Economic Gateway http://www.lakescorridor.com Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation News RSS Feed Sat, 29 Apr 2017 22:23:22 -0700 en-us Faster is better online http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=11042 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Just about every commercial enterprise today relies on communication via the internet. The faster businesses can upload and download, surf and research, the more competitive they are. How fast is f... Not enough people? http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=11041 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 There’s a general feeling that the U.S. is overcrowded. The population is over 324 million, with 81 percent living in cities and suburbs. That is, unless you live in parts of the rural Midwes... Methodist Manor progressing with new addition http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=11695 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A few weeks of unexpectedly favorable winter weather has pushed the massive Methodist Manor addition forward. From February into early March, work has been completed that had not been anticipated unti... BVU to host entrepreneurship networking panel http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=11696 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Buena Vista University will be hosting an “Entrepreneurial Keys to Success” networking panel for local entrepreneurs and professionals to gather and learn more about what it takes to be a ... Rent to a vet http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=11040 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Affordable housing is a challenge for many Americans. When you’re one of the 30 percent of young vets, from 18 to 24, who don’t have a job, finding a place to live is a daily struggle. ... NEWS RELEASE: MAIN STREET IOWA AWARDS CELEBRATION HONORS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=11689 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 For more information, contact: Tina Hoffman 515.725.3150 communications@iowaeda.com Main Street Iowa Awards Celebration Honors Outstanding Achievements Award Winning Projects, Entrepreneurs an... Continuity of care http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=11694 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Longhouse-Northshire administrator celebrates staff longevity Tim Christy, administrator of Longhouse-Northshire, has been with the residential care facility for 27 years, and unlike many people wh... Alliant Energy acquires rights to $500M wind farm http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=11692 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Alliant Engery and Apex Clean Energy are working together on a Clay and Dickinson County wind farm large enough to power about 100,000 homes in Iowa. More than 100 turbines will be going up as part... Where are the best and worst states to retire? http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=11690 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Many of us long for a retirement that will feel like going on a permanent vacation. But before we buy that beach bungalow, box up our stuff and break out the Costco-sized wine spritzers, a realit... Dakota Pack breaks ground on expansion http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=11699 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Dakota Pack of Estherville held a groundbreaking ceremony for its expansion, which will double the capacity of their cull hog processing facility. The ceremony included comments by President and CE... Water and the brain http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=11039 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Humans have a love affair with bodies of water. Neuroscientists report that time near a body of water, whether a lake, river or the ocean, makes people 5.2 percent happier. That could be why people... ‘The Journey to Your Vision’ seminar May 11 http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=11697 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Sandy Ehrig, economic development administrator for the Iowa Farm Bureau, will be co-hosting “The Journey to Your Vision” seminar in Storm Lake May 11. This event will be held at Prairie L... Estherville is fourth most affordable city in Iowa, study says http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=11700 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 For the third year in a row, the financial technology company SmartAsset has ranked the most affordable places to live in Iowa. The communities are ranked on an Affordability Index weighing property t... Latin American Cafe delivers diverse dining http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10912 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The space at 710 Central Ave. in Estherville has had a few issues with past owners opening or staying open. This time, the grill is sizzling, the oven baking, and the service is friendly with mana... And Crossroads makes 100 http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10911 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Crossroads Convenience Store, located at the South T intersection in Spencer, became the 100th E15 station in the state of Iowa Wednesday. Crossroads is owned by Wessels Oil Company based in Palmer. (... Phelps opens new dental location http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10910 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Dr. Bill Phelps moved his dental practice from its previous location in the 200 block of East Fifth Street to a new location at 110 W. Fourth St. Phelps is pictured with dental assistant Ashley Salber... Spencer a finalist for 'Technology Community of the Year' http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10909 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Spencer has been revealed as a 2017 Prometheus Awards finalist for Iowa's Technology Community of the Year. The LWBJ Prometheus awards have been recognizing excellence in Iowa's technology ind... THE CORK'S BEEN POPPED... WHAT'S NEXT FOR YOUR CITY? http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=11691 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 You’ve popped the cork. The champagne has been poured into the glasses of all the citizens as you collectively celebrate the emergence of your city from the ashes.  With every new coffee sh... Need it done? Hire a vet. http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=10645 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 People who have been in the military accomplish the tasks they are given. That’s the most outstanding benefit companies notice when they hire a vet. These are people who have been thoroughly tra... 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... Community, pizza go hand-in-hand for 30 years http://www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events/?item=11693 www.lakescorridor.com/ilcdc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 When Terry Veldman first found his spot near an oven, there were only 10 eateries in the region that had a "Pizza Ranch" sign over the door. Now the popular franchise has 200 locations in... 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...