Economic Gardening

In the Iowa Lakes Corridor, growing our own - economic gardening - has become a strong area of emphasis, continuing to enhance this beautiful lakes region by expanding amenities, and providing more career and employment opportunities to existing and prospective residents.

To create a supportive and nurturing environment for entrepreneurs, a number of initiatives have been implemented including the annual Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute, industry specific and other entrepreneurial training, the creation of a venture capital fund, having a full-time entrepreneur coach on our staff, and market research assistance for existing and start-up companies.

If you are interested in starting a business, please see our Resource Guide or contact the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation to learn what assistance is available in our region for entrpreneurs.