Economic Development

Located near the geographic center of the United States, Hastings, Nebraska is in the middle of everywhere! Business and industry will find an excellent and educated workforce here, with a work ethic that rivals anywhere in the country.

The Hastings Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) exists to help current businesses find ways to grow, and persuade new ones to locate in Hastings. This creates wide-open opportunities to build our area's workforce, and strengthen the business environment for many years to come.

Since it was formed in 1973, HEDC has advanced Hastings by developing industrial parks, attracting major employers, assisting with business expansion projects, supporting small business and entrepreneurship, and bettering the community in a variety of ways.

HEDC assists with expansion and retention projects of businesses and industries of every size. We help to implement a community incentive program, as well as enhance infrastructure, create education opportunities, and promote available commercial and industrial sites within the community to prospective new businesses.

Membership in the HEDC allows you to take an active role in advocating for the growth and prosperity of Hastings. Memberships help to provide HEDC with essential private funds that allow Hastings to engage in development programs and activities beyond those that are publicly funded. Plus HEDC members enjoy many benefits that can positively impact their businesses.

For more information, visit the Hastings Economic Development Corporation website.