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

Carnegie Cultural Center's Farewell to Summer Concert

Posted: Mon, August 8, 2016
Carnegie Cultural Center will be holding their Annual Farewell to Summer Concert on Sunday August 21 at 7 pm at the Bandshell in Mikkelson Park.  The band featured will be The Miles Adams Band.  The Miles Adams Band includes members from several small towns in Northeast Iowa.  Playing music from the 60's, 70's, 80's and beyond in a wide variety of styles, the band is sure to play something for everyone. Members include drummer Chris Miles, Bill Adams on bass, Bob Huinker on lead guitar and trumpet, Kat Bauer lead vocal and keyboard, Gwen Silhacek on flute, sax, rhythm guitar and keyboard, and Dan Silhacek on lead vocals, congas, trumpet, and harmonica.  Bring your lawn chairs and come out to Mikkelson Park for this fun event before the start of school!
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Mercy Family Clinic Welcome

Posted: Fri, July 29, 2016
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Quickbooks Class Offered

Posted: Wed, July 27, 2016
The University of Northern Iowa's Small Business Development Center is proud to offer a QuickBooks Level I class on September 20, 22, & 27 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at their center located at 8120 Jennings Drive in Cedar Falls. The Quickbooks Level I class will take place in the Business and Community Services building in Room 33. Judy Schindel, CPA will serve as instructor for this course. You can learn how to set up a company, customer and vendor files, and chart of accounts. QuickBooks Level I will teach attendees how to manage money coming in and money going out including sales, invoicing, paying bills, and tracking expenses. Attendees will also learn how to use reports to understand their business, including profitability and sales trends. All materials are included with the registration fee. Basic computer knowledge is required.  The UNI Small Business Development Center is proud to offer this course for the small fee of $25.

To register, please call the UNI Small Business Development Center at 319-273-4344 or e-mail unisbdc@gmail.com. Registration is limited to the first 30 participants.

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