Northwest Iowa Development providing a whole new way to shop local through a new online marketplace.
Sheldon, Iowa (May 2020) —
In the wake of the spread of COVID-19 in Iowa, Northwest Iowa Development has partnered with Shop Where I Live to launch www.northwestiowa.shopwhereilive.com, an online platform for small businesses to come together to sell products and services online.
"We must band together as a community, now virtually, to help keep all of our local businesses in business during this trying time," said Dave Miller, president, Northwest Iowa Developers. "Providing this platform to our members is one way Northwest Iowa Development is helping businesses to continue their operations and continue to be competitive into the future."
Local and national governments have encouraged patrons to stay at home, and non-essential businesses closed temporarily to in-store purchases, or limited their hours and volume of traffic. This platform is one way for the community to still support local businesses from the comfort of their own homes.
"A key component to the Shop Where I Live concept is having businesses sell together, which provides an incredible convenience and a variety of product and services for shoppers," said Cherie Edilson, CEO & Co-Founder of Shop Where I Live. "Customers really do want to shop local and support their community, but they don't always have the time to research individual businesses online or go into multiple stores to find something."
Businesses have started to add products and services to the site. Northwest Iowa Development encourages the community to check back frequently as more and more businesses add products and services. If a business is interested in adding items for sale, they are encouraged to contact the Northwest Iowa Development at https://www.northwestiowa.com/contact-us for more information
To visit the Northwest Iowa Shop Where I Live website go to: Northwestiowa.shopwhereilive.com
Northwest Iowa Development is the regional economic development organization made up of four counties in Northwest Iowa: Lyon,Osceola, Sioux and O’Brien. The City of Le Mars in Plymouth County is also a member. The group’s purpose is to attract business and workforce to the area to support business growth. Learn more at northwestiowa.com.