Why Join?

BBDC is composed of a group of committed individuals dedicated to carrying out the mission statement of the organization. All members are guaranteed that their contribution plays a critical role in positive change.


We listen to the needs of our businesses and residents, then try to find creative solutions to grow.


All business is kept confidential. You will always receive quality customer service.


We assist with Site & Buildings, Financial Incentives, Marketing, Tourism, and Quality of Life enhancements.

“Maintain, Enhance, and Diversify the Economy of Box Butte County, Nebraska.”

Welcome!  Located at the gateway to the Sandhills of Nebraska, Box Butte County offers a unique blend of history, progressive industry, agriculture and people devoted to the betterment of their community.  Box Butte County (pop. 11,308) is home to the rural communities of Alliance (pop. 8,500), Berea (unincorporated), and Hemingford (pop. 806).

Alliance serves as the employment, retail, and healthcare hub for the Sandhills, we are blessed with a variety of community and economic development opportunities.  Conveniently located at the intersections of Nebraska Hwy 385 (Heartland Expressway), NE Hwy 2, and NE Hwy 87, as well as owning our own airport with direct flights to Denver (DIA), we can connect YOU to just about anywhere!

Hemingford has much to offer any small business person wanting to live remotely but be connected to the world!  100% Fiber operated, enjoy the peacefulness of the prairie and heavy agricultural influences out your back door.  The Good Life doesn’t get much better than this quaint small town.

Please take a few minutes to watch our video below.  We invite you to come live, work, or play here in Box Butte County.


Dedicated to serving you and all of Box Butte County.
Chelsie Herian

Chelsie Herian

Executive Director

I am here to connect you to what you need and assist with making your dream a reality. I consider myself highly motivated, versatile and skilled at building effective, productive, working relationships between individuals. I am an energetic self-starter with excellent organizational and creative skills.

Amity Palmer

Amity Palmer

Director of Tourism

Chart Your Course - Visit Alliance!

Melissa Van Galder

Melissa Van Galder

First Impressions Ambassador

I am your first point of contact and information officer.

Elizabeth Frtizler

Elizabeth Frtizler

Independent Contractor - Bands on the Bricks

Interested in being a vendor, sponsor, or just want more information regarding the concert series, she's your gal!

Chart Your Course - Visit Box Butte Co.

The Perfect Blend w/ BBDC

Monthly coffee's are held the second Tuesday of each month from 9:15 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Get in Touch

Chelsie Herian, BBDC Executive Director

Find us at the office

305 Box Butte Ave.
Alliance, NE 69301

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Mon - Thurs, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Fri 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mountain Time (Denver)

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