Come and Discover What’s
Great in Spirit Lake
Centrally located on US Hwy 71 and Iowa Hwy 9, Spirit Lake, Iowa is 20 minutes south of Interstate 90, making it a day’s drive or less from such major Midwest hubs as Chicago, Denver, Kansas City and Minneapolis. It is also in the center of what is known as Iowa’s Great Lakes Region, which encompasses seven beautiful natural lakes. Spirit Lake’s local economy thrives on its rich mix of recreational, industrial and commercial businesses, making it a great place to live, work and raise a family.
The City of Spirit Lake works closely with the Iowa
Lakes Corridor Development Corp. and the Spirit Lake
Chamber of Commerce. We actively promote
the area to prospective businesses and also strive
to serve existing businesses. If you have questions
regarding commercial or industrial development, we can
provide answers. There are state and local programs
and incentives that may be available for new, relocating
or expanding businesses. Reflecting our commitment to
supporting business activity, the City Council has established
an Industrial Committee to advise the Council on
development policies and issues. The Spirit Lake Development
Corporation has recently been created to provide assistance
in development projects in Spirit Lake and the surrounding
Spirit Lake has various regulations regarding architectural standards and signage to continue improving the appearance of the City and its commercial districts. It is advisable to check with City Hall on property regulations before any work is started.
City of Spirit Lake (located in downtown Spirit Lake)
708 18th Street
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Spirit Lake Chamber of Commerce (located
on Highway 9/71, 3 blocks west of downtown)
1710 Lincoln Ave. Suite D
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
The Chamber is affiliated with the Iowa Great Lakes
Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber serves the business
community within the City and promotes civic activities.
Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation
520 2nd Avenue East, Suite 2
Spencer, IA 51301
712-264-3474 or 800-765-1428
The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is the regional economic development agency for Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson and Emmet Counties. Spirit Lake is the county seat of Dickinson County.