This Week in the Corridor
Professional Developers of Iowa a strong partner at the Statehouse and at home
Professional associations are only as good as the people who make them up, but that’s hardly a limitation for the Professional Developers of Iowa.

More than 300 leaders across the state are members of PDI. They range from local economic developers to city administrators, workforce pros and engineers. There are even a couple of mayors thrown in.

That breadth of expertise makes PDI, like the Iowa Area Development Group that we wrote about in last week’s newsletter, a valued partner of the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation. When our team is looking for creative ideas to benefit our communities and businesses, help is as near as an email to PDI.

A wide geographic distribution among its members also gives PDI strong influence at the Statehouse. The organization’s 2020 state legislative priorities are below. It’s a powerful, prog-growth agenda. To learn more, visit or contact Kiley Miller, or 712.264.3474.

The PDI 2020 legislative priorities include growing Iowa and creating economic opportunities, workforce recruitment and retention, water quality and more. Read more about the priorities of the PDI.

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Featured Real Estate
Site: Spirit Lake Commercial Development Opportunity

Location: 1301 & 1303 18th St.
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
2.8 acres

Sale Price: TBD

For more information visit the Corridor website!
This Week in the Corridor
Corridor gearing up for interviews of major employers
Corridor President and CEO Kiley Miller spoke with KUOO on Wednesday about the BEST of Iowa program and the data these Business Expansion and Strategic Trends surveys supply for the region.

Iowa rises to the middle of the pack in U-Haul migration study
According to U-Haul's migration trend data, Iowa rose 11 spots to secure the 30th Growth State in America in 2019. Growth states are calculated by the net gain of migration of trucks into the state versus out.

Learn more about the migration analytics.
Iowa Finance Authority awards local housing trust fund grants
The Iowa Finance Authority has awarded over $6.4 million to 27 housing trust funds across the state to support affordable housing initiatives. Grant funds can be used for a variety of initiatives including preserving housing stock, subsidizing local rent and down payment assistance, financing construction and more.

Read about the grants.
Governor makes several boards and commissions appointments
Governor Kim Reynolds has appointed several area residents for various state boards and commissions. Some of these appointments include the Justice Advisory Board, the Commission on Community Action Agencies, and STEM Advisory Boards.

Read more about the appointments.
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!
Alliant Energy
Sector: Communications & Utilities
Location: Centerville
Description: Alliant is proud to be a Midwest energy company that provides electric and natural gas services to customers and communities throughout Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Arnold Motor Supply
Sector: Business Services/Other
Location: Spencer
Description: The Merrill Company realizes there's more to the parts business than wiper blades and key chains. They specialize in providing customers with products, knowledge, and promotional materials needed to cater to the demands of the marketplace.
Jobs in the Iowa Lakes Corridor
Post your jobs where quality candidates are already looking:

See current job openings here.
Job Title
Contract Technical Writer
Production Worker
YMCA Character Center
Rembrandt Foods
SATERN Barrels
Bedell Family YMCA
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