HADC Assistance

Who We Are, What We Do

The Hartford Area Development Corporation (HADC), a nonprofit 501C4 organization has a longstanding commitment to economic development and growth in the Hartford area. The organization was formed in 1977 in cooperation with City of Hartford government who wanted to create a non-political entity to spur industrial and economic growth in the community.

Over the years it is estimated that the HADC in cooperation with City staff and other elected officials has recruited new businesses and supported the growth of existing businesses that resulted in the creation of thousands of jobs and more than 5.6 million square feet of new manufacturing space. This partnership has worked effectively to provide a strong economic base for the residents of Hartford and of Washington County.


The HADC can connect companies who want to locate in Hartford and those who are already here and want to expand with a variety of loan/financing options that are local, county and state funded. We can assist you in finding the “right fit”.

TIF Assistance

The HADC has collaborated with the City of Hartford to create Tax Incremental Financing districts to support development both in the community and the industrial parks. The City of Hartford has a proven track record of supporting business growth..


The HADC is actively involved in providing a quality workforce for the businesses located in Hartford. We have collaborative relationships with local school districts as well as Moraine Park Technical College and UW-Washington County. We are a founding member of the Washington County Workforce Alliance, a coalition of employers and educators whose mission is to provide a knowledgeable and sustainable pipeline of talent to support business growth in Washington County.

Site Selection

The HADC can assist you in finding the right site for your business. We have invested in buildable land in and around our industrial parks and can tailor a solution to meet your needs. This includes bringing utility hook-up’s to the site. Your only cost is connecting the utility lines to your building.