Our purpose is to further economic development in Hiawatha and the surrounding area, as well as promote and assist in the growth and development of business and industry, including small business concerns and all industries. The objective of this corporation is to benefit the community as a whole, and is measured by increased employment, payroll, business volume and corresponding factors.
Hiawatha is a progressive community that welcomes new business and industry. As the county seat of Brown County, Hiawatha is the center of commerce and industry for a large region of Northeast Kansas. We are situated at the crossroads of commerce in the center of our nation. Highways 36 and 73 converge in Hiawatha; Highway 75 is minutes away; and Interstates 29 and 70 are easily accessible.
Cities such as Topeka, Kansas; Kansas City and St. Joseph, Missouri; and Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska are within easy driving distance. Residents enjoy living in this community. We are proud of our strong work ethic and unparalleled quality of life. Many from surrounding communities drive to Hiawatha for good jobs.
It's an exciting time at the Hiawatha Foundation for Economic Development. Join other businesses, individuals and organizations in our community to Grow with Hiawatha. If interested in becoming a member please click here or contact us!