Since retirement, I have had the pleasure of assisting my hometown of Ringsted, Iowa, with grant writing efforts.  The process is made much easier because of the  Iowa Lakes Corridor.  They not only provide data, statistics, and letters of support, they are willing to attend and help facilitate meetings for optimum community results.  Their response time and attention to detail is phenomenal!  Most importantly, they offer encouragement and hope, important elements for Iowa’s small towns.  Iowa Lakes Corridor is truly a cornerstone of economic development here in Northwest Iowa!

Mary Rasmussen, Ringsted


A business is a place where the customer comes to have a need met.  But where does an entrepreneur or business go for advice on a start up or business growth? The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation!

Steven and I started our manufacturing business in our garage in 1997. The growth path has been vertical for us. The Corridor has been an invaluable part of that growth. We have utilized the corridor in the following capacities: Intellectual Property Protection referrals, Industrial networking, Expansion site selection, and Offering Aileron Course for Company presidents. 

We are extremely appreciative for the services received from Brian and the Corridor. SATERN considers them part of our “Growth Team”!

Deb Satern, SATERN®, Estherville


Over the past couple of years, the Corridor has been an excellent resource in our consideration of different potential land acquisitions for expansion. Our experience with the Corridor has been one of genuine partnership. The team demonstrates true interest in community growth by asking questions to provoke thought, providing timely, complete, accurate information for requests, and working hard to remove hurdles through education and guidance.

Philip Ramstack, MWI Components, Spencer 


Having the award-winning Corridor's south office at BVU provides ready access to an extensive network of business professionals, educational opportunities, and support services available for our students and also for new, existing, relocating, and transitioning businesses. By partnering with the Corridor we have been able to combine efforts and resources in support of entrepreneurship and economic development, helping to ensure that the communities throughout the Corridor region thrive.

Dr. Lisa Best, Buena Vista University, Storm Lake 


The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation has been a valuable partner in the growth of our diversified business portfolio. Whether the project is commercial or residential, the Corridor is ready with answers, ideas, and networking.

Josh Nelson, IGL Communications, Spencer

People say change is hard. It is, but it is much more achievable when you have Brian Dalziel of Iowa Lakes Corridor Development as your coach and mentor to guide you through the process. I was lucky to have Brian as an executive coach during a period of time where I needed to change my leadership style. I learned a lot from him on dealing with leadership challenges, building a high-performing team, and providing a vision to guide and unify the team. Once Brian helped me identify leadership areas to work on, he was tireless in making sure those new habits stuck. I attribute a lot of my success in navigating a difficult period for my business to Brian, and we are now growing and looking at aggressive expansion opportunities."

Donn Martens, Okoboji Brewing LLC, Okoboji