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Local businesses get boost from ‘Dream Big Grow Here’ competition

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) — Local entrepreneurs and small business owners got a big boost for their futures on Thursday night.

Northwest Iowa Development held its regional Dream Big Grow Here pitch competition in Sioux City.

The groups were competing for $7,000 worth of grants for their businesses.

Grace Boutique out of Sibley, Iowa, took home the top prize and $4,000.

Melinda Nasers, the owner of the boutique, said she would use the money to expand her store and develop a website.

Brightside Cafe & Deli finished second and took home a $2,000 grant.

Awaken Yoga in Le Mars finished third and received $1,000.

This is the fifth year the regional Dream Big Growth Here pitch competition has been held in northwest Iowa.

Blake Branch

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