Work | Existing Business
Manufacturing is the largest employment sector in the Iowa Lakes Corridor region – 28.9% in Buena Vista County, 14.7% in Clay County, 25.8% in Dickinson County and 17.7% in Emmet County. This compares to the statewide average of 15.7% employed in manufacturing.
Nearly two-thirds (65.9%) of those employed in the manufacturing industry are paid an hourly wage whereas 27.8% earn a salary. The current hourly wage, annual salary and the wage thresholds based on all of those in the industry and those willing to change/enter employment are provided below.
|Entire Industry||Those Willing to Change|
|Salary Threshold:||$47,700 – $50,000/yr.|
Source: 2009 Iowa Lakes Corridor Laborshed Report