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…

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….