Hiawatha is on the move and we are proud and thankful you are on this journey with us. The Hiawatha Economic Development Corporation (HEDCO) was established several years ago, to encourage businesses to locate in Hiawatha. Since that time, HEDCO has played an important role in supporting business and keeping companies informed about Hiawatha’s progress and objectives. We believe HEDCO can do more. The HEDCO Board encourages outreach, to talk with business owners, find the tools to be successful and work toward solutions on today’s challenges.

Aligned With Your Business

We have goals. Our achievements will be yours, too. Here are a few that have direct inpact:

Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Interviews

We want to hear directly from you. Hiawatha is home to more than 400 businesses. Our goal is to meet and serve each one of you.

Hiawatha Business Summits

Where everyone can learn new, cutting-edge approaches or hear about experiences that will benefit your business.

Uplift our Business Community and Increase our Workforce

The State of the City event provides updates on municipal and economic development and workforce progress.

We Invite You to Support HEDCO’s Work and the Business Community.

The yearly membership fees are:

Bronze Membership
$500 – Flat fee
$1000* – fee also includes two complementary tickets to State of the City and program mention
Gold Membership
$1500* – fee also includes four complimentary tickets to State of the City, program mentions, mention at event, in media releases and social media

*State of the City table sponsorships are separate.

Ready to Become a Member?

Contact us to learn more and engage in the Hiawatha Business Community.

Thank you for choosing Hiawatha as your home for business!

Liz Mathis:
HEDCO Coordinator