Welcome to the PACGDC website

The Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation (PACGDC) is an Iowa not-for-profit corporation. It is the sponsoring organization that holds the license for the Wild Rose Casino and Resort in Palo Alto County. In accordance with Iowa law and its operating agreement, PACGDC receives funding from Wild Rose operations. Funds received are distributed to deserving non-profit organizations and government entities in Palo Alto County. Our mission is to strengthen our communities for future generations by creating partnerships, leveraging resources, and being a catalyst in identifying and supporting community needs.


Current Events

PACGDC Announces Eleventh Grant Cycle

ATTENTION: The Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation will be hosting their Annual Educational Meetings in the Auditorium (Entrance #2) at Iowa Lakes Community College located at 3200 College Drive in Emmetsburg. Meetings are open to the public and are... Read More >>


PACGDC Attends Summer Board Retreat

Board members of the Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation (PACGDC) traveled to Jefferson, Iowa on August 5th to mark the one year anniversary of Wild Rose Casino-Jefferson. PACGDC also held an informational meeting with...Read More >>


PACGDC Announces New Board Members

Palo Alto County Gaming and Development Corporation announced two new board members at its July 17th meeting. Glen Simonson from Mallard and Brian Bormann from West Bend were approved to join the volunteer non-profit board that holds the license and distributes...Read More >>


Update on Community Demolition Grant Program

To date, the city clerks in Palo Alto County have submitted 27 applications from residents for funding to demolish residential structures, totaling approximately $97,000, according to Palo Alto County Gaming and Development Corporation. All communities in Palo Alto County have...Read More >>


Cities Announce Home Ownership Grant Program

Many of the communities in Palo Alto County have established a new grant program for Home Ownership. Individuals in Palo Alto County may be eligible to receive a Home Ownership Grant up to $5,000 to assist with a down-payment, closing costs, etc… Read More >>



New PACGDC Board Member Application Forms Available

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PACGDC Funds Apartment Complex Grants & Additional Demolition Grants All of the communities in Palo Alto County established Housing Initiative and Demolition Grant Programs in 2014. Recently, some communities have established Apartment Complex Grant Programs as well. The Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation is excited to announce grant funding to... Read More >>


PACGDC Announces Tenth Grant Cycle

ATTENTION: The Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation will be hosting their Annual Educational Meetings in the Auditorium (Entrance #4) at Iowa Lakes Community College located at 3200 College Drive in Emmetsburg. Meetings are open to the public and are scheduled as follows: Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. Organizations interested in submitting a grant application are strongly urged to attend. Read More >>



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