Thank you for visiting the Box Butte Development Corporation website. Box Butte County is located in the heart of Western Nebraska where Hwy 385 and Hwy 2 intersect. We are considered the gateway to the beautiful Nebraska Sandhills which is thriving cattle country. The main industries in our communities are agriculture, manufacturing and transportation.
Production agriculture in Box Butte County includes dry land and irrigated crops, livestock, and some value-added processing. The main crops are wheat, corn, beans, potatoes, and sugar beets. Many farmers also raise millet and sunflowers for diversity and as feed for livestock. Did I mention we have an Airport!
Alliance, the county seat, is home to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad northern mechanical facility. We have three lines headed north, south and east out of here carrying mainly coal but some freight too. Hemingford is not far from Box Butte Reservoir which provides huge recreational opportunities year round and is home to our County Fair every August. Just this year, Hemingford became the 1st Leadership Certified Community in Western Nebraska per the NE Department of Economic Development. This shows the community is ready for expansion. Both communities have many amenities that you, your family and your business will enjoy.
BBDC is happy to assist you with your business or relocation needs. Whether it is finding a new site or building, learning about financial incentives available or moving to Box Butte County. Let us know how we can make your transition a smooth one.
Chelsie Herian, Executive Director