Identifying & Supporting Community Needs

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.

Fourteenth Annual Grant Award Celebration

Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation (PACGDC) hosted its Fourteenth Annual Grant Awards Celebration on Friday, March 6, 2020, at the Wild Rose Casino & Resort in Emmetsburg.

2019 Grant Awards Ceremony Bd Members

Left to Right: Jan Helmke, Abby Burns, Glen Simonson, Brian Bormann, Mary Lee Orr, Jamey Whitney, Kim Hoffman, and Bill Dickey

Not Pictured: Jill Graham

PACGDC Announces Fourteenth Grant Cycle

September 26, 2019

ATTENTION: The Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation will be hosting their Annual Educational Meetings in the Auditorium (Entrance #1 or 2) 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 9, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. and at 7:00…

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PACGDC Announces 2018 Grant Award Celebration

January 25, 2019

The Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation will be hosting their thirteenth annual grant award celebration on Friday, March 1, 2019 at the Wild Rose Casino and Resort Ballroom.

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PACGDC Announces Thirteenth Grant Cycle

October 10, 2018

ATTENTION: The Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation will be hosting their Annual Educational Meetings in the Auditorium (Entrance #1 or 2) 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 10, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. and at 7:00…

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Commercial Demolition Grant Program

January 1, 2018

Cities in Palo Alto County have established a new Commercial Demolition Grant Program to offset demolition costs for commercial property owners within the cities’ corporate limits.  Eligible commercial property owners may receive up to $5,000.00 towards actual commercial demolition costs. Inspiration for this grant program came from discussions with an area city council member and…

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PACGDC Announces Twelfth Grant Cycle

October 11, 2017

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 scheduled as follows:  Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. PLEASE…

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Previous Current Events

Grant Report Due Dates

Reports are due and must be submitted by:

• Signed Grant Agreement - March 31, 2020
• Progress Report – August 1, 2020
• Extension Request - December 1, 2020

• 2020 Applications – December 31, 2020
• 2019 City & School Final Grant Reports – December 31, 2020
• 2019 Full & Mini Final Grant Reports – January 31, 2021

Palo Alto County

Gaming Development Corporation

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Emmetsburg, IA

P.O. Box 153
910 Broadway

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