Catch up on this week's Corridor news.

This Week in the Corridor
"Diversity" has too often been used as a buzzword in the business world to describe a company's efforts to employ more people of color or more women.   Unfortunately, this is where many organizations and their surrounding communities miss the boat--because diversity is so much more than just race or gender. The organizations and communities who are truly thriving under the umbrella of "diversity" understand that the effort is a journey, and that it must encompass the understanding and focus on equity, inclusion, and engagement. Without a holistic approach to diversity, organizations and communities will remain in the "buzzword" mentality, and will not experience the economic and social benefits of a thriving community designed for all people.
 
To learn more about how diversity, equity, inclusion, and engagement will benefit the Iowa Lakes Corridor region, businesses, and you personally, please join us on for our Diversity's Friends forum on June 12.
 
We look forward to seeing you there to represent our community!


News to Know
LRH Trustees approve financing for new clinic projects

The Board of Trustees at Lakes Regional Health has approved funding for a new clinic and improvements to current facilities. A new facility will be built to move Lakes Family Practice-Spirit Lake Medical Center. Other improvements to the emergency room and registration spaces will enhance the patient experience.

Read more about the expansion.

Midwest Woodworks shows word-of-mouth still works

Midwest Woodworks expanded into a larger space last summer, which has allowed the company to cater to increased business. Spencer native Jeff Bendlin values exceeding customer expectations and giving back to the community.

Learn more about Midwest Woodworks.
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 !
GF Land Partnership
Sector:  Agriculture Services
Location: Spirit Lake
GKN Armstrong Wheels
Sector: Manufacturing
Location: Armstrong
Description: GKN Wheels & Structures is a world-leading manufacturer of off-highway wheels and a major supplier of structural assemblies. They provide the solutions and technologies for machinery to deliver solutions in motion to harvest crops, move earth, mine resources and handle materials.


Jobs in the Iowa Lakes Corridor
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Post your jobs where quality candidates are already looking: lakescorridor.com

See current job openings here.
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