Work Based Learning – Toppling Goliath

Register online here! Winneshiek County Development is hosting a Work Based Learning interactive and networking event at Toppling Goliath Brewery on Wednesday, April 25th from 4:30pm-6:00pm. The event will bring together business professionals and area educators to establish relationships and groundwork for the new Winneshiek County Work Base Learning Group. Key questions for you to think…

Biz Booster and Ag-Mini Grant Winners Announced!

Winneshiek County Development’s Biz Booster Challenge and Ag-Mini Grant programs were a great success this year, awarding small businesses approximately $17,000 in grant funds, according to Stephanie Fromm, executive director for Winneshiek County Development (WCDI). Local businesses who were awarded funds included Sunflower Child Development Center, Cardboard Robot, Seed Savers Exchange and OFF the Driftless…

NICC and WCDI Partner!

NICC Small Business Development Center partners with Winneshiek County Development, Inc. to provide consulting services for businesses in northeast Iowa In December 2017, Northeast Iowa Community College Small Business Development Center (NICC/SBDC) and Winneshiek County Development, Inc. (WCDI) partnered to provide consulting services for businesses in northeast Iowa. Currently, the NICC/SBDC is housed out of…

Luther College Awards Luncheon

Please cast your vote for a Winneshiek County business/organization to receive one of the WCDI awards that will be presented at the upcoming event. Event details: January 22, 2018 12:00pm – Lunch will be served The Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce, Winneshiek County Development, Winneshiek County Convention & Visitors Bureau, and United Way awards presentation…

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Building Remediation Grant Program – Iowa EDA

Winneshiek County Development is seeking applications for the Community Catalyst Business Remediation Program. This program is to promote the redevelopment, rehabilitation or deconstruction of downtown buildings. Building owners must fill out a preliminary application and submit their proposed site to Stephanie Fromm (director@winneshiekdevelopment.org) by December 22. Proposed buildings must be located within city limits. Property…

Affordable Housing in Winneshiek County

**Click here to view the full study results. There is not enough affordable housing in Winneshiek County. And results of a current housing needs assessment survey are bringing that point home. According to City Manager Chad Bird, in 2013-2014, Winneshiek County Development Inc. (WCDI) and Decorah Jobs did a preliminary housing study prior to considering…

Local Grants Available

Biz Booster Challenge A grant of up to $12,000 may be awarded to the winner of a Winneshiek County Development, Inc. business plan competition called the Biz Booster Challenge. The Challenge is open to anyone who starts a new business or significantly expands an existing business. The main consideration in selecting a winner, or winners,…

Over 500 participate in STEAM Day

The Decorah Middle School, in partnership with Winneshiek County Development, hosted a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Day recently for all 5th – 8th grade students. The students participated in four, one-hour, “Discovery” sessions which included presentations by the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office, Decorah Fire Department, Winneshiek Medical Center’s EMT, Luther College’s Visual…