An expansion project in northwest Iowa by BoDeans, which makes ice cream cones and wafers, is getting help from the city of Le Mars.
The city council agreed to sponsor two grant applications to the Iowa Department of Economic Development on behalf of the company.
The council also agreed to provide the company with a five-year no-interest loan of up to $15,000. The grant applications are for I-D-E-D funding and state tax credits totaling $95,000 to pay for a portion of the costs of new equipment within Bodeans’ existing building. The $5.7-million expansion project will create 37 additional jobs over several phases.