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…

WCDI Grants Now Available

Biz Booster Challenge A grant of up to $12,000 may be awarded to the winner of a Winneshiek Count 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,…

Small Business Workshops – Fall 2016

The following are scheduled WCDI workshops for area small businesses: Creating a Respectful Workplace (#53799) Thursday, September 29 12:00p.m.-1:30p.m.; $15/person Instructor: Cindy Yslas Location: NICC Wilder Business Center It is imperative today for every organization to ensure a respectful, legally compliant environment free from all types of harassment, for all employees. Using discussion and activities, we will identify,…

WCDI Involved in New Marriott Hotel Project

A franchise agreement for a new Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites has been approved for Decorah. Developer Rebound Hospitality of Northfield, Minn. plans to build an 80-room Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites after demolishing the Bluff’s Inn, located off Highway 9 on the south side of Decorah. Rebound also manages the Hotel Winneshiek in Decorah….