Iowa Lakes Corridor Communities


There are world-class schools, higher education institutions, healthcare facilities and medical specialists throughout the Iowa Lakes Corridor region. Our schools record high graduation rates, high SAT and ACT scores and have invested millions to provide modern facilities for our children.

The Corridor is home to Buena Vista University, a four-year private institution based in Storm Lake with satellite facilities throughout the Iowa Lakes region. We are home to Iowa Lakes Community College with satellite facilities throughout the region and to the Storm Lake satellite facility of Iowa Central Community College. Both institutions offer unique associate degree programs in many of today’s leading industry fields as well as continuing education and training programs for non-traditional students and our local industries.

There is no shortage of excellent and specialized health care in the region. Our health care facilities and medical professionals continue to bring new services and technologies to the region continuously.

Access to a quality public library is possible throughout all four counties in the region. Our public libraries provide good collections for reading pleasure, reference materials for research and Internet access.

Financial services for residents are provided by 24 financial institutions throughout the region, many with branch locations in multiple communities. We are home to national banks and community banks that provide an array of products and services and excellent customer service.