Dream Big Grow Here Business Grant Contest Now Accepting Applications

The economic development organizations in northwest Iowa are again offering the Dream Big Grow Here business grant contest. The regional contest allows entrepreneurs the chance to submit their dreams to start or expand a business, then encourage friends, family, and customers to vote for them online. Finalists will present their idea to an audience and judges for a chance to win thousands in cash prizes. ⁣

This is the fifth year that northwest Iowa development organizations have held the contest.⁣

From now until October 6th, entrepreneurs in Cherokee, Lyon, Monona, O’Brien, Osceola, Plymouth, Sioux and Woodbury counties can submit their business or startup ideas.⁣

Voting on the submitted ideas will take place October 9th – 18th. The top three vote recipients will advance to a regional pitch-off competition, along with two additional entrants chosen by a selection committee.⁣

The regional contest will be held the evening of Thursday, November 15th. The finalists will have the opportunity to showcase their ideas with first place receiving $4,000, second place receiving $2,000 and third place receiving $1,000 to grow their business.⁣

To learn more or to enter the contest, visit www.dreambiggrowhere.com.