Welcome to the PACGDC website

The Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation (PACGDC) is an Iowa not-for-profit corporation. It is the sponsoring organization that holds the license for the Wild Rose Casino and Resort in Palo Alto County. In accordance with Iowa law and its operating agreement, PACGDC receives funding from Wild Rose operations. Funds received are distributed to deserving non-profit organizations and government entities in Palo Alto County. Our mission is to strengthen our communities for future generations by creating partnerships, leveraging resources, and being a catalyst in identifying and supporting community needs.

Current Events

PACGDC Funds Apartment Complex Grants & Additional Demolition Grants

All of the communities in Palo Alto County established Housing Initiative and Demolition Grant Programs in 2014. Recently, some communities have established Apartment Complex Grant Programs as well. The Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation is excited to announce grant funding to... Read More >>

PACGDC Announces Tenth Grant Cycle

ATTENTION: The Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation will be hosting their Annual Educational Meetings in the Auditorium (Entrance #4) at Iowa Lakes Community College located at 3200 College Drive in Emmetsburg. Meetings are open to the public and are scheduled as follows: Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. Organizations interested in submitting a grant application are strongly urged to attend. Read More >>

Housing /Demolition Grant Programs Showing Early Success

City clerks within Palo Alto County are reporting numerous applications for grant funding to demolish decaying housing. So far in 2015, twelve grants have funded projects that demolished deteriorated housing in Graettinger, Ruthven, Emmetsburg, and West Bend. Read More >>

PACGDC Jump Starts County Foundation

PACGDC agreed to provide the $10,000 seed money to form a county foundation at its July board meeting. “The Palo Alto County Foundation will ensure a long term commitment to our communities, and also provide donors the generous 25 percent tax break from Endow Iowa Tax Credit,” explained Don Miller, PACGDC President. Read More >>

Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation (PACGDC) hosted its Ninth Annual Grant Awards Celebration on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at the Wild Rose Casino & Resort in Emmetsburg.

2014 Grant Cycle Awards