Utilities & Telecommunications

Utilities & Telecommunications

New Hampton Economic Development works in partnership with its utility service providers to meet the needs of business and industry. Our partners provide site location and expansion assistance, financial incentive packaging, competitive rate offerings, location/infrastructure analysis and other important services to help your business expand your horizons in New Hampton.

Electric

The City of New Hampton owns and operates an electric generation, transmission and distribution system. Businesses located in our community benefit from the City's highly competitive commercial and industrial rates. For more information and rates, visit the City of New Hampton's Utilities Page.

The community is also served by two Rural Electric Cooperatives (REC)--Butler County REC and Hawkeye Tri-County REC. The RECs provide an impressive array of business development and energy-related services to meet the unique needs of businesses they serve including low-interest loans to qualified applicants, distribution and transmission reliability, energy efficiency audits, back-up generation, and engineering/site location assistance. Visit their economic development websites for more information on services available to new and expanding businesses:



The RECs are members of Iowa Area Development Group, the marketing and economic development agency for over 80 member-owned electric cooperatives and utilities throughout the state. IADG's team of economic development professionals work with the local REC and communities they serve to provide valuable resources and assistance on issues related to business expansion and location. Visit IADG's website for more information on their programs and services.

Natural Gas

Black Hills Energy provides natural gas service to our community. Black Hills Energy's company-wide economic development team helps us organize, plan and implement local community programs that support business development and expansion. To learn more about Black Hills Energy's services, visit their website.

Water/Sewer

New Hampton has a municipally-owned water system. Waste water plant capacity is 2.3 million gallons per day. Water tower storage capacity is 800,000 gallons.

To better serve its customers, the City completed a major expansion of its wastewater treatment facility. The project expanded the capacity of the treatment system by approximately 50 percent, as well as greatly enhancing the efficiency of the treatment process. The wastewater treatment plant's daily flow is 600,000 to 700,000 gallons per day and the design flow is 2.3 million gallons per day. For more information and rates, visit the City of New Hampton's Utilities Page.

Telecommunications

We recognize access to advanced telecommunications services is important for your business to stay competitive. Working with our local telecommunications utility company, we strive to provide our industries with telecommunications solutions for their business needs. Windstream offers a comprehensive line of products and services including local telephone service, long distance plans, Internet service (including DSL high-speed Internet), telephone equipment and other services. Headquartered in Newton, Iowa, the company maintains a regional office and warehouse in New Hampton. Our businesses appreciate the local, personal touch in services they receive from Windstream. For more information on Windstream's telecommunications services visit their website.

News

Advance Iowa To Offer Succession Planning Webinar

Posted: Mon, February 19, 2018
Advance Iowa To Offer Webinar Series on Succession Planning

Advance Iowa, a comprehensive consulting program for midsized companies, will host a monthly webinar series in 2018 on succession planning, beginning Feb. 22. It's estimated that 85 percent of businesses have no succession plans in place, although a majority of firms will change hands in the next decade as baby boomers retire. "We have found that business owners need information and resources about all aspects of succession planning," said Dan Beenken, director of Advance Iowa, which is based at the University of Northern Iowa. "We've assembled a full schedule of topics that will answer questions, and we plan to provide tools that help small and medium businesses start the succession planning process." Visit www.AdvanceIowa.com for more information on each webinar, find the link to sign up or learn more about succession planning. All webinars are scheduled from noon to 1 p.m.
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Community-Based Preventative Health Screenings

Posted: Mon, February 19, 2018
Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventative health screenings will be in our community on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at New Hampton Community Center. Ultrasound screenings to Identify risk factors for Cardiovascular disease include; Carotid Artery (plaque buildup-a leading cause of stroke), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (an enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body), Peripheral Arterial Disease (hardening of the arteries in the legs), a Heart Rhythm Screening (an EKG to detect Atrial Fibrillation-irregular heartbeat) and an Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for men and women. Being proactive about your health by knowing your risks helps you and your doctor address problems early.

Register online TODAY at www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle  and receive your "Community Circle" discount and your Preferred Appointment!
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Business Training Opportunity

Posted: Fri, February 2, 2018
Our Chickasaw County Business Community Sector Board has a goal to increase the skills of our local employees.  One of the ways to accomplish this is by offering local, high quality training.  NICC has developed a great opportunity for customer service, leadership, and team work trainings in Chickasaw County through a Business Sector Board Alliance.  The cost is $175 for two staff to attend five trainings at the Basic Level.  They also have an Executive Level training for $100 more, if you are interested.  In order to move this forward, we need at least eight businesses to commit to this training.  In order to do this the easiest way possible, we are asking those who are interested to fill out the following Chickasaw County Survey by February 9, 2018 by 5:00 pm.  Once they have gathered the results from the survey, NICC will then work with their trainers to get the course offerings scheduled.  They will aim to start in March of 2018.

Our goal is to assist in growing our local human capital and to provide high quality training that will meet our community's needs.  If you have any questions, please contact Megan at nheconomic12@gmail.com or 641-394-2437 or Holly O'Brien at obrienh@nicc.edu or 563-562-3263 ext 144.
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