Holstein Aquatic Center Awarded $300,000 CAT Grant

1 Sep 2020

Investments in the community make the quality of life in Western Iowa even better

Holstein, IA, September 1, 2020 – Western Iowa Advantage announced that Holstein Aquatic Center project was awarded a $300,000 Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grant from Enhance Iowa Board.

“The Enhance Iowa Program provides financial incentives to communities for the construction of recreational, cultural, educational or entertainment facilities that enhance the quality of life in Iowa,” Said Rita Frahm, Ida County Economic Development President. “It is great to see the Holstein community benefit from this grant to build a new aquatic center to add value to its already impressive recreation area that has baseball fields, a community center, and walking trails — all adjacent to the Holstein Golf and Country Club.”

The full project will include the construction of a new aquatic center featuring a 6,100-square-foot pool with zero-depth entry, four 25-yard lap lanes, one-meter and three-meter diving towers, play and spray features, a bathhouse with showers and restrooms, a concession stand and fabric shade structures.

The project will cost $2.95 million. It is made possible by a generous bequest from the estate of brothers Roger and Robert Hintz. Over $144,000 has been pledged from local businesses and a campaign for individual community support is in the works. Email administrator@holsteiniowa.org for more information about how to contribute.

“Holstein is one of the communities in Western Iowa that shines with “midwest” hospitality,” said Chris Whitaker, Local Assistance Director — Region XII Council of Government. “This pool will make their great quality of life even better.”

About Western Iowa Advantage

Western Iowa Advantage (WIAD) is a collaborative effort of economic development officials in Audubon, Calhoun, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Ida and Sac Counties. The mission of this consortium is to work cooperatively in an effort to effectively market the many viable economic assets of this region. This effort will help build a stronger local, regional and statewide economy. The results of our work will manifest themselves in job creation in specific industry clusters already prevalent in the region — in particular, manufacturing, renewable energy and biosciences — as well as in other existing industries currently thriving here. Western Iowa Advantage is also committed to facilitating ongoing improvements in quality of life-oriented amenities, increased tourism and other areas that will enrich the livability of the region.

About Ida County Economic Development

Ida County Economic Development Corporation (ICED) is a non-profit corporation leading the county’s economic development strategy to expand the opportunities within the local economy while creating vibrant communities that are sustainable and globally competitive. ICED is committed to the creation, retention, and expansion of businesses in our region.