Businesses located in New Hampton have access to a wide range of business resources and services.
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.
- Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The Northeast Iowa Small Business Development Center was opened in the early part of 1985 through the efforts of a tri-college group who worked together and in partnership with the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce, to address the need for entrepreneurial training and assistance. In October 2005 the center officially changed host institutions to the Northeast Iowa Community College in Calmar. The center remains physically located in downtown Dubuque where it is more accessible to the Northeast Iowa business community. It serves entrepreneurs and existing businesses in Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque and Winneshiek counties. For more information, contact Jay Wickham, Regional Director at 563-588-3350 or email@example.com.
For more information, contact Wendy Mihm-Herold, NICC's Vice President Business and Community Solutions, phone: 844-642-2338 ext 1221, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.