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New President & CEO Of Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corp. Gives An Update

Wed 7-21-2021

(Spencer)-- It's a time of transition at the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation. Shannon Landauer, the organization's new President and CEO, came on board earlier this month. Landauer says she's been busy getting to know everyone and is becoming familiar with the Corridor's programs and operations.

It comes as the organization is beginning its search for a Senior Vice President and Entrepreneur-in-Residence. As we reported previously, Brian Dalziel plans to relocate to be closer to family and has accepted an administrative position with a technology company. Landauer says those will be some big shoes to fill, adding they're striving to make the transition as smooth as possible...Landauer03 

"Brian has been such an asset at the Corridor with the work he's done with entrepreneurship, venture capital and some of the grant programming as well. I'm trying to learn as much as I can and so we can be ready to bring someone new on the team to replace him, but that said, he's quite a presence. It's going to take a lot to fill all of those voids that he's going to leave behind."

Landauer adds it's a busy time right now for the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation...Landauer04 

"Right now we really, I'm doing a lot to learn. You know we're doing our budgeting and things like that for this fiscal year while we're also really looking at programming that's been in place. It's still somewhat transitional with covid and all of the businesses coming out of that covid period, so we're looking a lot at different programs that we have within the Corridor, things that are available outside, taking a hard look at our business retention programs, our work improvement programs and, you know, certainly our OEI program coming up here in August, so a lot of preparation underway for that and really doing our best for continuity. We don't want to see gaps or let anything go undone in our year. So the team is working very hard on all of that."

The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation serves Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson and Emmet counties.