Entrepreneurs, Funding Opportunities


By admin on September 1, 2020 0 Comments

IOWA’S WEST COAST INITIATIVE (IWCI) is pleased to announce the hiring of Stacy Orndorff as Entrepreneurial Community Navigator. Earlier this year IWCI was awarded a grant from the Entrepreneurial Investment Awards Program administered by Iowa Economic Development Authority. The program awards grants to groups providing technical and financial assistance to entrepreneurs and startup companies seeking to … Continue Reading

Community Development, Funding Opportunities, Monona County Economic Development

Monona County Couple Secures 2020 Community Catalyst Building Remediation Grant to Restore Downtown Mapleton Building.

By admin on August 31, 2020 0 Comments

September 1, 2020 (Monona County) – Samantha and Matthew Kelm recently purchased a beautiful downtown corner building with hopes of restoring it to its original glory providing much needed commercial retail space and housing to the community of Mapleton, IA. In the fall of 2019, they set out to apply for the $100,000 grant that both the … 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