Economic Development Services

Headwaters RDC staff works cooperatively with economic development and community development partners throughout the region in the creation of new jobs by providing general planning guidance, technical assistance for specific projects and services to local units of government.

There is no single recipe for prosperity, however, for the region’s communities to compete in the global economy it must explicitly address the building blocks of the knowledge-based economy such as; technology, innovation, talent, supporting entrepreneurs, and developing a high quality of life.

The Headwaters RDC provides assistance to our communities in the form of creative thinking, strategy development, and effective approaches to help businesses, communities, and organizations achieve their development goals and prosper in a global economy.

Our services include:

Strategic planning, facilitation, financial packaging, grant writing, loan application preparation, market research, feasibility studies, proposal development, business financing assistance, loan fund administration, organizational development, and more.

For more information on Economic Development activities, contact:

Ryan Zemek HRDC economic development director

Ryan Zemek

Economic Development Director

Business Financing

The mission of the HRFC is to be a catalyst for business and economic development in the Headwaters Region. The HRFC accomplishes its mission by providing “gap” financing to new and expanding businesses and supporting and coordinating projects with private lenders and other economic development assistance providers.


The HRDC uses a variety of methods and partnerships to accomplish the goals of better housing for the residents in our Region.