Open 4 Business
With Main Street Iowa and the Iowa Economic Development Authority, Downtown Partners announces the Open 4 Business competition to boost local economic development efforts. Open 4 Business is a chance for entrepreneurs to try out their ideas for downtown Burlington. Each of the state’s 52 Main Street organizations can submit one business to represent their program. The business can be either new or expanding, but it must be for-profit and plan to locate within the Main Street district.
In Burlington, the Downtown Partners Business Development Committee will select three applicants to pitch their ideas in May. The winner will be awarded a rental assistance grant if they open in downtown. In addition, they will go on to one of five regional competitions in June for a chance at $8000. The five finalists will present their ideas in a statewide contest in August for an additional $20,000 in funding. Follow the links below to your downtown business future! Entries are due to the Downtown Partners office by May 5.
If you have questions, contact Downtown Partners at 319-208-0056.