Why Hawley? 148 Companies Already Call Us "Home"  

Growing Community

Solid Workforce

Progressive, Business-Minded Government

Tax Incentives for Businesses 

  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and other incentives

Reasonable Permit Fees

High Speed Internet

  • Two current options with more on the way

Shovel Ready Commercial and Industrial Lots Available

  • Wide streets, curb and gutter, utilities and infrastructure Installed

Reliable City Snow Removal Services

Our Own Utilities

  • Municipal Electric Utility Advantages
    • We provide services at no additional cost to the business
    • Huge advantage over using rural  cooperatives that charge by the foot for lines installed
    • More dependable electrical service as City has 97% underground utility lines
    • Conservation Improvement Rebates on certain installed energy efficient items
    • Competitive and Stable rates
  • Municipal Natural Gas Utility
    • Provide services at very little cost to the business
    • Competitive and Stable rates
  • City Water 
    • Meets or exceeds all state testing standards
    • Have high-volume water needs? Hawley is a great option for you. 
  • City Sanitary Sewer
    • All City Systems updated & in place (water tower, wells, sewer ponds) to allow for growth
  • City Garbage Collection
  • Police Protection
    • Five Full-Time Officers dedicated to enforce the law within City Limits
  • Fire Protection
    • Lower Insurance Costs (Good ISO rating & proximity to a fire hydrant)

Great Access!

  • Easy On/Off of MN Highway 10
  • Just 25 Minutes to Fargo & Hector International Airport
  • Just 18 Minutes to I-29
  • Just 23 Minutes to I-94

NO Flooding Problems

Local Cable TV

  • Available through Arvig Communications

Strong & Growing School

Strong & Growing Church Congregations

Strong & Growing Service Groups

Strong Housing Market 

New Home Incentives Available

  • 38 Housing Lots Available to Build

Strong Local Developer Investment

  • Investments made to open up our Housing, Commercial, and Industrial Lots


Shovel Ready Lots Available!

  • All of these are ready-to-build, in great locations. They are serviced with 10-ton streets and have water, sewer, electricity and natural gas. 
    • Jetvig Addition: (Just south of Highway 10) 218-483-4894 
      • Currently hosts Subway, Hawley Liquors, AmericInn and Jimmy's Pizza
    • Petermann's 1st Business Addition: (Just north of Highway 10) 218-483-3302
      • Currently hosts Tony's Super Valu, Wright Funeral Home, UAS, and Great North Properties (apartments)


The Western Minnesota Small Business Development Center

(A GREAT Resource for Starting or Growing Your New Business in Hawley!) 


How do I get assistance from the WC MN SBDC? 

You can receive no-cost consulting services with the WC MN SBDC by first registering for services through a secure Minnesota SBDC website. Once you have completed your registration your request will be reviewed by their center and a consultant will be assigned to you based on your specific needs.

What happens when I meet with a consultant? 

Each consultant meeting is individualized based on your needs. Typically at your first meeting you will discuss your business and history. Whether it’s just an idea you have or a business you have been running for 30 years, the SBDC can assist you in the next stage.  They'll ask questions about your business, discuss your goals and objectives as well as risks and opportunities. Your consultant will provide tools to assess your situation based on the needs of your individual business. 

Where is the WC MN SBDC? 

The West Central Minnesota Small Business Development Center is hosted by Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. Their offices can be found on the top floor of the Offutt School of Business located in the Grant Center.

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We're happy to help! Contact us at CloserInHawley@gmail.com or call Lee at 701-306-4497