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

Lunch & Learn Opportunity

Posted: Thu, April 20, 2017
For any business, being able to connect with potential customers is an incredibly valuable tool. What's even more valuable is connecting with those customers at the exact moment they are searching for the products and services you offer on the internet.

VGM Forbin and New Horizons Chamber of Commerce are providing an exciting learning opportunity during Small Business Week to help you use techniques developed by Google to improve your online marketing initiatives to bring more customers to your business's front door. The education will center around three key objectives:

-Growing Your Business Online
-Promoting Your Business With Google Adwords
-How Brands Win in Moments that Matter

All education materials for this event have been prepared by Google. VGM Forbin will be on hand to present the materials, answer your questions, and lead discussions about best practices.

Event Details

Where: The New Hampton Community Center: 112 East Spring Street, New Hampton, IA 50659
Cost: $5 per attendee
When: Tuesday, May 2 at noon (lunch will be provided)
Who: Event will be hosted by VGM Forbin and New Horizons Chamber
What You'll Receive: Education on online branding techniques from industry experts and Google-branded merchandise

To reserve your spot, call the Chamber at 394-2021.
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New Hampton Farmer's Market

Posted: Mon, April 17, 2017
New Hampton's Farmer's Market will continue to be on Thursday evenings from 4-6 pm this summer.  The Farmer's Market will run from June through September and be located in the Car Quest parking lot.

There will be no fee for vendors to set up and spots will be first come, first serve.  If you have any questions, please contact Megan at 641-394-2437.
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New Regional Job Site is Up & Running!

Posted: Thu, March 23, 2017
New Hampton Economic Development is very pleased to announce the establishment of a new regional job board that covers the 6-county Cedar Valley Regional Partnership (CVRP). The CVRP area includes Chickasaw, Buchanan, Black Hawk, Bremer, Butler and Grundy counties.

New website: http://www.newhamptonia.com/employment-opportunities.html

Companies can easily post a job without having to register, get a password or pay any fees. 

•    Simply go to the site, click "submit a job" and enter your information.
•    You can select a time-frame for how long you would like the position to be posted.
•    Your posting will be reviewed by an administrator who will make it live.
•    That's it!

Job seekers will be able to search for jobs by county and category…no registrations or passwords.

We believe that this will enable companies to more easily post jobs and the site will make it easier for individuals looking for work to find local companies that are hiring.

Please contact Megan Baltes, Assistant Director, New Hampton Economic Development if you need additional information or have any questions. 641-394-2437; nheconomic@windstream.net

 




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