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Downtown Open 4 Business Competition

February 28, 2018

Downtown Open 4 Business Competition

Burlington, Iowa – With Main Street Iowa and the Iowa Economic Development Authority, Downtown Partners is working to boost local business development efforts. The Open 4 Business competition is a chance for entrepreneurs to try out their business ideas for downtown Burlington. Each of the state’s 54 Main Street organizations can submit one business to represent their program. The business must be for-profit and located within the Main Street district.

In Burlington, the Downtown Partners Business Development Committee will select three applicants to pitch their ideas. The chosen applicant will compete to become a finalist for a chance at $8000 in June. The five finalists will then present their ideas in a statewide contest in August for up to an additional $20,000 in funding.

To for the Open 4 Business competition, visit or contact Downtown Partners at 319-208-0056. Downtown Partners, Burlington’s Main Street non-profit organization, is a division of the Greater Burlington Partnership. The mission of Downtown Partners is to preserve and revitalize downtown Burlington by enhancing its economy, infrastructure, and historical and cultural features.


For More Information:


Steve Frevert
Executive Director
Downtown Partners, Inc.
A Main Street Iowa Program
A Division of the Greater Burlington Partnership


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