Places to learn = places to earn

30 Jan 2017

It’s the magic circle that keeps economies booming: areas with higher education available attract students who learn in-demand skills. Companies hire these grads, whose training make for a proficient, up-to-date workforce that helps businesses grow and prosper.

The Lakes Corridor region is part of this charmed circle. It is home to Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. The 125-year-old institution offers a full liberal arts and science curriculum, from computer science to pharmacy and data science to human performance. (See more:

Iowa Lakes Community College, with campuses in Algona, Emmetsburg, Estherville, Spencer and Spirit Lake, has programs in technology, engineering, math, and a range of industries. Of special interest in windy Iowa is the Wind Energy and Turbine Technology program. (More info here: