Why Childcare Is An Important Issue To All Communities.

As the child care crisis becomes more and more nationally recognized in publications such as Time Magazine and The Des Moines Register, the stories all revolve around the lack of available and affordable care. “With this labor shortage, businesses are having to dig deeper into their employees’ lives to figure out what’s holding them back,…

The need for child care in Winneshiek County

Opinion – Stephanie Fromm, Executive Director of Winneshiek County Development, Inc.  As I drop my three children off for the day, the “mom-guilt” starts to set in almost immediately: leaving my 4-year-old, 2-year-old and 11-month-old for 8+ hours, I drive away trying to mentally prepare for a day that will be filled with unforeseen events,…

Decorah Bicycles

Located on the sweeping curve onto Water Street, Decorah Bicycles is part, well, parts—and quality ones, representing Trek, Burley, Specialized, and many others. More important, though, they’re about service—with a mission: getting people on bikes they’re truly excited about, improving health and community at every turn.  Owner Travis Greentree has been on the shop floor…

Biz Booster Challenge Grant Winners Announced!

Winneshiek County Development’s Biz Booster Challenge Grant program was a great success this year, awarding area small businesses $20,000 in grant funds, according to Stephanie Fromm, executive director for Winneshiek County Development (WCDI). The following local businesses were awarded funds: Impact Coffee Bar & Roasters, Big Driftless, The Fireman’s Inn, Sunflower Child Development Center, and…

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…

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…