Welcome to Hastings!
Welcome to the Hastings Economic Development Corporation's website, a starting point for your discovery of our community's wide-open opportunities.
In Hastings, we are committed to talented people and quality businesses. This commitment is demonstrated through our active participation in the growth of existing business and industry, our work in the development, attraction, and retention of an educated and talented workforce, and our efforts to attract new companies to Hastings.
A strong appreciation for Hastings' existing employers has allowed HEDC to actively recruit new businesses and industry to the community. Hastings boasts:
- Ample higher education opportunities through Hastings College and
Central Community College, providing the talented workforce necessary to drive future industry
- Manufacturing employment that is nearly twice the national average, with nationally recognized employers
- A 50-mile labor pool that exceeds 100,000 people
- An advanced utility infrastructure built to serve future industry
Hastings' dedication to industry is evident, with three developed industrial parks, a brand new $650 million power plant, and a commitment of $5.5 million in incentive funding by Hastings Utilities to assist in economic development projects that grow our city.
Perhaps the best evidence of Hastings' wide-open commitment to business and industry is the continued investment, growth, and expansion of those companies already doing business here. Check out our Workforce page to learn about some of our local businesses, our Success Stories page to see how we back up our claims, or just give us a call.
Hastings Economic Development Corporation
Need help with your business relocation or expansion?
Call us at 402-461-8403 or email .