Kossuth County Economic Development Corporation has provided both direct and indirect economic impact to meet the challenges of economic development and its relation to quality of life.

Endless hours of collaboration with local, regional and state entities will continue to provide the future with avenues of opportunities and success.


What Our Partners Say

“Our business involves working with dozens of economic development groups across the Midwest. The most successful programs work very diligently to maximize their limited resources for maximum results. Our experience shows us that a model for this maximizing is found in the Kossuth County Economic Development Corporation. We have been continually impressed with the dedication and drive of the organization to truly make a difference for their county. Their materials, presentation and attention to detail have made them a respected member of the economic development community.”
—Irv Jensen, Bob Henningsen, Smart Solutions Group

“I have had the opportunity to speak at two Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Breakfasts over the past 3 years and each time I am impressed by the vitality of this group of communities. The premise of my talk is always about the Quality of Life that we share, and too often take for granted, in the State of Iowa, and my optimistic call to action is always warmly received by this group of business leaders from these counties. I have given my presentation all around the state but it is the enthusiasm (and attendance!) that welcomes me in Kossuth Palo Alto that makes me look forward to every visit. Economic vitality, commitment, compassion and hard work are alive and well in Kossuth and Palo Alto Counties. My thanks go to Maureen Elbert and everyone who has dedicated themselves to making their communities and the state of Iowa shining examples of Quality of Life.”
- Gary Kroeger, Former actor/Current Creative Director, Mudd Advertising, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Community Feedback

“I believe that Kossuth County Economic Development Corporation is a valuable partner for businesses in Kossuth County and surrounding areas. They have been very helpful to our company when we needed help in any way.”
—Ken Banwart, CEO, Country Maid, Inc., West Bend, Iowa

"The KCEDC office has served as a tremendous catalyst to furthering efforts of the Kossuth county business community to make the many opportunities that exist here known to prospects. The efforts lead by the KCEDC have clearly placed Kossuth County on the 'radar screen' for many businesses and organizations looking for expansion and growth opportunities."
—Scott Curtis, Administrator/CEO, Kosssuth Regional Health Center, Algona

"I cannot say enough good for KCEDC in their work and tireless efforts in helping attract MGP to our area and Kossuth County. Maureen and her staff have always been available for any help and questions we have had for the City of Lakota. They also have had many good ideas and follow-up on their ideas! God Bless America and KCEDC."
—Loren Ehrich, Former Mayor, City of Lakota

"KCEDC is a good partner of Iowa Lakes Community College to have since our college mission is to provide quality lifelong learning and promote economic development in the communities we serve."
—Dr. Dave Nixon, Past Dean, Emmetsburg Campus, Iowa Lakes Community College