Catch up on this week's Corridor news.

This Week in the Corridor
By the Numbers - Corridor Tourism

The Iowa Tourism Office has collected information on the economic impact of travel on counties throughout Iowa. Their interactive map illustrates the impact of tourism on jobs, payroll and tax revenue based off of figures generated by the U.S. Travel Association's Travel Economic Impact Model.

Check out the 2018 figures for our region:

Tourism Expenditures (millions)
Payroll generated (millions)
Employment (thousands)
Local tax receipts (millions)
Buena Vista

This week, Corridor President and CEO Kiley Miller joined representatives from Buena Vista University to receive a Google Impact Challenge Grant in the amount of $175,000. The partnership between the Corridor and BVU was one of five recipients of the grant.

Missed our news about winning the Google Impact Challenge Grant?

Corridor Website Updates

The Corridor's website has been updated! The Job Submission page and all other features are back up and running. Thank you for your patience in the last week while we were in transition!
Featured Real  Estate

Site: Spirit Lake Shell Building
Industrial, Warehouse/Distribution
Location: 540 5th St. E.
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
30,000 sf.
Sale Price: 

For more information, visit  the Corridor website!
News to Know
Diversity delivers for Demco

Diversity of both products and workforce has proved beneficial for Demco. The company has made known its support of diversity and inclusion by sponsoring June's Diversity & Inclusion event as well as participating in a program that recruits employees from Puerto Rico.

Learn more about how Demco embraces diversity.

Young Professionals collaborate for 'Northwest Iowa Emerging Leaders Summit'

The Lakes Area Young Professionals and Spencer USA Young Professionals are partnering to bring an Emerging Leaders Summit to the region. The event will be held October 4th at the Clay County Regional Events Center. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with other professionals in the region, develop leadership skills, and even help foster growth of additional YP groups in the region.

Read more and register for the event.

Spencer ranked No. 1 safest city in Iowa

A study published by has ranked Spencer as the safest city in Iowa. The safety index score is based on crime rates and law enforcement officers employed as metrics from the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program and the Census.

Learn more about the report.

Lamberti announced as donor for new BVU Center for Rural Entrepreneurship

Founder and CEO of Casey's General Stores, Inc. Don Lamberti has provided a $2.9 million gift to Buena Vista University to establish the Donald F. and Charlene K. Lamberti Center for Rural Entrepreneurship. Last night, Governor Kim Reynolds joined BVU President Joshua Merchant for the announcement of the gift.

Read about the Lamberti Center for Rural Entrepreneurship.
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 !
Redwood Farms
Sector:  Manufacturing
Location: Estherville
Description: Dakota Pack is a family-owned and operated producer of pork products. In Estherville, they are strategically located in one of the biggest hog producing regions in the country. Their relationship with the growers in the region afford them the ability to source hogs to exacting specifications for their pork customers.

Rembrandt Enterprises, Inc.
Sector: Manufacturing
Location: Spirit Lake
Description Rembrandt Foods is a privately held, leading agribusiness and food company headquartered in Okoboji, Iowa. It was founded in 2000, driven by a vision to be the most advanced vertically-integrated inline processor of egg products in the world.

Jobs in the Iowa Lakes Corridor
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See more current job openings here.

Job Title Employer Date
Direct Support Professional Hope Haven 9/5/2019

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