$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.

South Central Iowa 2013

This contest has ended

The South Central Iowa Area Partnership, Inc. is hosting a regional competition because it believes in an atmosphere which fosters entrepreneurship. This event will help support existing businesses and spark new start-ups in the region.

This Year's Winner!

We’re making our mark in Mount Ayr!

Dreamer: Brad Elliott Winner

Business: Podium Ink

Location: Mount Ayr, IA

Location, location, location. What was once a dictating factor in a business model became an opportunity for Podium Ink in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Led by young entrepreneurs Brad Elliott and Burton Murphy, our graphic design firm addresses untapped local and virtual markets - direct from Small Town, USA. We...

Be sure to cheer for Brad at the upcoming Dream Big Grow Here statewide pitch off.

Contest Finalists