Iowa Lakes Corridor Laborshed Studies Completed

The communities of Estherville, Spencer, Spirit Lake, and Storm Lake have had a Laborshed study completed as part of the iowa Lakes Corridor region. The results can be found on the LMI Laborshed page (

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD), in partnership with the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), announced in May 2018 that a Laborshed Study would be conducted for one community in every county in Iowa at no cost to local development organizations and their partners. 

This is the ninth round of studies to be completed under this new program. To date, a total of  45 studies have been completed for communities across Iowa under the new funding program. All results are available on our website.

The study results are available in highly visual and interactive formats using data visualization software from Tableau and ArcGIS.