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Helping traffic flow on Boyson Road Off-Ramp

Posted on: July 27th, 2017 by | No Comments

The Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) has announced it will begin a new project to help traffic flow in Hiawatha. Beginning this summer, the IDOT let the widening project for the northbound Boyson Road off-ramp on July 18th, to allow …Read More

After 25 years in the making, Hiawatha’s Tower Terraces Road Interchange becomes reality

Posted on: June 30th, 2017 by | No Comments

Construction of a new interchange on I-380 for Tower Terrace Road in Hiawatha has been officially approved by the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT). Construction is set to begin in 2022.  This news comes as a relief to many Hiawatha residents, …Read More

The Village Center at Center Point Road and Emmons Street

Posted on: May 10th, 2017 by | No Comments

The Village Center concept began with a group of business owners in 2003 to create a “there” in Hiawatha. However, that concept needed to start with the realignment of the Center Point Road/Emmons Street/Robins Road intersection. The intersection was unsafe and the …Read More

WLC Spotlight – Newell Machinery Company

Posted on: April 26th, 2017 by | No Comments

Time and time again Workplace Learning Connection hears from our economic development groups about the importance of future workforce development and the creation of a pipeline. Through the collaborative efforts of Linn County business partners, WLC is proud to have …Read More

Presentations, Inc./Arreya of Hiawatha Named Technology Finalist

Posted on: March 6th, 2017 by | No Comments

The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI), the statewide voice for Iowa’s technology industry, and the LWBJ names Presentations, Inc./Arreya of Hiawatha as one of their 12th Annual LWBJ Prometheus Awards finalist. Presentations, Inc./Arreya are nominated as one of the top …Read More

Hiawatha is the #1 Best City to Retire to in Iowa

Posted on: March 1st, 2017 by | No Comments

SmartAsset, a financial technology company, recently released its third annual study on the Best Places to Retire. The study rates cities by their tax friendliness, recreational and social opportunities for seniors, and availability of medical care. According to the study, …Read More

Hosting RAGBRAI Comes With a Host of Economic Advantages

Posted on: July 8th, 2015 by | No Comments

From Madison to Mumbai and Dallas to Dublin, people love RAGBRAI, the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa. Each year, cyclists from around the globe arrive in Iowa for a seven-day journey across the state and a celebration of …Read More

Tax Incentives in Iowa Like TIF Allow Business to Thrive

Posted on: February 6th, 2015 by | No Comments

You’ve probably heard of Tax Increment Financing (TIF). But do you understand what it is and how it benefits the Hiawatha community? TIF is a method of financing public funds used for private development projects. Businesses who apply for and receive …Read More

Iowa Small Business Employers Post Gains

Posted on: October 22nd, 2014 by | No Comments

It’s been a month of good news for both Iowa employers and employees. To meet increased market demands, small business owners throughout the state hired additional workers.   Iowa small business employment grew .03 percent, according to a recent index …Read More

Iowa Businesses Can’t Believe it, First Property Tax Relief in Decades

Posted on: October 2nd, 2014 by | No Comments

  Iowa business owners had good reason to celebrate this week. For the first time in 30 years, businesses across the state received property tax relief to the tune of 127.3 million.   Iowa legislators approved a five percent rollback …Read More