$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 2013

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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!

This Year's Winner

Enhance Crown Clinics’ laboratory testing capabilities.

Dreamer: Sue Brugman Winner

Business: Crown Clinics

Location: Royal, IA

Crown Clinics offers an innovative solution to a growing need for accessible and affordable healthcare services to an underserved rural population. Its well-equipped mobile medical unit is capable of providing healthcare services to people in their hometowns or even at their job sites, thereby reducing...

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

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