Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation Highlights Economic Development Week, May 6th to May 10th

Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation Highlights Economic Development Week, May 6th to May 10th Main Photo

1 May 2024


Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is excited to promote Economic Development Week (EDW) from May 6th to May 10th. EDW, established by the International Economic Development Council, highlights the importance of economic development in our region and across the globe.

"Economic Development Week is a great opportunity to celebrate and to recognize the efforts of the many people, both public and private, whose sole focus is to improve the economic stability of the communities that we live in," said President and CEO Curt Strouth, Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation.

Understanding the Role of the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation

Economic development is crucial in enhancing the Corridor's economic well-being, wealth, and overall quality of life. At its core, economic development involves a range of activities to attract, create, and retain jobs to foster a resilient and growing economy. This collaborative effort requires close coordination between businesses, government entities, and various community stakeholders to achieve sustainable success.

The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation dedicates itself to supporting businesses in the Corridor region consisting of Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, and Emmet Counties. Our services include:

  • Business Retention & Expansion (BRE): Support existing businesses to thrive and expand, creating jobs through infrastructure improvements and resource access.
  • Marketing & Attraction: Develop and execute campaigns to attract businesses and talent, showcasing community strengths to internal and external audiences.
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development: Support small businesses and entrepreneurs with access to capital, space, and technical assistance.
  • Real Estate Development: Engage in projects like industrial parks and incubators to stimulate economic growth.
  • Incentives: Help businesses access financial services and incentive programs for growth and expansion.
  • Workforce Development: Collaborate with agencies to ensure a skilled talent pool, understanding and addressing company workforce needs.

Unlock Business Growth with the Corridor’s Supportive Services

The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is dedicated to fostering, encouraging, promoting, and assisting in the economic growth and development of the four-county region. Serving as the regional economic development champion for Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, and Emmet Counties, its future growth depends on a thriving business ecosystem and supportive community leaders working together.

The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation provides a range of services to businesses and the community, including:

  • Supporting economic growth and development in the region
  • Providing resources for businesses, including networking, planning assistance, and funding access
  • Enhancing quality of life, promoting tourism, and attracting new residents
  • Building collaborations between businesses, communities, and stakeholders
  • Navigating funding sources and investment opportunities for economic development

The Corridor Driving Economic Development 

During EDW, we celebrate the hard work and dedication of our economic developers and local leaders, who are committed to driving economic growth and improving our community's quality of life. We invite you to join us in recognizing their efforts and learning more about economic development's impact on our region.

To learn more about how the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corridor can support your business or to get involved in our economic development initiatives, visit