$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.

Southwest Iowa 2015

12/22/2014 - 3/1/2015

Iowa Western Community College Economic and Workforce Development and the Small Business Development center is committed to our communities and the success and growth of our small businesses. The contest is a great way for small businesses and start ups in the 8 county area to get exposure and have the opportunity to win money for their growth and development.

Last Year's Winner!

Continue to provide a unique place for couples to celebrate one of the happiest days of their lives.

Dreamer: Shane McCool Winner

Business: Willow Creek Glass Chapel & Banquet Hall

Location: Shelby, IA

We are a chapel and banquet barn that allows couples to celebrate their wedding ceremony and reception all at one place, in a very unique and breathtaking location. Willow Creek Glass Chapel & Banquet Hall Barn is built on a farm that has been in the family for 120 years. We are a husband and wife...