$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 Great River Region 2013

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The Great River Region of Southeast Iowa is more than just a geographic location. It is a partnership between four counties in which leaders realize the benefits of cooperative efforts for economic development. Within those four counties, seven organizations committed to economic development have formed the Great River Region Partnership.

This Year's Winner!

We just can't stop dreaming at Brad Holtkamp Automotive, Inc.

Dreamer: Brad & Mari Holtkamp Winner

Business: Brad Holtkamp Automotive, Inc.

Location: Mount Pleasant, IA

Brad Holtkamp Automotive, Inc. is an independent automotive repair shop in Mt. Pleasant, IA owned by Brad and Mari Holtkamp. The beginning of their dream was in 1981 when Brad first made the statement “Someday I’d like to open my own automotive repair business.” On April Fool’s Day 1996, after working...

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

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