Mount Pleasant Area Development Commission is once again hosting Southeast Iowa’s Dream Big Grow Here. The 2012 contest is taking on a slightly different, but equally exciting format this year. This year, the prize is again $5,000.00 for the local contest winner. Businesses can begin submitting their dreams for business startup and expansion August 1st through September 1st. Voting will begin on September 2nd and conclude on the 15th. After the voting period ends, the top five contenders will compete in a pitch-off event. Each business owner will have an opportunity to pitch their business concept to a panel of experts. One winner will take home $5000.00 and go on to compete in the state-wide Dream Big Grow Here contest worth an additional $10,000.00. For more information, contact the Mount Pleasant Area Development Commission at 319-385-3101.