Your Hiawatha Business Advocates

HEDCO supports existing businesses and businesses interested in moving into Hiawatha, Iowa, a thriving community in Eastern Iowa. We build partnerships to cultivate economic growth by connecting business owners to property, financing, and other development opportunities.

Members of the Hiawatha Economic Development Corporation, or HEDCO, serve as advocates for current businesses and those who wish to relocate to Hiawatha, Iowa.

Our mission is to cultivate economic growth in Hiawatha by building partnerships with local public and private organizations.

Among our many goals, our Board members:

  • Support and strengthen Hiawatha community development.
  • Promote economic development.
  • Serve as ambassadors for business growth and success.
  • Promote financing and funding opportunities to support Hiawatha business and development efforts.
  • Partner with area development organizations.
  • Create policies and regulations to boost economic development in Hiawatha.
  • Promote Hiawatha to realtors and developers as an ideal choice to build and sell commercial property.

HEDCO Board of Directors:

  • Melissa White/Chair – Balanced Fitness and Health Hedco Board MemberMelissa White - Hedco ChairBalanced Fitness and Health
  • Chad Pelley Company Hedco Board MemberChad Pelley - Hedco Vice-ChairChad Pelley Co.
  • Farmers State Bank Hedco Board MemberRusty Smith – Hedco TreasurerFarmers State Bank
  • Ambyr Severson Secretary/Treasurer - City of Hiawatha Hedco Board MemberAmbyr SeversonHiawatha Administrative Coordinator
  • Mark Parmenter - Lederer Weston Craig, PLC Hedco Board MemberMark ParmenterLederer Weston Craig, PLC
  • Pat Callanan - Hawkeye Communications Hedco Board MemberPat CallananHawkeye Communication
  • Kirk Hayden VP/Owner - Metro Studios Hedco Board MemberKirk HaydenMetro Studios
  • Kyle Kunz – Honkamp Krueger & Co., P.C. Hedco Board MemberKyle KunzHonkamp Krueger & Co., P.C.
  • Tyler McCarville - Kirkwood Community College Hedco Board MemberTyler McCarvilleKirkwood Community College
  • CJ Kleene – Back In Line Chiropractic Hedco Board MemberCJ KleeneBack In Line Chiropractic
  • Nic Canfield - CCB Packaging Hedco Board MemberNic CanfieldCCB Packaging
  • Jeremy Ries - Hawkeye Electric Hedco Board MemberJeremy RiesHawkeye Electric
  • Emily Upah - Alliant Energy Hedco Board MemberEmily UpahAlliant Energy
  • Joel Rochleau - Heritage Bank Hedco Board MemberJoel RochleauCollins Community Credit Union
  • Hassan Igram – Cedar Graphics Hedco Board MemberHassan IgramCedar Graphics
  • Bill Bennett – Mayor of Hiawatha Hedco Board MemberBill BennettMayor of Hiawatha
  • City of Hiawatha City Council Member Hedco Board MemberJerry MohwinkleHiawatha City Council Member
  • Kim Downs – Hiawatha City Manager Hedco Board MemberKim DownsHiawatha City Manager

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