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Region III

Why Entrepreneurship? Why Now?

This Strategic Plan for Entrepreneurial Development is the product of four facilitated planning sessions tailored to the unique demographics, economic trends, service providers and entrepreneurship needs within Region III (Monona, Plymouth, and Woodbury Counties ). Planning team members consisted of a wide variety of stakeholders including entrepreneurs, economic development and chambers of commerce leadership, financial institutions, regent universities, community colleges and elected officials.



“With the assistance of the University of Northern Iowa’s Business and Community Services; we have the opportunity to build upon the existing network of service providers currently in place for entrepreneurs in this region.”

Neal Adler, LeMars Area Chamber of Commerce

“This is an exciting time for entrepreneurs in our region. They will have a variety of resources upon which to draw for successful business ventures. It’s a win for us all, since entrepreneurs bring vitality and passion to their communities’ business mix!”

Teresa Miller, Monona County Economic Development

“We are eager to work with our regional partners to expand our outreach and build on the resources we currently have in place to support our local entrepreneurs.”

Bob Scott, Sioux City Mayor

“Entrepreneurs and small businesses are the backbone of our country; this program will help to ensure their success in our region and strengthen our local economies.”

George Boykin, Woodbury County Board

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