For the fifth consecutive year, Dubuque Main Street in partnership with Main Street Iowa and the Iowa Economic Development Authority, will sponsor a competition for up to $28,500 to help fund business/entrepreneurial initiatives . DMS Executive Director, Dan LoBianco, says the OPEN 4 BUSINESS competition is a chance to assist business innovation. Each applicant is required to complete a one-page summary/entry proposal, of their new venture. One business will be chosen and advance to the state competition and last year a local business advanced. Applicants must be an existing, for-profit business, and must be located within or planning to relocate within the Dubuque Main Street service area. Entries are due in the DMS office, 1069 Main Street, by March 23rd. One statewide winner will receive an additional $20,000.