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About Indian Hills Regional Development

Indian Hills Regional Development Corporation (IHRD) is an IRS tax-exempt certified non-profit corporation organized in 1988. IHRD’s mission is to promote cooperative economic development efforts within Mahaska, Monroe and Wapello counties of Iowa with a focus on the Iowa BioProcessing Center located in Eddyville, Iowa.

As it becomes more apparent that a Midwest location can benefit manufacturers, especially in value-added agriculture, IHRD is ready to assist those companies interested in location in the tri-county area.

Our group is comprised of a number of industry and economic development professionals familiar with federal, state and local programs that can be used to assist new and existing employers. Many of our members are active in writing grant applications to assist new employers and have successfully applied for and received millions in grant and low interest loan funds.


Located near Eddyville, Iowa the Iowa Bioprocessing Center is a unique, multi-national partnership of leading bioprocessing companies. Eddyville is situated in the heart of southeast Iowa, with a regional population of over 65,000. Albia, Oskaloosa, and Ottumwa are the larger towns in the area, each of which has its unique characteristics and individual charm. Less than an hour drive on the scenic uncongested highway is the Des Moines Metro area (pop. 600,000), which boasts all the big-city amenities, markets and distribution networks.