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

Grants Available

Posted: Tue, September 30, 2014
Tomorrow, October 1 will be the opening date for three grants affecting New Hampton & Chickasaw County. 

The LMI Grant will be available for New Hampton residents (see http://www.newhamptonia.com/news/lowmoderate-income-housing-grant-2014-09-17.html for more information).

The Hotel-Motel Grant will be available for New Hampton & Chickasaw County tax-exempt, non-profit entities (see http://www.newhamptonia.com/hotel-motel-grant-application.html for more information).

Chickasaw County Community Foundation grant will be available for Chickasaw County tax-exempt, non-profit entities (see http://www.cfneia.org/affiliates/ChickasawCounty/grants for more information).
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Now accepting credit & debit card payments

Posted: Mon, September 22, 2014
The City of New Hampton will be accepting credit and debit card payments as of September 25th!
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Low-Moderate Income Housing Grant

Posted: Wed, September 17, 2014
The City of New Hampton is taking applications for a Housing Repair Program that will be administered by the City. Common repairs may include roofs, a furnace, windows, doors, electrical upgrade, water heaters and other plumbing repairs. Approved projects must have a minimum cost estimate of $1,000, but no project shall receive more than $7,500 from the City.

The deadline to submit applications to City Hall is December 1, 2014. Homeowners must meet certain requirements to be eligible to participate in the grant program. In general, applicants must own or be buying the home, be current on their property tax and utility payments and the gross household income cannot exceed an established income ceiling based on household size. Contact the City Clerk's office, 112 E Spring St, 641-394-5906, for an application and the income limits.
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