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.