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

New Hampton Ranked #19 for Safest Cities in Iowa

Posted: Tue, December 2, 2014
New Hampton is ranked #19 out of 30 for the safest cities in Iowa!  Click on the link below to read the full article:

http://www.safewise.com/blog/30-safest-cities-iowa/
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NICC Small Business Development Center

Posted: Tue, November 4, 2014
Steve Horman from NICC's Small Business Development Center will be in New Hampton on November 18.

Steve provides free, one-on-one business counseling services to start up and existing businesses in almost every area imaginable (i.e. business planning, marketing, financing, personnel management, import/export assistance, and succession planning).

For an appointment with Steve on November 18, contact Tammy or Megan at the Economic Development office at 394-2437 or nheconomic@windstream.net
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"Cozy Christmas Crafts" Class Offered

Posted: Tue, November 4, 2014
GET READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH "COZY CHRISTMAS CRAFTS" CLASS

     CALMAR—  Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community

Solutions is offering the class, "Cozy Christmas Crafts" (#31600) on Monday, December

1 from 5:30 P.M. to 8:00 p.m. at the New Hampton City Hall, Community Room, located

at 112 East Spring Street in New Hampton.

     Kick off the holiday season with a fun night of crafting Christmas decor. Make

cute Santa-themed baskets out of simple bushel baskets and pretty, lit trees using

tomato cages. Enjoy the chance to be creative, have a 'night out' with friends or make

new friends, all while knocking a couple of gifts off your list.

     To register and pay online for "Cozy Christmas Crafts" (#31600), or for more

information, visit www.nicc.edu/solutions or call NICC Business and Community

Solutions at (800) 728-2256, ext. 399.
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