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

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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New US Cellular Store Now OPEN!

Posted: Wed, June 1, 2016
The new US Cellular Store located on Milwaukee St in New Hampton is now open for business!  They have 6 Retail Wireless Consultants and 1 Store Manager.  Their hours are: Monday-Friday 9 am-6 pm, Saturday 10 am-5 pm, and Sunday 12-5 pm.  They are a full service US Cellular store and work with bill payments, cellular devices, tablets, home phones, and home internet. 

You can contact them at: 641-229-5655. 
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Sparboe Foods Career Fair

Posted: Mon, May 16, 2016
Looking for a job?  Sparboe Foods is having a career fair.  See the flyer on the right.
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