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.



Thank you...
3 Little Birds Health & Healing House

3 Little Birds Health & Healing House

Bob & Johnna Wood

"Opportunity for growth in business must rely on resources, investment, and commitment. Working with Box Butte Development Corporation-LB840 Program offered our business all three of these qualities. We have great respect for the LB840 Program and the Board for giving us the growth opportunity by being committed to investing in community and our business with resources to allow for the projects needed to provide safe and accessible entrance for all at the Healing House."

Carter's Home Hardware & Appliance

Carter's Home Hardware & Appliance

Greg Carter

"We quadrupled the size of our business and nearly tripled our inventory. It was a project that was daunting at best. BBDC was instrumental in making that transition easier for us, Chelsie held our hands through much of it and was a vital support when it came to LB 840. She walked me through the application process and was there for us from beginning to end. She and BBDC are very valuable to this county and are especially to Lisa and I."

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express

Mike Works, Developer

"As a hotel developer that has developed all around the State of Nebraska, I can easily say that Chelsie Herian and her team at Box Butte Development Corporation were as wonderful to work with as any economic development team we have encountered. Chelsie went out of her way to make sure that we made contact with the decision makers in the community and to keep us up to date on important happenings in Alliance. Chelsie and BBDC are a testament to the City of Alliance and Box Butte County."

Scooter's Coffee

Scooter's Coffee

Gary Rimington, President 1Dash5 Enterprises

"We worked closely with the Box Butte Development Corporation when our company was considering a retail business location in Alliance. The staff was very helpful and professional. We ultimately chose to expand our operation in the community. The assistance we received from BBDC was a major factor in making that decision."

Get in Touch

Chelsie Herian, BBDC Executive Director

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305 Box Butte Ave.
Alliance, NE 69301

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