Howard County Economic Development

Howard County Economic Development

Howard County Economic Development (HCED) is a division of the umbrella organization Howard County Business & Tourism in Howard County, Iowa.

HCED was established to promote and coordinate economic growth and enhance the quality of life of the residents of Howard County, Iowa.

Our office is located in the Cresco Welcome Center
101 2nd Ave SW, Cresco IA 52136

HCED Board                                                                                       
Pat Murray, Board of Supervisors
Pam Wendel, City of Chester
Amy Bouska, City of Cresco
Bart Wilson, Chamber/CIDC
Shannon Gebel, City of Elma
Shelly Hove, MiEnergy Cooperative (1st Vice President)
Donna Thomas, Cresco Bank & Trust (Treasurer)
Ted Ihns, Howard-Winn CSD
Sue Barnes, Iowa State Extension (2nd Vice President)
Jordan Guyer, City of Lime Springs/CUSB Bank
Alison Holten, NICC (Past President)
Adam Polashek, City of Protivin
Elaine Govern, City of Riceville
Robin Schluter, Regional Health Services of Howard County (President)
Jane Tibbals, City of Lime Springs
Mark Meirick, City of Protivin

Jason Passmore, Executive Director
Spiff Slifka, Development Coordinator
Hillary Zidlicky, Event Coordinator