Hiawatha Intersection

Starting A Business

Business Resources

As you start a business in Iowa and continue to grow, area business and marketing professionals can help you prepare and tackle any obstacles or market challenges. The Hiawatha area is also rich with opportunities to help your employees gain new skills and advance professionally. Below are several business resources in Hiawatha and the surrounding area.

Factors for Choosing Your Business

Your Market
Are you selling locally, regionally, nationally, online? Will you rely on your local community to buy your products or services? Will you require regular transportation of products (by roadway, air, or rail)?
Proximity to Suppliers
If regular access to your suppliers is important, will the distance and frequency of travel costs be important to your profitability and location choice?
The Competition
Are there competitors in the area that could reduce your chance of profits? Are there services in the area that could complement what you are selling?
Financing a business, especially a new company, often takes the support of others. Grants and loans may be available through the state as well as community utilities like Alliant Energy and MidAmerican Energy. Local and state tax breaks may also be available to your business. See what’s offered in Hiawatha.
Planning for Future Expansion
What building and infrastructure requirements will you need for your business to start? If your business meets its goals, what spatial and infrastructure needs will be required to support continued growth?

Available Properties

Already in love with Hiawatha? We don’t blame you! If you’re ready to start browsing available locations, View Properties now. Here, you can access a map showing a variety of Hiawatha commercial sites that are currently available. If you are looking to build your own facility, we encourage you to talk to one of our Commercial Development Partners about your vision. These partners have done outstanding work in the community and earned our trust. Site selection may be the most important factor in starting a business. Consider Hiawatha, Iowa, for its ideal Midwestern location. Hiawatha makes it so easy to be successful.