This Week in the Corridor
Iowa Area Development Group:
A partner powering growth
The same statewide community development organization that recently helped a local business secure $2 million in low-interest financing from the federal government and captured several hundred thousand dollars to support construction of a spec building in Spirit Lake, also routinely brings industrial development prospects to the region, offers expert guidance on ag business, advertises vacant properties in our area, and even assists our tiniest towns in filling critical service gaps such as dental health care.

Given all of that, how is it that the Iowa Area Development Group sometimes goes unnoticed?
Hiring interns this summer?
Looking for additional funding support? Check out the
The Corridor is also compiling a list of internships available throughout the summer to publish and assist those looking to improve their skills and gain workplace experience. If you have internships you're looking to fill, please send an email to Alyssa Petersen at!
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
Spencer City Administrator receives ICMA certification
Spencer City Administrator Amanda Mack recently received the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) credentialed manager status. In order to receive this credential, there is a set of criteria to meet including years of experience, education level, and a professional development plan.

Dickinson County, Northwest Financial named finalists in Healthiest State Initiative for 2020
The efforts made by Dickinson County and Northwest Financial have earned them spots on the list of finalists for this year's Healthiest State Initiative. Dickinson County is one of 7 finalists for the Helathy Hometown Community Award. Northwest Financial is one of three finalists in the category of medium workplace.

Learn about the Healthiest State Initiative.
Buena Vista Regional Medical Center receives the 2020 Women's Choice Award
For the second consecutive year, BVRMC has been named an America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics. This award recognizes excellence based on criteria both for patient satisfaction and clinical excellence, combining national accreditations, hospital outcome scores, women's healthcare preferences and survey results from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).

Learn more about the award.
Okoboji Foundation annual grant cycle open
The Okoboji Foundation's annual grant cycle is now open through March 1st. Okoboji non-profit organizations in need of capital funding may apply at the Okoboji Foundation website.

Read more and apply now!
She Is! Spencer has been generously provided with funds for 7 scholarships! Check out the details. Deadline to apply for a scholarship is tomorrow!
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!
AERO Race Wheels
Sector: Manufacturing
Location: Estherville
Description: AERO Race Wheels, Inc. is one of the premier steel racing wheel manufacturers and suppliers in the U.S. to date. Established in 1995, AERO Race Wheels was created to provide higher quality wheels designed specifically to endure the tough requirements and conditions of the racing industry.
Ag Partners LLC
Sector: Business Services/Other
Location: Spencer
Description: Ag Partners LLC is a top-five agricultural-based company in Iowa providing products, services and market access in the areas of grain, agronomy, feed and petroleum. Ag Partners' goal is to help customers make decisions that consistently have a positive impact on their bottom line.
Jobs in the Iowa Lakes Corridor
Post your jobs where quality candidates are already looking:

See current job openings here.
Job Title
Administrative Assistant
Electric Journeyman
Temp Technical Writer
Nurse - LPN or RN
Youth Counselor
Night Youth Counselor
Substance Abuse Counselor
Spencer Municipal Utilities
Spencer Municipal Utilities

Rembrandt Foods
St. Luke Lutheran Home
Forest Ridge
Forest Ridge
Forest Ridge

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