City Government

Progressive. Enterprising. Welcoming. Innovative. The city of Hiawatha, Iowa is focused on attracting and retaining a diversity of industries.

Our city government provides outstanding customer service and help every step of the way. In fact, some have said, "We think more like a business than a government entity." We're pleased by that. We're proud of our thriving community and excited to promote it to others. And the proof is in the numbers. Our town grew by more than 8% from 2000-2010. 2020 projected numbers continue to grow by 12 percent.

We offer an excellent incentive package to businesses who wish to build, expand, or relocate to Hiawatha. One of the ways we attract new development is through generous business incentives like tax increment financing (TIF) for those who qualify. Because we're quick and customer-focused, we can make TIF decisions in just a few short business days.

Hiawatha city officials work together as a team and share the same vision for economic development. We don't believe in red tape; we believe in transparency and open communication.

As a business considering Hiawatha, you'll appreciate our easy permitting process, as well as our convenient online services and payment processes. Hiawatha takes new construction to a new level. We help streamline your development, while looking for efficiencies to reduce the overall cost of your project. They're just a few of the ways we make doing business in Hiawatha a seamless process.

We want to forge partnerships and help you succeed. Contact HEDCO today. We'd love to give you a tour of our vibrant community, answer your questions, and explain why doing business in Hiawatha simply makes good financial sense.

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