Northeast Iowa Community College will host a grand opening for the newly remodeled Wilder Business Center Thursday, April 25, from 3:30 - 7 p.m.

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds will attend, and NICC has invited more than 200 local and state leaders to celebrate the official opening.

At Monday's meeting of the Board of Trustees, the Board toured the completed Wilder Business Center, which contains many new features and amenities for the College and local business community.

The Wilder Business Center's completion concludes the last major construction project coordinated by NICC and directly funded, in part, through the $35 million bond levy, which won passage in December 2007.

NICC completed the remodeling and repurposing of the Wilder Business Center in January. This facility houses the NICC business and community solutions staff as well as the NICC Foundation, marketing, distance learning, computer information services and central printing offices. The new Center will enhance current business and industry -raining capabilities coordinated through NICC and will offer new conference meeting and auditorium spaces and video conferencing technology for the community.