Why Join?

BBDC is composed of a group of committed individuals dedicated to carrying out the mission of the organization. All members are guaranteed that their contribution plays a critical role in positive change. Engaging with BBDC is an investment in the future of your business and the entire county. We join together to lock in the competitive advantage of the region for those of us who live here now, and those to come.


BBDC connects members with resources and support for expansion. We find partnership opportunities, links with financial, education, and workforce resources, and market expansion channels. Members build strong economic vitality through the organization that markets the competitive advantages of the county to all audiences.


BBDC is the only organization focused solely on economic development for Box Butte County. In strong economic times, it’s an “insurance policy” against the day when things are not so good. In weak economic times, it’s an investment in business expansion and growth activities that stimulate the local economy.


Members help grow and retain jobs in the region through industry-driven skills development programs and dynamic partnerships among the region’s top education providers.


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.



BBDC Annual Membership Meeting & Awards: Tuesday, November 9th 9:15 a.m. - 10 a.m. @ BBDC Office - 502 Box Butte (RSVP by 11/2)

Get in Touch

Chelsie Herian, BBDC Executive Director

Find us at the office

502 Box Butte Ave.
Alliance, NE 69301

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Monday - Friday
(Tuesday's - office in Hemingford)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mountain Time (Denver)

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