Laborshed Analysis

Laborshed Analysis

A laborshed is defined as the area or region from which an employment center draws its commuting workers. The Iowa Lakes Corridor has a Laborshed study updated every three years. All information reported in the laborshed analysis is based on the number of respondents; 1,125 surveys were completed in 2015. The information reported is in aggregate form. The total potential laborforce from the four-county region of Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson and Emmet is 132,008.

Kiley Miller, president and CEO of the Corridor, said, “Our recent laborshed analysis informs us, as well as existing and prospective employers, that our region has a diverse mix of industries, skills, abilities and work experiences and a potential laborforce two times our population.”

The laborshed analysis was conducted in the summer of 2015, following the collection of zip code information from area employers. The zip code information was entered into a geographical information system mapping program to generate the concentration levels and commuting patterns of employees in the region. Telephone surveys were then conducted on more than 1600 residents/employees in the region between the ages of 18 and 64.

Laborshed summaries of the four nodes, Storm Lake, Spencer, Spirit Lake and Estherville, are available, as well as a regional analysis. They are also available by specific industries: advanced manufacturing and food processing. Here you can view all of the summaries. Full detailed reports are available for a fee at the Iowa Lakes Corridor office. Please contact us for more information.

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Jun 02, 2016

Estherville Updated Wage Reports
Updated Laborshed Area Wage Report

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Jun 02, 2016

Spencer Updated Wage Reports
Updated Laborshed Area Wage Report

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Jun 02, 2016

Iowa Lakes Regional Updated Wage Reports
Updated Laborshed Area Wage Report

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Oct 26, 2015

Radio Interview with Libby Glaser: Bringing Young Talent to Clay County
Listen in as Libby Glaser, Events & Communications Cooridnator, talks about how bnringing college interns to Clay County benefits both local businesses and our workforce.

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Apr 02, 2015

Storm Lake Laborshed Executive Summary
An executive summary of the Storm Lake, Iowa laborshed characteristics.

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Apr 02, 2015

Spencer Laborshed Executive Summary
An executive summary of the laborshed for Spencer, Iowa.

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Apr 02, 2015

Spirit Lake Laborshed Executive Summary
An executive summary of the laborshed characteristics for the Spirit Lake/Dickinson County, Iowa area.

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Apr 02, 2015

Estherville Laborshed Executive Summary
An executive summary of the laborshed characteristics for Estherville/Emmet County, Iowa.

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Apr 02, 2015

Corridor Regional Laborshed Executive Summary
A Laborshed is defined as the area or region from which an employment center draws its commuting workers. To determine the approximate boundaries of the Iowa Lakes Corridor Region, information from local and state sources were plotted for geographic analysis. The information contained within this summary is based on aggregate data from the Estherville, Spencer, Spirit Lake and Storm Lake Laborshed studies (1,125 total completed...

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Apr 02, 2015

Advanced Manufacturing Laborshed Summary
Advanced manufacturing is a strong industry sector in the Iowa Lakes Corridor region and a targeted industry.  This summary will provide a broad overview of the current employment by position and wage levels.

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Jul 24, 2014

July 2014 Newsletter
The Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute is less than two weeks away, and the Corridor staff has determined that these next few weeks are officially crunch-time! We couldn't be more excited for the students to arrive, and we hope to see you at the many social and networking events going on throughout the week. If you would like to attend any of our OEI networking receptions, including...

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Jul 10, 2014

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Jun 19, 2014

June 2014 Newsletter
Summer has arrived and we're staying busy here at the Corridor! Wendy Pouse has joined the Corridor team as our new Bookkeeper. Scott Rettey has also joined our staff and is teaching the Manufacturing 101 workshop this summer. We're excited to have them on board!   Don't forget to mark your calendars for these upcoming events: - Manufacturing 101: July 7-25 - Middle School Entrepreneurship Academy: July 7-11 - Okoboji...

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May 20, 2014

May 2014 Newsletter
We have some very exciting news today. Libby Glaser has joined the Corridor staff as our new Communications & Events Coordinator. She comes to us from the University of Iowa and is an OEI alumn. Help us in congratulating and welcoming Libby to the Corridor region!    Don't forget to mark your calendars for these upcoming events: - Manufacturing 101: Learn to Earn: June 9-27 & July 7-25 -...

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Apr 21, 2014

April 2014 Newsletter
Let's hope spring is here to stay! Will April ever slow down? We have a new Corridor investor this month; please help us in welcoming Woodruff Construction! We'd also like to recognize and thank Veridian of Spencer and Rembrandt Enterprises for their expansions in the Corridor region! Also, the Corridor staff just completed a planning retreat last week for the upcoming fiscal year. What an...

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Mar 17, 2014

March 2014 Newsletter
Happy St. Patty's Day! We're decked out in green today! A lot of exciting things are going to take place over the next few months, so pay special attention to dates and deadlines coming up.   Don't forget to mark your calendars for the following upcoming events: - Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute (OEI) 2014: August 3-8

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Feb 17, 2014

February 2014 Newsletter
Who's ready for Spring? It sure has been cold out there. Hopefully you've been keeping busy and staying warm! Please help us in welcoming our newest investor, Motor Inn of Spirit Lake & Estherville! We're excited to have them on board with us. Don't forget to mark your calendars for the following upcoming events: - Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute (OEI) 2014: August 3-8

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Jan 20, 2014

January 2014 Newsletter
Happy 2014! Hard to believe another year has come and gone. We hope you had a wonderful holiday season & could spend time with your family and friends. There are many fun and exciting things to look forward to this year in the Corridor region. Stay warm!  Don't forget to mark your calendars for the following upcoming events: - Prepare to Launch Entrepreneurial Training Workshops: February 11...

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Dec 16, 2013

December 2013 Newsletter
Brrr...it's sad when 15 degrees feels warm! Hopefully you all are staying toasty out there.    We have some exciting news for you all! Our new website launched just over a week ago, and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out. We encourage you all to check it out!   We have also added many classrooms to our Junior Achievement (JA) program across the Corridor region. Last year, we...

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Nov 18, 2013

November 2013 Newsletter
November is a full month of celebrations and much to be grateful for.  Thank you to all of our existing businesses and industries.

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Oct 21, 2013

October 2013 Newsletter
It's newsletter time!    Business Award Nomination Forms are in; winners will be chosen within the next few weeks. Thanks for those of you who nominated a business or entrepreneur for one of the three awards. Kathy Evert went to Brussels, Belgium this month for the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology Trade Show and came back with lots of information to share with us all. Jobs Trust...

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Sep 16, 2013

September 2013 Newsletter
It's been another busy time for us in the office. With the Innovation Pavilion at the fair, the kick-off of our Dream Big Grow Here contest and putting the finishing touches on this year's Junior Achievement dates, we have been one hectic bunch.    We hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend and enjoyed your time at the fair. It's hard to believe October is right...

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Aug 01, 2013

August 2013 Newsletter
OEI 2013 is in the books! Sunday, August 4th commenced the eighth annual Okoboji Entreprenuerial Institute; 32 students from five different colleges and universities participated in this year's "week of weddings," and gained numerous connections and memories to last a life time. Click the link to read more.

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Jul 15, 2013

July 15, 2013 Newsletter
Today we have two pieces of exciting news! First, there are exactly 20 days until the eighth annual Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute. Needless to say, we are staying very busy! With this year's students, speakers and sponsors, the eighth annual OEI is sure the be the best yet. Click the link to read more.

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Jul 08, 2013

July 8, 2013 Newsletter
Numerous exciting things have happened over the last month in the Corridor, including our annual meeting, which was held June 24. We are also gearing up for the 8th annual Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute. This year's institute takes place August 4-9. Click the link to read more.

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Jun 24, 2013

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Jun 01, 2013

June 2013 Newsletter
Guess what? Our annual meeting is only a week away! If you have not registered for our annual meeting, please contact the Corridor office or register. Click the link to read more.

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Jun 01, 2013

Food Processing Laborshed Summary
There is a signifcant food processing industry in the Iowa Lakes Corridor region.  The Food Processing Laboshed summary is specific to this industry and should be a helpful tool for existing as well as prospective companies in the industry. 

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May 01, 2013

May 2013 Newsletter
We are pleased to announce that our intern from last summer, Carrie Cunningham, will be joining us again this summer. Carrie began working on May 13. She is originally from Spencer, and just finished her second year at Iowa State University. We look forward to working with her again. Please feel free to contact her by email carrie@lakescorridor.com or at 712-264-3474. Click the link to read...

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Apr 01, 2013

April 2013 Newsletter
Over the past three years, it has been my pleasure and honor to bring The Corridor each month to your inbox. I have seen expansions, businesses started and companies relocate here. I have met many people who truly care about the Corridor Region and work tirelessly to make it an even better place to live, work and play. As you may recall, last May my...

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Mar 01, 2013

March 2013 Newsletter
We're just days away from Spring, and the Corridor staff is busy planning the eighth annual Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute! OEI is one of the key components of our objective to develop the next generation of successful entrepreneurs and leaders by encouraging youth to pursue the creation of new ventures and apply entrepreneurship concepts in their career endeavors. OEI will be held August 4-9 this year....

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Feb 01, 2013

February 2013 Newsletter
  It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the loss of Craig Evert, husband of Kathy Evert, our President and CEO. He was an Assistant Professor of Wind Energy and Turbine Technology at Iowa Lakes Community College. He passed away Tuesday, February 12, at the age of 47. A scholarship fund has been established in his name at the college. It will be...

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Jan 01, 2013

January 2013 Newsletter
2012, the 20th anniversary of the Corridor, was an exceptional year thanks to the many investors and partners who support regional economic development and the companies and entrepreneurs we were fortunate to work with. Ten new business starts, over 200 new jobs committed, more than $35 million in new investments, 61 new investors and 4 new partners made a fun year. We're looking forward to...

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Jan 01, 2013

Iowa Department of Economic Development's (IDED) Financial Assistance Program
Financial Assistance Programs Created with Your Business in Mind Iowa is committed to the quality of life of its citizens. That’s why we seek to enhance job opportunities by helping companies find innovative ways to finance operations. Iowa offers an array of financial investment programs specifically designed to promote growth and profitability for Iowa companies while creating quality job opportunities for Iowans. After all, we recognize...

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Jan 01, 2013

Fringe Benefit Profile
Iowa Workforce Development and its Board of Directors worked in partnership with the Employers' Council of Iowa to contact a random sample of local employers across all industrial classifications and employment ranges. Responding businesses provided information on fringe benefit packages offered in the Iowa Lakes Corridor that encompasses Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, and Emmet counties in Iowa. The information provides a detailed analysis of employer-provided...

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Jan 01, 2013

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