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

BRE Award

Posted: Tue, May 3, 2016
Last week, Tammy and Megan attended the SMART Conference in Des Moines.  At the conference, the region we belong to, Cedar Valley Region of Iowa, was honored for our outstanding efforts of local and regional economic development initiatives in supporting growth and expansion of existing Iowa companies.  

"Supporting Iowa's existing industry is a key priority for PDI's (Professional Developers of Iowa) membership," stated Wayne Pantini, PDI President. "The BRE (Business Retention & Expansion) Awards are intended to increase the focus on fostering Iowa business growth by economic development organizations and spotlight BRE programs and projects that have made a significant impact on Iowa communities."

Founded in 1973, with current membership of over 320, PDI is an organization dedicated to advancing the professionalism of its members through a wide range of programs and services. As an association, PDI provides professional training that helps its members do a better job for their community. PDI creates an atmosphere of support and offers an instant network of seasoned experts for local professionals to seek advice and support.

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NICC Offers Garden Art: Making a Leaf Casting

Posted: Mon, May 2, 2016
New Hampton—Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) is offering "Garden Art: Making a Leaf Casting" on Wednesday, June 8 & 15 at 6:30 pm at the Becky Schoenfeld Residence. Leaf Casting - the use of real foliage as a concrete mold - is a creative process that captures the organic beauty of nature in a durable piece of art. In addition to attractiveness, when filled with water, a cast leaf basin attracts birds and other wildlife. During the first session, students will choose from a variety of leaf types and pour their castings to dry and cure until the second session. The following week, the cast basins are resealed and students paint them for outdoor use. A $30 supply fee is due to the instructor at the first session. Course fee is $19.

For more information or to register for "Garden Art: Making a Leaf Casting" (#46984) visit www.nicc.edu/solutions or call NICC Business and Community Solutions at (800) 728-2256 ext. 399
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New Physicians to Join Mercy-New Hampton

Posted: Fri, April 22, 2016
New Physicians to Join Mercy

Mercy Medical Center - New Hampton and Mercy Family Clinic are excited to welcome two new family physicians, Drs. Nathan & Heather Harms.  

Drs. Nathan & Heather Harms visited New Hampton the beginning of March and were impressed by our hospital facilities and staff, the progressive community and friendly people they met.

"Mercy physicians and staff feel so blessed to welcome Dr. Nathan and Dr. Heather to the Mercy Medical Center - New Hampton family," stated Aaron Flugum, CEO.  "They will both be amazing additions to our clinic, hospital and community."

Drs. Nathan and Heather are trained in family, inpatient and emergency medicine.  They will also both care for obstetrics patients.  Similar to the other Mercy Family Clinic physicians, they will do medical missions in Canillá, Guatemala with DOCS for Hope on a rotating schedule.

Dr. Nathan Harms graduated from Kansas State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in biology/pre-medicine with a minor in history.  He then attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine where he earned his Doctorate of Medicine and also met his wife, Heather.  Dr. Harms is currently finishing his family medicine residency at St. Mary's in Grand Junction, Colorado.  During his training, Dr. Nathan has traveled to Africa and Tanzania for medical missions.

Dr. Heather Harms attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Spanish with a minor in Biology.  Dr. Heather then graduated with her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.  She is currently completing her residency program at St. Mary's in Grand Junction, Colorado.  Dr. Heather has been doing mission work in Canillá, Guatemala since she was in middle school.  Her parents work in an orphanage close to the DOC for Hope hospital site.  Dr. Heather is excited to continue to serve the people of Canillá and also spend time with her family and the many friends she has met there.  

Drs. Harms will begin seeing patients at Mercy Family Clinic in October.  When they arrive in New Hampton a meet and greet celebration with the community will be held.

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