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

Airport Campground Playground Equipment

Posted: Tue, July 19, 2016
The Chickasaw County Conservation Board has been working towards updating the playground equipment at Airport Lake Campground.  With the help of Chickasaw County Community Foundation and New Hampton Hotel-Motel grants, that project is in the works!  Check out the pictures below.  With the help of Lion's Club & three conservation employees, the new playground equipment is in and they hope to finish up the project in the next few weeks.  According to Matt Crayne with Chickasaw County Conservation there are plans to continue to improve the campground and add more campsites.  He stated that last year was a record year for usage of the campground.

This is a great example of how these grants help improve our county and quality of life.

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Share the Wellth

Posted: Mon, July 18, 2016
Share the Wellth
New Hampton Farmer's Market
Thursday, August 4    4-6 pm
CarQuest Parking Lot

Do you have extra garden produce that you would be willing to share for the public to sample? Do you have a special recipe that uses your garden produce and you would be willing to share and provide copies?  

The New Hampton Community Wellness group will be able to provide you with a stipend of $20 for sharing your Wellth of produce.  The money comes from a grant from NE Iowa Food and Fitness through the Chickasaw County Public Health office.  You may also sell your extra produce at the Farmer's  Market.  Tables can be made available if needed.  

If you are interested or would like more information please contact Jolene Rosonke, 641-228-0304.
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Small Business Development Center Coming to NH

Posted: Thu, June 23, 2016
Are you thinking about starting or expanding a business and you're not sure about how to proceed?  Are you unsure how to start succession planning? The New Hampton Economic Development office can help you find answers.

Jessica Marsh with the UNI Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be working with the Economic Development office and offering appointments on July 20, 2016. Jessica will make her 1st visit to New Hampton that day and will continue to have regular appointments as needed.  

Established in 1981, the Iowa SBDC's provide free, confidential, customized, professional business advice in all 99 Iowa counties to entrepreneurs and existing businesses with 500 employees or less. The SBDC also presents affordable workshops that teach practical skills and techniques, conduct research, provide comprehensive information services, and offer access to subject matter experts in a variety of fields.

Contact Tammy or Megan at the New Hampton Economic Development office by calling 641-394-2437 to set an appointment to meet with the SBDC on July 20th.
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