-up to the survey of businesses/organizations released mid-March. Your participation is again vital to state efforts to understand the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Iowa businesses and organizations. The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) will use survey results to inform public policy on recovery and growth, including potential resources for businesses and organizations.   Completing the survey will also demonstrate our region’s interest in and engagement with state government during this trying time.
Please follow this  link to complete the survey.  We estimate the survey will take 8 to 14 minutes to complete (depending upon your industry sector). The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, May 22 at 5:00 pm.
While this pandemic is changing how we do business in Iowa, the IEDA looks forward to entering this new phase of recovery and growth for Iowa.
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
Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards approximately $68K to Iowa organizations

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced $68,000 in awards to Iowa organizations. One such organization is Camp Foster YMCA in Okoboji. The grant supports summer, family and adult literacy programs.

Learn more about the program.
New book explores the lake resorts of the past

Jonathan M. Reed has compiled photos from newspapers and family photo albums to create Lost Resorts of the Iowa Great Lakes . The book looks at the history of resorts in the Lakes region from the first one built in 1971.

Read more about the book.
Local Reopening Tool Kits

Here are a couple of reopening tool kits available from local municipalities:
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 !
Dickinson County
Sector: Cities & Counties
Location: Spirit Lake (County Seat)
Description: Dickinson County is the smallest Iowa county in land area. The courthouse is located in Spirit Lake.
Dickinson County Farm Bureau
Sector: Financial & Insurance Services
Location: Spirit Lake
Description: At Farm Bureau Financial Services, they are proud of their heritage. More than 70 years ago, the companies were founded to help meet the unique insurance needs of farmers, the lifeblood of America. Today, they help people from all walks of life - people like you - protect what matters most and prepare for the future.
Jobs in the Iowa Lakes Corridor
Post your jobs where quality candidates are already looking:

See current job openings here.
Job Title
Buildings & Grounds
Maintenance Worker
Program Evaluator
Art Instructor - Adjunct
Construction Labor
Distribution Center Workers
Lake Service Assistant
Packaging Tech
Shipping/Receiving Clerk

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