Welcome to Hastings!

Welcome to the Hastings Economic Development Corporation's website, a starting point for your discovery of our community's 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 $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' 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.