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: mihm-heroldw@nicc.edu.

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.

News

School Facility Tour

Posted: Wed, August 27, 2014
They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. If you are not able to tour the current elementary and middle school on Thursday evening, here is a video.
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Community Meeting

Posted: Wed, August 20, 2014
Get your questions about the school building project answered at the next community meeting to be held on August 28th at 6:30 in the middle school auditorium.  There will be a tour of the building at 6:00 and the meeting will start with a short presentation and then time will be provided to answer any questions that still may exist.
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Treasure Chest Addition

Posted: Tue, August 19, 2014
Exciting things are happening at New Hampton Comprehensive Systems (Treasure Chest)!  They are in the process of adding a 80' x 46' addition to their existing building.  Comprehensive Systems is a non-profit business.  Their goal for this project is to raise $250,000.  The funds received for this project will go towards building costs.  This expansion will help them have more space in the donation area & give them a larger processing area.  Day Habilitation Services support individuals in developing or maintaining life skills or skills for community integration.  The added space will allow additional room for Day Hab individuals.  So far Comprehensive Systems has raised $64,717 of their $250,000 goal and they need your help to raise the rest! 

Comprehensive Systems is having a Grain Raffle.  They are raffling a grain wagon with approximately 400 bushel of corn, valued at approximately $2,000 (market value as of 10/1/14).  The drawing will be held October 1, 2014, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at the Sleep Inn in Charles City.  You can purchase raffle tickets at the Treasure Chest in New Hampton or Charles City.  1 raffle ticket for $5 or 7 raffle tickets for $20.

For more information about donating to this project, contact Peg Testroet at 641-394-3344 or pegtestroet@comprehensivesystems.org.
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