Homegrown Talent Initiative

The Corridor's Homegrown Talent Initiative is a new program to encourage recent college graduates that grew up within the region to consider coming back, making the Corridor region their home and filling the high-quality jobs available at local businesses.


Golf Tournament Fundraiser

The Iowa Lakes Corridor will be hosting the inaugural Homegrown Talent Initiative Golf Tournament on August 5, 2024 at the Spencer Municipal Golf Course as a fundraiser for the program. Proceeds from the tournament will support grants of $6,000 ($1,500 per year over four years) to college graduates who were originally from the four-county region of Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, and Emmet returning to the area to work at a local employer. Grant Funds can be used as student loan repayment, mortgage payment, or childcare expense reimbursement. The first round of grants will be awarded in the Spring of 2025. More information and an application coming soon!

Get involved:

There are many ways to support this program! Register a team for the golf tournament, sponsor a course hole or a meal, provide door prizes, etc. Contact the Corridor for more details!

Register today!