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Ken Bales, Development Specialist
Email: kbales@northiowacorridor.com | Office: 641-423-0315

Ken Bales has been with the Corridor for more than twelve years. In his capacity as Development Specialist, Ken heads the Corridor’s annual private investment campaign and also serves as project lead on numerous Corridor projects and initiatives. Prior to joining the Corridor, Ken had a prominent banking career in the North Iowa region, serving at senior capacities at financial institutions including First Virginia Bank, Mutual Federal Savings and Loan, Community State Bank, US Bank, and Gateway Savings Bank. He has also owned and managed real estate practices throughout the region. Ken’s footprint on the region can be seen, among many other places, by driving through the Eastbrooke housing subdivision in Mason City where, as the primary motivating development force for the project, Ken was given the opportunity to name the streets, which he did by calling on milestones in his life, including time his time serving in the US Navy. Whether it is investor relationship development and management; project management or special assignments, Ken’s experience in the fields of finance, real estate and economic development provide Corridor clients with exceptional service and expertise.