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PACGDC Announces Fourteenth Grant Cycle

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 Thirteenth Grant Cycle

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

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

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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PACGDC Attends Summer Board Retreat

Board members of the Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation (PACGDC) traveled to Northwood, Iowa on July 15th for their annual Summer Board Retreat.  PACGDC met with three members of the Worth County Development Authority (WCDA) during their visit.  WCDA is the volunteer non-profit board holding the license and distributing grant dollars for Diamond Jo’s…

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County Announces Watershed Septic Improvement Grant Program

The Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors have established a new grant program to improve septic systems in the watersheds of Five Island Lake, Lost Island Lake, and Silver Lake.  Property owners within these watersheds in Palo Alto County may be eligible to receive a Watershed Septic Improvement Grant up to $5,000.00 towards the actual…

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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 scheduled as follows: Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. Organizations…

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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 Grow Greene County Gaming Corporation during its visit. Both volunteer non-profit boards hold licenses and distribute grant dollars for Wild…

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