Charles City, Iowa – Main Street Iowa and the Iowa Economic Development Authority are once again offering a program to help business development efforts in Iowa’s Main Street districts around the state.
One business from Charles City will have a chance to pitch its idea for a chance to be selected as one of four semi-finalists to the Open 4 Business competition. Five finalists will receive up to $8,000, technical assistance and coaching for the state contest from a Main Street Iowa Business Specialist to help them prepare for their live contest pitch on August 1st. State finalists will have a chance to win up to $20,000 each.
The contest is designed to help provide financial and technical support for businesses that improve Iowa’s Main Street districts. Sustainable businesses that will grow and thrive within the Main Street districts across the state are the desired outcome.
The deadline for submitting business ideas to the Charles City Community Revitalization Office is 4 p.m. on Friday, May 2nd.
Guidelines for the applications can be obtained from the Community Revitalization Office, 401 N. Main Street in Charles City.