Economic Gateway http://www.lakescorridor.com Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation News RSS Feed Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:31:25 -0700 en-us CREATING SOME BUZZ: Nature Center plans $1.7 million 'Pollinator Paradise' http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10908 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 "We are losing our pollinators at an alarming rate. It is an international problem," Dickinson County Conservation Board Executive Director Lee Sorenson said. Photo submitted Butterfli... Carnegie Library facelift underway http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10907 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Construction work continues at the historic Carnegie Library along Hill Avenue in Spirit Lake. Spenser's Underground Ministries officials hope to complete the current phase of work by late April. ... CNBC SAYS IOWA IS ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN THE U.S. http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10906 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Iowa’s healthy living environment, population health and low crime rate make it one of the best states to live in, according to CNBC’s 2016 Best States for Business report. Also co... NEW REPORT: CREATING A PIPELINE OF SKILLED WORKERS IN IOWA http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10905 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The number of Iowa high school students who took science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) related Advanced Placement (AP) tests increased 22 percent from 2012 to 2015. That’s one of sever... Independent, hard workers available http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10644 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 In the next five years, will your business need a stream of resourceful workers, used to daily hard work? Do you want employees who give and take honest feedback? Would you like a workforce that the g... REPORT: IOWA HAS THE MOST RELIABLE ELECTRICAL GRID http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10904 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Not only does Iowa generate more electricity from wind than any other U.S. state, it also has the most reliable electrical grid of any state, according to U.S. News and World Report.&nb... U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT NAMES IOWA #6 BEST STATE http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10903 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 February 28, 2017 (DES MOINES) –Today, U.S. News & World Report released their 2017 “Best States” ranking and ranked Iowa as the 6th “Best State” ... Look homeward http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10643 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Making the transition from military back to civilian life can be tough. According to a survey by Pew Research, more than one-quarter of vets say re-entry was difficult. We tend to think life as... Spencer Hospital remains a leader among rural and community hospitals http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10887 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Spencer Hospital has again been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States, earning the award for the second consecutive year. The nation’s top hospitals are r... Art connects http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10642 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Gallup and the Knight Foundation researched how residents feel about art in a community. Surprisingly, they discovered it is one of the top 5 magnets that attract people to an area, rated far above jo... Spencer a finalist for statewide Technology Community of the Year Award http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10806 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Spencer is a finalist for the Technology Community of the Year Prometheus Award, the Technology Association of Iowa and LWBJ announced. The Prometheus Awards have recognized innovation in Iowa... Iowa ranked No. 6 best state by U.S. News & World Report http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10808 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Top-10 rankings in health care, education, opportunity and government led U.S. News & World Report to rank Iowa the No. 6 best state in the country. Iowa is No. 5 in healthcare, No. 6 in opport... Affordable housing and a better life http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10273 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A social policy think tank, the Center for the Study of Social Policy, reports that affordable housing is directly linked to less crime, more stable families and better prospects for children’s ... Jumping into icy water as a quality-of-life issue http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10272 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 For those in the know, the joys of the Polar Plunge are many. The event, started by a bored Canadian in 1920, provides excuses for mid-winter chili cook offs and other types of riotous living. Not ... Area nursing home employee enjoys quality of life found in northwest Iowa http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10617 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Northwest Iowa has a way of calling people home. Meet Melody – a perfect example. “Northwest Iowa is a great place to call home,” says Melody, who moved to the Albert City area... The perfect houseguest stays at a hotel http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10271 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Want to stay friends with visitors? Put them up at a hotel. If necessary, invent a plumbing problem. So say experts in the fine art of enjoying out-of-towners. The nicer the hotel, the easier this ... Student Internship Program accepting Clay County employer applications http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10487 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Clay County for-profit employers are urged to take advantage of the Spencer Area Jobs Trust's Student Internship Program once again this year. The program, in its eighth year, is a way of conne... Music on the brain http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10270 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Neuroscientists say people who listen to music work smarter. Employees are more productive and in a better mood. That’s not all. Music stimulates an increase in dopamine, which is also the so... Iowa Lakes Community College wind turbine technician program featured on NPR http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10451 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Wind turbine technician is the country's fastest-growing job and the Iowa Lakes Corridor is home to one of the leading educators in the field.  Iowa Lakes Community College has one of... Winter wonderland fun at the University of Okoboji Winter Games http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10420 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 [View the story "Winter wonderland fun at the University of Okoboji Winter Games" on Storify] ... Places to learn = places to earn http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=9841 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 It’s the magic circle that keeps economies booming: areas with higher education available attract students who learn in-demand skills. Companies hire these grads, whose training make for a profi... Area Development site selection factors and Iowa: Available buildings, Construction costs, Quality of life http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10355 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Site selection and economic development publication Area Development recently published a series of articles on the top 10 site selection factors. Here’s how Iowa stacks up on factors five throu... Spirit Lake Library to undergo renovations http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10356 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Some friends from the past are making changes for the future at the Spirit Lake Public Library. Library Director Cindy Davis on Friday announced that bequests from two estates will make a renovatio... Iowa's population grows 2.9 percent http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10357 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Iowa’s population has grown by more than 87,824 since 2010, according to new estimates provided to the State Data Center from the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2016 estimated population of the state i... Seasons Center CEO appointed to state advisory committee http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10358 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Kim Scorza,president and CEO for Seasons Center for Behavioral Health, has been appointed to Iowa’s Child Abuse Prevention Program Advisory Committee by the Iowa Council on Human Services. The t...