Gett: Complete Survey to aid North Iowa Study, Globe Gazette

Like many areas in the country, North Iowa is trying to attract and develop enough workers to fill the needs of local employers. A historically low unemployment rate and declining population trends are factors in this ongoing challenge.

The North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corporation recognizes the dilemma and notes on its website under Strategic Priorities: “Current and projected workforce shortages clearly indicate the need to emphasize workforce as a major priority. Preparing our workforce to ensure North Iowa is fully prepared for the opportunities to come is essential to position the region for business expansion.”