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July 20, 2017

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Get A Lakes Life, Five by Five, News Release
Get A Lakes Life: Find opportunity, fun in the lakes of northwest Iowa
You can find opportunities in many places, but you have to look harder to find the right combination of opportunity and fun. The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is telling folks to look no further and get a lakes life.  Visit getalakeslife.com, the Corridor's new website dedicated to spreading the word about...
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Posted on:
July 17, 2017

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Higher education for high-tech workers
Locales that have the biggest pools of highly trained workers have higher education readily available. It just makes sense. Students are attracted to schools with good reputations. After graduation, many stay in the area, especially if it has amenities like affordable housing, outdoor recreation and good healthcare. The Iowa Lakes Corridor...
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July 10, 2017

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Good training = good workers
Finding a pool of qualified workers is one of the biggest struggles for companies in these days of high-tech everything. There is a severe shortage of STEM-trained employees, those in the science, technology, engineering and math careers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says private industry is suffering the most. Nationwide, the...
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July 07, 2017

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IOWA RISES THREE SPOTS IN ANNUAL BEST STATES FOR BUSINESS RANKINGS
Iowa’s reputation as a great place to do business is on the rise. Chief Executive asked CEOs nationwide to rank the best states for business in its annual survey, and Iowa moved up three spots from last year’s ranking. Most notably, the CEOs ranked Iowa as having the second highest quality workforce in the nation....
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Posted on:
July 07, 2017

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Nutty Bar tradition lives on with new owners
Established in 1945, the Nutty Bar Stand in Arnolds Park has been a tasty tradition in the Iowa Great Lakes Region for over 70 years. The business was sold during the winter, causing generations of faithful customers to become apprehensive: Would its quality change? Would it become something other than...
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Posted on:
July 07, 2017

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Local food scene keeps on truckin’
Food trucks have been a mainstay in metropolitan communities for years, but the four-wheels-with-food approach is starting to find a foothold in the Iowa Great Lakes. Two trucks, named Fare You Well and Farm to Fork, are the major mobile restaurants in the area. Fare You Well Manager Desi Wheeler she started...
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Posted on:
July 07, 2017

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RAGBRAI town meeting held
The Spencer RAGBRAI Team conducted a town meeting at the Stables on the Clay County Fairgrounds to talk to the community about everything planned during RAGBRAI's overnight stop in town on July 23. “A majority of the riders are not from Iowa so that's why this is such a huge thing...
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July 07, 2017

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Kristi’s Kandies and Heirlooms appeals to all tastes
It’s a delicious treat no one can beat. Not to mention all the beautiful heirlooms on display for sale throughout the store. The store is owned by Julie Egland and is located on Lake Avenue. The store has been in existence for sixteen years. Its original location was on Erie Street...
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