DI Mission & Meetings


  • Develop Iosco promotes economic development in and around Iosco County in the State of Michigan through facilitating various efforts that focus on regional assets, quality of life and education opportunities that stimulate economic growth and  stable communities.
  • We meet on the second Thursday of each month at 8:30 AM.  We rotate our meetings between Tawas, Hale and Oscoda.  

DI Agenda and Goals


  • Develop Iosco is actively involved in improving broadband communications systems through partnership with government, communities, business and service providers.
  • DI produces Showcase Iosco, an exposition featuring a broad collection of business and service entities that support business growth in Iosco County.  The goal of this one day event is to educate and appreciate the region.
  • DI provides focused speakers throughout the year, with topics ranging from what our governments are doing for Iosco county, to informative panel discussions on technology, energy and business development.
  • Develop Iosco has developed a useful collection of data, called The Toolkit, to be used to make informed business decisions, include in business planning, and assist business and entrepreneurs navigate the various entities needed to develop or grow business in Iosco County.
  • Develop Iosco continues to evolve, planning future programs that focus on staffing solutions, entrepreneurial mentorship, and incubator business opportunities.

Iosco County


  • Iosco County is located in the heart of Lake Huron’s “Sunrise Side”.  The county is made up of the municipalities of Hale, Whittemore, Oscoda, Tawas City and East Tawas.  Iosco County is mostly rural, offering small-town living balanced with 21st century amenities.
  • Surrounded by natural beauty, outdoor sports, wildlife, water, and clean air...Iosco County is a place to visit, a region to live healthy active lives, and a perfect destination to locate and grow business.
  • Businesses and Residents boast they work and live where the rest of the world vacations.