Hutchinson Launches $25,000 Business Plan Contest

Hutchinson, Minnesota’s Manufacturing City, has launched a $25,000 business plan contest.

Called “JumpStart Manufacturing,” the contest is designed to help an entrepreneur successfully launch a new manufacturing business to be located in the City of Hutchinson. The contest winner will receive $20,000 for working capital, a free website & social media campaign, free business cards, letterhead & envelopes, a free 1-year membership to the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce and extensive business training, coaching and mentoring provided by the Small Business Development Center and the Southwest Initiative Foundation.

“We’re providing pretty much everything a new business needs to get started and be successful.” noted Miles Seppelt, Hutchinson’s Economic Development Director.

Sponsors of the contest include the Hutchinson Economic Development Authority, Vivid Image, Crow River Media, the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Development Center and the Southwest Initiative Foundation.

JumpStart Manufacturing is designed to help someone who has a great idea for a business – in this case manufacturing – turn that concept into reality.

Detailed information, along with application materials, can be found on the contest website: www.jumpstarthutchinson.com

Contest entries are due by 4 PM, Thursday, July 2, 2015 at the Hutchinson City Center, located at 111 Hassan Street SE, Hutchinson, MN 55350.

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