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Branstad and Reynolds honor Cherokee County  (April 24, 2015)  On April 21st 2015, Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov Kim Reynods visited Cherokee County to honor public and business leaders for their work in establishing infrastructure needed for expanding broadband connectivity throughout the county. They also honored leaders for participating in the Skilled Iowa Initiative. Cherokee is the 18th ...

Northwest Iowa to debut Dream Big Grow Here Contest - Deadline Extended to February 13th!  (January 20, 2015)  The economic development organizations in northwest Iowa are teaming up to bring the statewide Dream Big Grow Here business grant contest to our region for the first time. The Dream Big Grow Here contest is an opportunity for Iowans to fulfill their dreams of self-employment or expansion of their ...

Survey of Washington High School Seniors  (May 28, 2014)  Our director, Mark Buschkamp, recently spoke to the graduating class at Washington High School in Cherokee. As part of his presentation he conducted a live, online poll with the audience. The poll asked the students about their future plans and what they think about living and working in Cheorkee. ...

Foreign Trade Zone  (May 12, 2014)  Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Business and Developer Seminars will be hosted by Northwest Iowa Development (NWID) and Woodbury County Economic Development on Wednesday, May 21. Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon will host the seminar from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Auditorium in Building C. Also on May 21, ...