$5000 Contest!

The Dream Big Grow Here grant contest is an opportunity for Iowans to fulfill their dreams of self-employment or expansion of their current firm.  Entrants compete online for a chance to win a $5,000 regional grant, and then become eligible to compete for a chance to win a $10,000 grand prize. Check out the How It Works section for official contest rules.

Southeast Iowa 2012

This contest has ended

The Mount Pleasant Area Development Commission exists to "facilitate a positive business climate" in Henry County and southeast Iowa. There is no surer way to create such a climate than to empower entrepreneurs to transform ideas into action, visions into reality. Entrepreneurs always "Dream Big." The Mount Pleasant Area Development Commission is proud to help them "Grow Here."

The Basics

  • Must be in Southeast Iowa 
  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must be for-profit
  • Less than 30 employees
  • Top 5 will pitch on Sept. 25

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Contest Winner

Winner of Southeast Iowa Dream Big Grow Here pitch-off!