Hawley Supports Startups & Entrepreneurs

10 Great Reasons to Start or Grow Your Business in Hawley

1. City Services

Often, city utilities are critical to your operation. Hawley does all of these well. Reliable electric, water, sewer and gas utilities at affordable prices. We have two sources of high-speed internet to keep you moving. 

2. Location 

Hawley is just 30 minutes away from Fargo's Hector International Airport and US Interstates 29 & 94. Hawley is conveniently located on MN Highway 10 and just 20 minutes from regional hubs Fargo, North Dakota and Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. 

3. Workforce

Our region features a diverse, skilled workforce. Hawley is less than an hour away from 12 colleges and trade schools, and our proximity to Fargo-Moorhead and Detroit Lakes makes for an easy commute. 

4. Progressive City Government 

Hawley is growing and will continue to grow thanks to new family-friendly and business-friendly initiatives and a renewed focus on economic development. TIF and other incentives are available. 

5. Shovel-Ready Commercial and Industrial Lots Available

Ready to build? Hawley has lots available of all sizes and in convenient locations. 

6. Dozens of Local Business Success Stories 

Hawley is home to many local and national businesses, all performing well and growing. We'd love to share examples or have you take a tour someday soon. 

7. Great Support from the West Central Minnesota Small Business Development Center

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 and a consultant will be assigned to you based on your specific needs. They're a great resource for financing questions and Minnesota-focused advice. 

8. Local Developers Excited to Help You Get Started

Local developers have invested in our community to open up our Housing, Commercial, and Industrial Lots. 

9. Everything Is Closer In Hawley

Everything is closer in Hawley. Closer schools. Closer families. Closer golf, lakes, recreation and outdoor sports. Closer lakes. Closer commutes. Closer walks no matter where you're going. Hawley is a safe community and a great place to live while you make your career dreams come true. 

Questions? Email us at CloserInHawley@gmail.com or call Lee at 701-306-4497.