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Welcome to the Hastings Economic Development Corporation's website, a resource to help provide comprehensive and up-to-date information and links to the information you need regarding Hastings, Nebraska. If you can't find what you're looking for, go to the Contact tab above and send me an e-mail.

In Hastings, we are committed to those companies and individuals that are invested in our community. Proof of our commitment exists in the form of a brand new incentive and growth program developed by the City of Hastings, Hastings Utilities, and the Hastings Economic Development Corporation in 2011. The program, which went into effect January 1, 2012, has already helped to assist two local companies, Thermo King and Drake Tool and Design.

Because of our community's appreciation and concern for its existing industry, Hastings and the Hastings Economic Development Corporation have enjoyed a great deal of success with the recruitment of new industry and the introduction of new businesses to the community. In exploring our website, you will find that Hastings is a community well suited for industry. Our level of manufacturing employment is nearly twice the national average, our 50 mile labor pool is in excess of 100,000, and our community's utility infrastructure is built to meet the needs of industry now and well into the future. Moreover, with two colleges in our community, Hastings College and Central Community College, Hastings is well positioned to provide the level of educated and talented individuals necessary to drive the industry of tomorrow.

Testaments to Hastings' commitment to industry include three developed industrial parks, a brand new $650 million power plant, and a commitment of $5 million in incentive funding by Hastings Utilities to assist in economic development projects over the next five years. Perhaps the greatest evidence of Hastings' commitment to business and industry is the continued investment, growth, and expansion of those companies already doing business here. Want examples? Click on the Labor Stats tab to the left to learn about some of our local businesses, or just call us!

Thank you for visiting our site. For confidential assistance with your next move or expansion to Hastings, call the Hastings Economic Development Corporation at 402-461-8403.

Dave Rippe
Executive Director, HEDC