This Week in the Corridor
Commitment to Diversity
The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation recognizes that diversity fosters vibrancy and stimulates creativity, which bolsters economic strength in Northwest Iowa . Investors from across the diverse communities of Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson and Emmet counties have joined together to foster, encourage, promote, aid or otherwise assist in the economic growth and development of the four-county region. These communities are a collection of individuals made stronger through common respect and support for one another. Intolerance harms our ability in a global marketplace to attract and retain committed laborers, skilled tradespeople, and professionals. The Mission of the Corridor is advanced by the strength of and for the benefit of all people in the communities.

Corridor welcomes Mia Simpson as Summer Office and Events Assistant
The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is excited to welcome Summer Office and Events Assistant Mia Simpson to their team.

Simpson is going to be a senior at Spencer High School this fall. She is involved in cross country, National Honor Society, student council, Key Club, and volunteers with the Spencer Community School Foundation. She is also a participant in No Boundaries, a project-based learning program bringing businesses and students together to complete passion-based, real-world projects.

After graduating, Simpson plans to attend Des Moines Area Community College and study marketing.

“I am excited to work with the Iowa Lakes Corridor because I hope to come back to the area after college,” Simpson said. “This position will allow me to build my network and create connections. Also, because I want to go into marketing, I will be able to get a head-start on my skills before going to DMACC next fall.”
How is Rural America Adapting and Overcoming?
Corridor President/CEO Kiley Miller shared his knowledge on rural communities on a recent America's Jobs Team podcast. He talks about how our community benefits from having a full-time entrepreneurial person on staff and dives into the challenges experienced as tourism came roaring back after COVID-19 restrictions were lifted. 

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!
Around the Corridor
Heartland Team Solutions Soft Opening

Congratulations to Edwin Waleh and the Heartland Team for their soft opening in Estherville last Friday!
Pearson Lakes Art Center to Begin Reopening Monday (June 8th)

Bob Kirschbaum, PLAC Executive Director, says some special precautions will be set in place as they begin the reopening process. The Pearson Lakes Art Center has many spacious galleries that will be great for practicing social distancing while being in a safe environment.

Estherville City Hall to Re-open to the Public Tuesday, June 9th

Effective at 7:30 am on June 9th, the Estherville City Hall will re-open to the public. City officials still ask everyone to take precautions, and encourage anyone entering City Hall to wear face masks.

Hundreds Peacefully March for Justice in Spencer, IA

Hundreds gathered last Thursday evening in Spencer, Iowa to peacefully march about injustice. Protesters carried signs and spoke to raise awareness, hoping to create positive change.

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 !
Employment Connections, Inc.
Sector: Business Services/Other
Location: Spencer
Description: Employment Connections, Inc. is a full service staffing agency, providing people with job opportunities since 1993.
Estherville Chamber of Commerce
Sector: Cities & Counties
Location: Estherville
Description: The Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce provides you an invaluable ally in helping your business and the community succeed. The success of your business depends on the growth and prosperity of Estherville.
Jobs in the Iowa Lakes Corridor
Post your jobs where quality candidates are already looking:

See current job openings here.
Job Title
Summer Lifeguards
VP of Clinical Services
Powersports Technician

Outpatient Therapist
Masonry Laborer
Electrician with Iowa Licence
Educational Talent Search Advisor
Accounts Payable
Production Operator
Camp Autumn
Seasons Center
Okoboji Motorsports/Okobji Indian
Seasons Center
K&K Masonry, Inc.
Inman Electric Co. Inc.


Vander Haag's, Inc.



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