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David J. Heiar
Director

Phone: (563) 652-4549
Phone: (563) 599-1223
Fax: (563) 652-4446

Dave has over 35 years experience in City government in three Eastern  Iowa cities which includes Bellevue, Manchester, and Dubuque. He joined the Alliance in July of 2013.  His background includes downtown redevelopment, rural, and urban economic development including workforce development, existing industry services, business attraction, and new business development. Heiar is a Jackson County native. 

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Nicolas Hockenberry
Assistant Director

Phone: (563) 652-4549
Fax: (563) 652-4446

Nicolas Hockenberry joined the Jackson County Economic Alliance as the Office Manager/Economic Development Specialist in September 2014. Prior to that, he worked as an Office Manager at Horizons a Family Service Alliance. At the JCEA, Nicolas' responsibilities include managing daily operations, website and social media content, and marketing support.

Nicolas is a graduate of the University of Iowa, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology with a focus on cultural systems studies and public policy. He has experience engaging diverse communities. Nicolas is the founder of Climb On - an environmental education and rock climbing nonprofit serving the eastern Iowa community - and has served as a youth and community outreach co-chair to various civic groups. 

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There are countless ways to enjoy yourself as a visitor to Maquoketa. Besides the breathtaking beauty of Maquoketa's mysterious caves, unique land formations and winding waterways, Maquoketa boasts an abundance of area attractions sure to delight any tourist.


Photos throughout the JCEA Website are courtesy of David Namanny, Bellevue Herald Leader, The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, The Maquoketa Chamber of Commerce, and Patti Hoffman, who represents Preston Growth and Development and The Preston Times.