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The retail trade area includes all or part of 15 counties, extending south well into Kansas (as far as Interstate 70) as well as large areas to the east and west. To the north, Hastings Nebraska trade area is divided with Grand Island, and to some extent, with Kearney.

Retail Sales (in millions)

Year 

Sales Amount 

1994 

$236.2

1995

$242.0

1996

$243.8

1997

$250.0

1998

$261.4

1999

$264.0

2000

$266.1

2001

$265.1

2002

$259.0

2003

$263.0

2004

$286.5

2005

$309.2

2006 

$312.3