MASON CITY – The North Iowa Area Community College John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center has developed a new grant reimbursement program for the City of Mason City that is expected to help grow local businesses.
The new Mason City MicroEnterprise Program, which is administered by the Pappajohn Center, began Tuesday, April 17.
More than 83% of the businesses in Cerro Gordo County are microenterprises, meaning they have five or fewer employees. Helping them is one of the best ways to have local impact on job creation. These microenterprises are also the fastest growing businesses, adding revenue and jobs faster than larger, more established companies.
The Mason City MicroEnterprise Program began Tuesday, April 17.
Participating businesses in Mason City can apply for grant reimbursement funding that can be used for pre-approved goods and/or services to support their business. Grant recipients must meet qualifications and follow up requirements.