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Connecting businesses and communities with resources for success.

Calhoun County Economic Development Corporation provides assistance to existing businesses and industries, prospective businesses and industries, entrepreneurs, local chamber/development organizations, city offices, and non-profit organizations in Calhoun County.

CCEDC has also formed a close working relationship with neighboring counties and many area organizations within the region to enhance the development potential of Northwest Iowa and can serve as a local link for most local, state, and federal assistance programs.

Board of Directors

CCEDC is governed by a board of directors representing various communities and businesses in Calhoun County.

CCEDC Executive Director: Theresa Hildreth

Meet CCEDC’s Executive Director, Theresa Hildreth

Theresa Hildreth became Executive Director for Calhoun County Economic Development Corp. in Jun​e of 2023. Before joining CCEDC, Hildreth worked in business marketing, healthcare marketing, county government, state government, coaching, community development and special event execution. In addition, she has served as a clerk in the Iowa Senate during the past ten legislative sessions.

Hildreth grew up in O’Brien County, Iowa, on a farm outside of Gaza. After graduating from Sutherland High School, she later continued her education as a non-traditional student at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, where she earned an associate degree in mass communications. She and her husband, Tom, a Calhoun County native, have lived and worked in Calhoun County since 1987. The Hildreth family owns and operates a 70-year small business in Rockwell City. Hildreth and her husband have four children and 12 grandchildren.