Economic Gateway http://www.lakescorridor.com Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation News RSS Feed Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:55:50 -0700 en-us Bike to Boji http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=13013 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 There’s nothing quite like hitting the open road on a motorcycle. The thrill of the ride tends to melt away everyday anxiety, allowing people to experience a rare sense of freedom. There&rsqu... Come sail away http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=13014 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Have you ever noticed that being around a body of water can help you feel calmer? There's a whole body of research suggesting water brings on "Blue Mind," a meditative state of peacefuln... What do you do? http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=12770 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 16 Aug 4400 15:01:48 -0800 Begun in 1992, Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation, ILCDC brought together Clay and Dickinson counties with the goal of fostering, aiding and assisting the growth of the local economy. Since t... Working Together to Grow a Region http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=12769 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Many rural areas of the country face tough economic times. The ones that make the most headway have formed collaborative groups. Working together, they can raise awareness, innovate and get companies ... Get A Lakes Life: Find opportunity, fun in the lakes of northwest Iowa http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=13199 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 16 Aug 4000 15:00:53 -0800 You can find opportunities in many places, but you have to look harder to find the right combination of opportunity and fun. The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is telling folks to ... Higher education for high-tech workers http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=12768 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Locales that have the biggest pools of highly trained workers have higher education readily available. It just makes sense. Students are attracted to schools with good reputations. After graduation, m... Good training = good workers http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=12767 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Finding a pool of qualified workers is one of the biggest struggles for companies in these days of high-tech everything. There is a severe shortage of STEM-trained employees, those in the science, tec... IOWA RISES THREE SPOTS IN ANNUAL BEST STATES FOR BUSINESS RANKINGS http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=12946 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Iowa’s reputation as a great place to do business is on the rise. Chief Executive asked CEOs nationwide to rank the best states for business in its annual survey, and Iowa moved up thr... Nutty Bar tradition lives on with new owners http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=12949 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Established in 1945, the Nutty Bar Stand in Arnolds Park has been a tasty tradition in the Iowa Great Lakes Region for over 70 years. The business was sold during the winter, causing generations of fa... Local food scene keeps on truckin’ http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=12951 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Food trucks have been a mainstay in metropolitan communities for years, but the four-wheels-with-food approach is starting to find a foothold in the Iowa Great Lakes. Two trucks, named Fare You Wel... RAGBRAI town meeting held http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=12954 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Spencer RAGBRAI Team conducted a town meeting at the Stables on the Clay County Fairgrounds to talk to the community about everything planned during RAGBRAI's overnight stop in town on July 23... Kristi’s Kandies and Heirlooms appeals to all tastes http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=12957 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 It’s a delicious treat no one can beat. Not to mention all the beautiful heirlooms on display for sale throughout the store. The store is owned by Julie Egland and is located on Lake Avenue. The... Studio 12 open for innovation http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=12959 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Second floor renovation meant as anchor for collaborative neighborhood for entrepreneurs.          Economic development director Lyle Hevern says the internet and mobile te... Visit the Corridor's Northwest Iowa Opportunities Hub at the Clay County Fair http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=12941 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 You could be nurse pretty much anywhere. You could work in a manufacturing plant just about anywhere. And you could find a career in agriculture in many places, too. But why not explore one of... Iowa’s got more adventure on offer than you think http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=12947 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Iowa gets the most surprising props, like its recent inclusion among the happiest states in America (and the best places to retire). Who knew? But there’s another thing no one ... Iowa Lakes gets funding to help prepare area students for college http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=12952 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Iowa Lakes Community College will receive a grant to help prepare area students for college, the U.S. Department of Education announced. The Upward Bound grant provides fundamental support as young... Opening date nears for Milford’s Dollar General http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=12948 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Dollar General officials anticipate a mid-summer opening, but for now concrete will continue to dry outside of the storefront in north Milford. Milford Deputy City Clerk Carrie Funk said company of... Finding the right workforce http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=12766 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Businesses relocate for a variety of reasons, but finding a skilled pool of workers is one of the most common. Change is hard, but for some companies relocation means the difference between stagnating... Arnolds Park among state’s 30 fastest-growing cities http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=12950 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A 120-year-old city in Dickinson County is seeing a lot of new growth. Arnolds Park added 130 residents since 2010, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released by the State Library of Iowa o... Eaton building in Spencer for sale http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=12955 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Eaton Corporation has listed its Spencer building for sale. The company is asking $3.3 million for the 330,000-square-foot building that sits on just less than 63 acres of land, according to a rece... Accurate Appliance meets demand for Storm Lake and surrounding area http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=12956 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Accurate Appliance has opened a new store located at 125 Flint Drive next to Malarkey’s. Tawny Shuck and her husband who reside in Spencer own the shop. Storm Lake’s Accurate Appliance ... Adult learners are motivated http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=12136 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 More than 40 percent of all higher education enrollments are aged 25 or older, officially known as adult learners. Teachers love them. They are motivated by the need and desire for career success. ... Ribbon cutting held for Good Sam salon and spa http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=12958 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 B.J. Baskerville cuts the ribbon on the new salon and spa at Good Samaritan Center. After a year of planning and fundraising, the area features a full service hair salon, and a whirlpool spa with flat... Keeping healthcare healthy http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=12135 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 How do hospitals keep enough nursing staff on board 24/7/365 so patients stay safe and well cared for? With technology-driven medicine, a human needs to monitor all those pieces of beeping equipment a... Everything old is new again http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=12134 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Old-time iron works produced cast iron for fences, furniture and factories. They were at the cutting edge of industrial technology a century ago. What would an old-fashioned iron works produce today? ...