Maquoketa mayor and Chairperson of the Jackson County Economic Alliance (JCEA), Don Schwenker, announced the promotion of Nicolas Hockenberry as the new economic development director for the JCEA effective July 1, 2018.
Hockenberry has been at the JCEA for the past 4 years serving as Economic Development Specialist and Assistant Director. At the JCEA his experience includes business attraction, retention and site assistance; downtown and community development efforts; public speaking and media interaction; and, facilitating partnerships between civic groups and public service agencies.
Hockenberry replaces David Heiar, who will continue at the JCEA as Senior Advisor and Community Coach.
The Jackson County Economic Alliance is a private nonprofit focused on enhancing and promoting the economic condition of Jackson County through business development, workforce development, and community development.