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Starting or Growing a Business in Hastings/Adams County 

Hastings Economic Development Corporation exists to assist new and existing businesses establish and/or expand their operations in the Hastings Nebraska/Adams County area.

Among the nearly 100 new business start-up operations we have assisted are:
1. Chief Ethanol Fuels - Ethanol
2. Ag Processing, Inc.  -  Ethanol
3. Nebraska Aluminum Castings - Aluminum castings
4. Menard, Inc. - Home Improvement Store
5. Centennial Plastics - Polyethylene Pipe
HEDC has assisted over 125 existing businesses expand their operations in the Hastings/Adams County area by offering: 
1. A speculative building program
2. Available building and location searches
3. Site selection and Industrial park development
4. Demographic, labor, utility rates, state and local tax and other pertinent data research
5. Financial packaging with knowledge of local, state and federal incentives and resources

In addition, in efforts to grow the Hastings/Adams County economy, Hastings Economic Development Corporation provides the following functions:
1. Answers thousands of general questions regarding economic and demographic conditions in the area
2. Holds discussions on the merits of Hastings and Adams County for business and manufacturing. Meets with clients for potential investment
3. Completes hundreds of surveys and proposal requests for relocating/expanding businesses
4. Responds to thousands of marketing leads
5. HEDC has been involved in the creation of over 3,500 new jobs and the capital investment of over $550,000,000 adding to the tax base of our city, county and school districts.