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…

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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…