Become a Member

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member and supporting economic development in Hastings, Nebraska. You can print our membership brochure or application form, and submit via email or through the postal service. As a member of HEDC, you can help us carry out our primary goals:

Encourage the growth of existing business by:

  • Surveying businesses to identify needs.
  • Developing an active and involved membership base.
  • Building resources for industry sites and business development.

Develop and attract a talented workforce by:

  • Engaging in projects that attract and retain talented individuals.
  • Coordinating local internship programs.
  • Helping entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed.
  • Working to ensure the availability of adequate housing in Hastings.

Build Hastings' economic base by:

  • Promoting a climate that attracts new business.
  • Developing sites and buildings.
  • Helping recruit new business and industry.
  • Assisting with funding for incentive and financing programs.

By becoming a member of HEDC, you can play an active role in advocating for the growth and prosperity of Hastings. Your participation will help provide essential private funds that enable HEDC to engage in development projects and activities beyond those that are publicly funded.

Members of HEDC receive opportunities to:

  • Weigh in on economic development issues with fellow community and business leaders.
  • Attend workshops, seminars, and opportunities that can impact your profitability.
  • Receive regular EDC updates, that inform you of legislative actions and other developments that could impact your business.
  • Attend the HEDC Annual Meeting and other HEDC hosted functions throughout the year.
  • Increase your business's visibility by being listed on the HEDC website. Your business may also have the opportunity of being featured on our website or in other promotional material.

Strengthen YOUR voice for business growth in our community by becoming a member of HEDC. Download our member application to get started. If you have any questions, please contact us today!