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Lakes Corridor BEST of Iowa Report Presented to Storm Lake City Council

April 19, 2022 8:16am

The Storm Lake City Council at their meeting on Monday heard the BEST of Iowa report that is put together annually by Iowa Lakes Corridor Development.

BEST stands for Business Expansion and Strategic Trends. Corridor representative Joanne Follon said the report involved 29 business visits in the Corridor region of Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, and Emmet counties...(audio clip below  :19 )

Follon said 14 of the businesses in the BEST report were moving forward with their expansion plans...(audio clip below  :26 )

 

Follon said almost three-fourths of businesses in the four-county region said they are having difficulty recruiting workers.

Positives from businesses in the report included increased sales, money spent on recreation, opportunities with market demand, and increased efficiency with technology usage.