Business Resources

Business Resources

Businesses located in New Hampton have access to a wide range of business resources and services.

Technical Assistance

The following business and industry technical assistance resources are located at Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC):

  • Iowa Manufacturing Extension Partnership (IMEP)
    IMEP is the direct, single contact link to a diverse array of expertise and resources for more than 6,000 manufacturers in the state. IMEP account managers conduct assessments of manufacturing and business operations, help companies develop plans to address high priority needs, and then link client firms to appropriate public and private sources of technical assistance.
  • Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS)
    CIRAS is part of Iowa State University, the College of Engineering, and works hand-in-hand with the IMEP. CIRAS provides manufacturing and processing firms with technical and management information. Areas of expertise include finance, marketing, engineering, and facility planning.

For more information, contact Wendy Mihm-Herold, NICC's Vice President Economic Development, phone: 1-800-728-2256 ext 221, email:

Entrepreneurial/Small Business Assistance

New Hampton is a member of the MyEntreNet community-driven entrepreneurship facilitation program. The program is coupled with one of the most advanced interactive small business Web sites in the country. MyEntreNet features a variety of tools and resources for entrepreneurs including business research, community network for up-to-date business news in our community, access to online counselors and statewide entrepreneurial discussion groups.

The City of New Hampton/Chickasaw County has partnered with the University of Northern Iowa's Regional Business Center to provide entrepreneurs with one-on-one counseling including assistance with the creation of a business plan, cash flow analysis, loan packaging, and grants. The free counseling services are available right here in New Hampton.

For more information on this valuable resource available to New Hampton entrepreneurs and small business owners, visit MyEntreNet's website or contact Tammy Robinson, Director, Economic Development, City of New Hampton, 641.394.2437 or call the UNI Regional Business Center at 319.236.8123.

Click here for more information on entrepreneurial financial assistance programs.

Regulatory Assistance

New Hampton Economic Development can assist you with regulatory and permitting issues. We work closely with the state and local regulatory agencies of government including the Iowa Department of Economic Development's Business/Regulatory Assistance Team. For more information visit IEDA's website.

Research and Technology Development Assistance

Iowa State University
Iowa State University of Science and Technology, founded in 1858, is a land-grant Carnegie Foundation Research Institution. Historically, ISU has played a major role in scientific and technological advancements in agriculture, veterinary medicine, home economics, engineering and many of the basic sciences underlying these fields. Current areas of emphasis include genomics, bioinformatics, plant sciences, biotechnology, nanotechnology, materials science, food safety, alternative sources of energy and information sciences, including virtual. For any question related to research, technology transfer, technology development and/or business assistance, visit Iowa State University's website.

University of Iowa
The University of Iowa excels in the areas of biocatalysis, nutraceuticals, human health and pharmaceuticals, and engineering. The "Top American Research Universities" annual report lists the University of Iowa among the top 25 public research institutions in the country. For more information, visit University of Iowa's website or telephone 319.335.3631.


New Hampton TRIBE Trail Receives Grant

Posted: Fri, October 14, 2016
New Hampton TRIBE Trail has been awarded a grant of $75,000 from Resource Enhancement and Protection commonly referred to as REAP.

REAP invests in projects that enhance and protect the Iowa's natural and cultural resources.  15% of REAP is set aside for grants to cities for projects that help establish natural areas, encourage outdoor recreation and resource management.

The grant money will be used for expanding the recreational trails in New Hampton.  The TRIBE trail committee is working on connecting the Mikkelson Park trail to the CWC trail.  This grant will help us get started on phase one of this project; which is getting the trail from Mikkelson Park through Garnant Park.

This money will not only benefit the community residents but also visitors to our community.  It will create pedestrian and bicycle connections so residents and visitors can safely and comfortably access the parks in our town; enhance recreational opportunities for campground users; expand routes for the New Hampton High School track & cross country teams; and provide residents and visitors the opportunities for physical activity and outdoor recreation.

In its 27 years, REAP has benefited every county in Iowa by supporting over 15,000 projects. REAP has funded these projects with $250 million in state investments, leveraging two to three times the amount in private, local and federal dollars.  Collectively, these projects have improved the quality of life for all Iowans with better soil and water quality; added outdoor recreation opportunities; sustained economic development; enhanced knowledge and understanding of our ecological and environmental assets, and preservation of our cultural and historic treasures.

Local Contact is:     Megan Baltes, 641-394-2437
                                Rick Kramer, 641-394-5464

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Quickbooks Class Offered

Posted: Tue, October 11, 2016
Growing Small Business in Northeast Iowa in Partnership with Winneshiek County Development, Inc., Northeast Iowa Business Network (NIBN), Northeast Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC)

QuickBooks Pro 2015 - Level 1 Class # 54435

Tuesday, November 29 & Thursday, December 1 (Individuals must attend both Sessions)
5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Managing the financials of a small business can be confusing and time-consuming, but using QuickBooks® can make that task much more manageable. This 6-hour, hands-on class briefly touches on all aspects of the program to demonstrate the range of tools and functions available. You will work through a progression of exercises and real-world case studies that prepare you to be successful in today's business world. Soon, you will be streamlining invoicing, inventory tracking, budget and tax preparation, and strengthening your business financial profile with confidence!

Fee: $59
Location: NICC Calmar Campus I Wilder Business Center, Room 106 I 1625 Hwy 150 S I Calmar, Iowa

Instructor: Ellen Brown

Register & Learn More.
800.728.2256, ext.399

** Class Size Limited! **
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Grants Available

Posted: Mon, October 3, 2016
The New Hampton Hotel/Motel Grant and the Chickasaw County Community Foundation Grant are now taking applications!  If you are interested in applying for one and/or both of the grants, see the links below!  Application deadline for both grants is December 31, 2016.

New Hampton Hotel/Motel Grant -

Chickasaw County Community Foundation Grant -
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