A High Quality Workforce.
One of Hiawatha's, along with our surrounding counties, most valuable assets is its high quality workforce. The knowledge, skills and work ethic of its labor force is a tremendous advantage to employers and businesses in the area. Employers benefit from the highly productive and dedicated individuals who exemplify the work ethic of the Midwest.
Hiawatha benefits from our Linn County and bordering county's population of more than 445,000 people, within a 45-minute commuting radius, setting the stage for a large and diverse pool of available labor.
Major manufacturers or other large employers in community: as of 2011
REM Iowa, Inc.
J & A Printing, Inc.
Cedar Rapids Community School District
Fisher Printers, Inc.
Crystal Group Inc.
St. Luke's Hiawatha Campus
Hourly Wage Rates for persons living or working in Linn County
Clerk, General Office
Printing Machine Operators
Material Moving Equipment Operators
Hand Packers & Packagers
Industrial Machinery Mechanic
Truck Driver (Light)
Truck Driver (Heavy)
Annual Average for: 2010
Learn more about business in Hiawatha on the HEDCO website.
A list of all businesses within the City of Hiawatha.
Economic development application and policy forms.
Contact information for Economic Development staff.
View this helpful brochure to learn a bit more about the great opportunities awaiting you in Hiawatha.
Learn more about Hiawatha Studies & Reports and Planned Unit Developments