$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.

Iowa Lakes Corridor 2012

This contest has ended

The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is a private non-profit economic development agency that represents Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson and Emmet counties. The Corridor’s mission is, "To foster, encourage, promote, aid or otherwise assist in the economic growth and development of the four-county region." A major focus of the Iowa Lakes Corridor is fostering entrepreneurship in the region. We provide coaching services for entrepreneurs, from start-ups through maturing companies. We also work to create the next generation of successful youth entrepreneurs, from kindergartners to college students. The Corridor Region’s Dream Big Grow Here contest is open to all ages and industries with fewer than 30 employees. Submit your Dream today!

The Basics

  • Must be in Iowa Lakes Corridor
  • Must be for-profit
  • Must have 0 to 30 employees
  • Top 5 will pitch on Nov. 13
  • Winner announced Nov. 14

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Meet Last Year's Winner!

Safari Child Care Center
Milford, Iowa
Our mission is to provide a safe, fun, nurturing, and educational environment
to encourage children to explore and learn about the world around them