$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.

North Iowa 2013

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Our mission is to help businesses start and grow in North Iowa. Dream Big Grow Here North Iowa can help generate excitement and value for those companies in our region who participate.

This Year's Winner

Diversifying Agriculture Naturally in Iowa

Dreamer: Tony Halsted Winner

Business: Hoovers Hatchery

Location: Rudd, IA

Hoovers Hatchery is a 70 year old company specializing in the hatching of baby chicks. We own our own breeding stock and develop the highest quality chickens for natural raising by small farmers, hobby farmers and mid level growers. We pride ourselves on being a family owned, small business know nationally...

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

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