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.
- Keaton Hildreth – President, representing Calhoun County Electric Cooperative Association
- Brandon Lynch– Vice President, representing MidAmerican Energy Company
- Ann Gemberling – Secretary, representing Lohrville
- Linda Schmitt – Treasurer, representing Lohrville
- Carl Legore – representing Calhoun County Board of Supervisors
- Tyler Holm – representing Lake City
- Paul Kail – representing Farnhamville
- Pat Moore – representing Jolley/Twin Lakes
- Adam Ramthun – representing Manson
- Lonnie Nimke - representing Manson
- Kelly Smidt – representing Rockwell City
- Cindy Loots - representing Pomeroy
Meet CCEDC’s Executive Director, Theresa Hildreth
Theresa Hildreth became Executive Director for Calhoun County Economic Development Corp. in June 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 nine 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 68-year small business in Rockwell City. Hildreth and her husband have four children and 12 grandchildren.