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Community and Economic Development Department

The Community and Economic Development Department of the City of Hawarden is the regional resource partner for businesses in the City of Hawarden and southwest Sioux County, Iowa.


The City of Hawarden is committed to community and economic development. Whether you are starting a new business, expanding a current business, or relocating a business to Hawarden; I encourage you to contact our office so that we may assist you through the process and help your investment become successful. Discover what Hawarden’s Community and Economic Development Department has to offer. Browse our various web pages to find information on such wide ranging topics as: Available Sites and Buildings Demographics Entrepreneurial Assistance Incentives Major Employers Transportation and Logistics Workforce We look forward to talking to you soon.

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources

Technical Assistance

  • Website Development

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information & Assistance


  • Web Site Development

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing an Existing Business

Starting a Business

  • Business Research
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling

Business Planning

  • Census Data
  • Market Plan Development

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Community Involvement
  • Issues Related to the Geographic Location of a Business
  • Small Business Issues
  • Women’s Business Issues

Economic and Site Development

  • Consulting
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • State Tax Credits and Assistance

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Assistance in Finding Debt Funding
  • Assistance in Finding Equity Funding
  • Assistance in Finding Government Funding
  • Consulting
  • Loan Packaging
  • Loan Providers
  • Tax Credit Assistance


  • Business Plan
  • Home-Based Business
  • Pre-Business Planning
  • Topics Related to Developing & Maintaining a Small Business
  • Financial Resources for Non-Retail Business

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Energy Issues
Primary Contact
Larry Cope
1150 Central Ave
Hawarden, IA 51023