News & Events

Workforce Resources 101: Federal Bonding Program

Thursday, March 28, 2019

What is it? The Federal Bonding Program provides a business insurance policy to protect employers who hire "at-risk" individuals that can be hard-to-place in the workforce....
Call for Nominations

Friday, March 15, 2019

The nominating committee of the Iowa Lakes Corridor Board of Directors invites members to submit names of possible candidates for board seats from Dickinson and...
February 2019 Quarterly Meeting

Friday, March 01, 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended Wednesday's Quarterly Investor Meeting at the beautiful new Majestic Pavilion in Arnolds Park! Turnout was great and the audience learned a lot from the...
Internships...and a Corridor Opportunity

Friday, February 15, 2019

Young talent. High energy. New ideas. There’s one way to find it all: Interns.   If you’re company is looking to hire a high school or college...
Additional Opportunities to Apply for Registered Apprenticeship Funding

Thursday, January 31, 2019

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2019 www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov   Contact  Communications Bureau - 515-499-6820 communications@iwd.iowa.gov       Additional Opportunities to Apply for Registered Apprenticeship Funding   DES MOINES – Organizations have until 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22...
Laborshed Employment Study

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Laborshed employment study to be conducted in the Iowa Lakes Corridor Region   The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation (Corridor) is partnering with Iowa Workforce Development (IWD)...
Get A Lakes Life Stories

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Dailey Family: Jenni Daily and her family moved to the lakes of northwest Iowa region from western Nebraska.With countless opportunities for fun and entertainment, Jenni,...
PDU Cables™ Announces production expansion to Estherville

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Contact:                                                                                                              Troy Peterson, President, PDU Cables (612) 819-1927, tpeterson@pducables.com   PDU Cables™ Announces production expansion to Estherville, Iowa.      MINNETONKA – December 27, 2018 - Recent growth in PDU...
Happy New Year!

Friday, December 28, 2018

A new year means a fresh start and an opportunity to look forward to your goals and make resolutions for the coming year. Maybe you're...
A "Dash" of Leadership

Friday, December 21, 2018

Let’s talk reindeer.   Can we all agree Rudolph got a bit lucky. A foggy night, a nose so bright, and, HO HO HO, you’re the most...
Young Professionals Spotlight: Brandon Rohrig

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Brandon Rohrig was recognized as the Young Professional of the Year at the our annual Business Recognition Luncheon on November 14th. We thought we'd talk...
Northern Iowa & Southern Minnesota Wine Trail

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact Brianna Werner, MBA (507)-514-6177 | brianna.werner@keyc.com Southern Minnesota Northern Iowa Wine Trail Adventure Begins At The End Of The...
Winter Fun Photo Contest

Friday, December 07, 2018

We know that there are always activities available when you live in the Lakes Region of Northwest Iowa, but we need your help to show...
Local Christmas Shopping

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Holidays are upon us! Christmas music can be heard everywhere you go, shopping is very much underway. Those who are really on top of things...
Turkey Day

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Thanksgiving meal is all about variety: Turkey on a platter, bread in a basket, bowls of potatoes, stuffing (Perhaps you say dressing?), green beans,...
2018 Business Recognition Award Winners

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation once again recognized great achievement by local businesses Wednesday at the organization’s annual Business Recognition Luncheon at the Clay...
OEI Spotlight: Steven Brockshus

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Steven Brockshus was a part of the 12th Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute in 2017. At the time, he pitched his company, then called Terva, to his...
City of Spencer receives APA award

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA –   APA-Iowa announces recipients of 2018 Iowa Planning Awards Each year, the Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-Iowa) asks its members to...
Intern Spotlight: Blake Carlson

Friday, August 24, 2018

Blake Carlson, a 2016 Spencer High School Graduate, is a marketing and operations intern for Community Insurance this summer. A junior at Simpson College in...
Intern Spotlight: Zach Renken

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Zach Renken is a marketing intern with Bank Midwest in Spirit Lake. Renken will be a sophomore at the University of South Dakota where he...
Prepare to Launch

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is proud to offer Prepare to Launch, Northwest Iowa’s Premier Entrepreneurship Workshop. A partnership between the Corridor, local businesses and...
Intern Spotlight: Lupe Tapia

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Lupe Tapia is the Human Resources Intern for Quality Refrigerated Services in Spencer. Originally from Harris, Iowa, Tapia will study Human Resources at Iowa Lakes...
Intern Spotlight: Kaitlyn Hill

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Kaitlyn Hill is a Project Management Office intern at Rembrandt Foods. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Hill is a senior at Iowa State University where she...
Intern Spotlight: Jenny Klenken

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Jenny Klenken, a 2015 graduate of Spencer High School, is an intern with Williams & Company, P.C. this summer. Her position is supported through the...
Intern Spotlight: Daylain Bastman

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Daylain Bastman of Greenville is working as the intern for Quail Construction this summer, a position supported by the Spencer Area Jobs Trust Internship Program....
Future Ready Iowa Regional Summits announced

Thursday, July 19, 2018

(DES MOINES) – Registration for Future Ready Iowa Regional Summits is now open. Summit attendees will collaborate with local partners on workforce solutions.   The day-long summits...
State data shows wages increasing

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Northwest Iowa’s history of below average pay may be changing. Newly released statistics show “Laborshed” wages climbing across the Iowa Lakes Corridor region. County FY 2019 wage FY 2018...
Intern Spotlight: Claire Netten

Thursday, July 19, 2018

  Claire Netten of Ankeny, Iowa is the intern with Blink Marketing in Milford. In the fall, Netten will be a senior at the University of...
Intern Spotlight: Allison Carlon

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Allison Carlon of Fort Dodge is the Accounting Intern, for Iowa Lakes Regional Water this summer. A rising junior at Buena Vista University, Carlon majors...
Intern Spotlight: Mary Horger

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Mary Horger, a senior at Iowa State University, is working as a Quality Assurance Intern for Rembrandt Foods this summer. At Iowa State, Horger studies...
Intern Spotlight: Shannon Clark

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Shannon Clark of Spencer is one of the Marketing and Operations interns for Community Insurance this summer. A senior at Waldorf University in Forest City,...
Intern Spotlight: Maddie Schwenneker

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Spencer native Maddie Schwenneker is the Marketing Intern for the Clay County Fair. An Iowa State University senior, Schwenneker is majoring in communications with a...
Corridor Announces Hiring of Alyssa Kragelund

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is pleased to welcome Alyssa Kragelund to their team. Originally from Anita, Iowa and a 2018 graduate of Buena...
Intern Spotlight: Gracie Vatthauer

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Gracie Vatthauer is the intern for Newsradio 1240 KICD, Big Country 107.7 & MORE 104.9, a position supported by the Spencer Area Jobs Trust Internship...
Spencer Ag Center honored with Iowa Venture Award

Thursday, December 07, 2017

West Des Moines, Iowa - The Iowa Area Development Group (IADG), on behalf of Iowa’s rural electric cooperatives, municipal utilities and independent telecommunication companies, honored seven...
List your properties on the LOIS lane

Friday, November 03, 2017

By Kiley Miller Iowa Lakes Corridor CEO   As the designated regional partner for the Iowa Economic Development Authority and our state’s electric utilities, the Corridor has a...
From the CEO: "Other duties as assigned"

Friday, September 08, 2017

“Other duties as assigned.” The most dangerous four words in employment. So you think you’re an accountant? Don’t forget the boss’s dry cleaning. Work in IT? That...