Community Development, Monona County Economic Development

Onawa’s Planned Streetscape

By admin on December 5, 2018 0 Comments

The City of Onawa, in conjunction with Monona County Economic Development and Onawa’s Downtown Revitalization Committee, is moving swiftly forward with a dedicated Downtown Streetscape Revitalization Project. The overarching mission for this project is to encourage local spending, provide business development opportunities, inspire a safe and healthy community, promote tourism, and cultivate a sense of … Continue Reading

New Business

Cubby’s Opens An Onawa, IA Location

By admin on March 7, 2018 0 Comments

Cubby’s Inc., an Omaha-based chain of convenience stores, has opened its first location in Onawa, IA. The store is open for business and an official ribbon-cutting took place at the new store at 10 am on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Cubby’s, purchased the old KC Mart and former Happy Chef at exit 112 on I-29. The Cubby’s gas … Continue Reading


Launch Week 2017

By admin on November 7, 2017 0 Comments

A week of events relating to innovation and entrepreneurship will take place in Sioux City as part of the 5th annual Launch Week, November 10th – 17th. With speakers, startup presentations and plenty of networking, Launch Week aims to inspire, motivate, and promote collaboration among professionals. We have all of the Launch Week Events listed … Continue Reading

Funding Opportunities

Monona County Revolving Loan Funds

By admin on October 31, 2017 0 Comments

The fund gets its name from the revolving aspect of loan repayment, where the central fund is replenished as individual projects pay back their loans, creating the opportunity to issue other loans to new projects. RLFs are created for persons or groups of people that do not qualify for traditional financial services or are otherwise … Continue Reading

Funding Opportunities

Understanding TIF Funding

By admin on September 5, 2017 0 Comments

TIFs are redevelopment strategy that cities and counties use to develop an underused area, or assist with urban decay. The city or county designates an area as “blighted” and in need of reinvestment. The city then turns the rights to the expected additional tax income into a tradable asset. A developer will apply for funding … Continue Reading

New Business

Drag Racing and Event Facility Breaks Ground In Onawa

By admin on May 12, 2017 0 Comments

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held this morning, Friday, May 12 at 9:00 a.m. for Onawa Racing and Events Complex (OREC). OREC plans to build an IHRA sanctioned drag racing strip on the old Onawa Municipal Airport Runway and plans to employ as many as 20 people. The 106-acre site will also host an event center building … Continue Reading