Hastings, Nebraska provides a solid economic base where business and industry of every size and scope have a great chance to start, expand, and thrive. With two quality colleges in town - Hastings College and Central Community College - Hastings enjoys a talented and highly educated workforce. The size of the city enables workers to become involved in committees and organizations that can have a direct and noticeable impact upon quality of life for everyone.

Community leaders, and organizations like the Hastings Chamber of Commerce,  Hastings Economic Development Corporation, Business Improvement District, and Community Redevelopment Authority are actively involved in creating the best possible environment for business and industry. The city features three developed industrial parks, a new $650 million power plant, and a multi-million dollar incentive program through Hastings Utilities to foster economic development projects. Ongoing efforts also ensure adequate housing is available for workers, as well.

Access to quality healthcare and strong primary through post-secondary education, as well as a lively sports, culture, entertainment, and music scene make Hastings a great place to start up and settle in for many years to come.

We recognize that a city is only as strong as its economy, so the City of Hastings provides a wide variety of services to help business and industry achieve success.