Economic Development Week 2022

9 May 2022

News, Press Release, Economic Development

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Alyssa Petersen

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Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation Announces Recognition of 2022 Economic Development Week

The international event will highlight local efforts to increase the quality of life in every community over the course of May 9 to May 13, 2022

The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation (Corridor) marks the week of May 9 to May 13, 2022, as Economic Development Week. During this week, communities across North America will celebrate and recognize the contributions made by professional economic developers to create more economically vibrant and livable communities.


Created in 2016 by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest international professional trade association for economic developers, Economic Development Week aims to increase awareness for local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities and improve the quality of life in communities everywhere.


"Economic developers play essential roles in promoting the economic health and vitality of their communities — a fact that has only been proven further by the events of the past two years," says IEDC President & CEO Nathan Ohle. “The 2022 Economic Development Week will serve to recognize, honor and celebrate the ingenuity and leadership practitioners have shown in working to create a more equitable and prosperous future for everyone. I encourage everyone to begin planning their own celebrations that will lift up the important outcomes economic developers facilitate in their communities.”


The Iowa Lakes Corridor serves the four-county region of Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson and Emmet Counties. Areas of expertise include business attraction; business retention and expansion; entrepreneurship and small business; and workforce, housing and community development. The Corridor is a public-private partnership, funded through investments by businesses and communities across the region.


“Economic Development Week is a great opportunity to highlight the role that economic development organizations serve through highlighting successful projects and programs in the region,” shares Corridor President & CEO Shannon Landauer. “While every economic development organization is different, the Corridor team works with communities and counties to determine their priority projects and how the Corridor can pair projects with resources. Throughout the week, the Corridor team continues efforts with existing industry visits, Corridor Connect events and much more, further emphasizing the broad range of services provided by the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation.”


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About the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation


The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is the regional economic development agency for Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson and Emmet counties. Its mission is to foster, encourage, aid, promote or otherwise assist in the economic growth and development of the region. For more information about the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation, call 712-264-3474 or visit


About the International Economic Development Council


The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,300 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, IEDC’s members are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. IEDC’s members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities and improve the quality of life in their regions.