When a business sets up shop in north Iowa, it makes sense that city leaders would want to keep that company around for many years.
But that can’t happen without some support.
That’s why each year a program in north Iowa works to meet up with business leaders, to make sure they are happy, and to see if there’s any way to help the businesses.
It called the Business Retention and Expansion Program, and is run by the North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corporation.
Corridor staff will interview employers like area manufacturing and food processing companies to see how they can assist with expansion plans.
“It is gaining an accurate understanding of their needs, challenges, opportunities, either short term or long term. As well as what are their growth opportunities,” says Shaun Arneson, the Vice President, Existing Business and Project Management.
The North Iowa Corridor hopes to help businesses in our area by providing them with different kinds of resources, anything from financial to technical support.