Area Development

In September of 2009 two leading business organizations - the Storm Lake Area Development Corporation and the Chamber of Commerce - merged to form the banner organization, Storm Lake United. Combining the resources of these two groups more effectively fosters the development of a positive and productive business climate for Storm Lake and the surrounding area.


As the area's leading business-advocacy organization, Storm Lake United's mission is clear  - to promote business growth, support the economic health and vitality of the community, and provide incentives to start-up and expanding businesses. And this mission has been a success.


By focusing on the goal of recruiting new business and industry, Storm Lake United positions the community as a prime location for both start-ups and expansions.


These have been challenging economic times, but Storm Lake and the surrounding area have remained relatively unaffected. Homes have reliably maintained or increased in value. Several new businesses have opened their doors. Business is good in Storm Lake.