Buffalo County: Greater Nebraska’s Fastest Growing Community

Founded in 1986, the Development Council for Buffalo County ("the Development Council") mission is to facilitate desirable economic growth and viable development. Since its inception, the Development Council has assisted in the retention and creation of thousands of jobs, resulting in the investment of billions of dollars and a quality of life that rivals that of any rural community in the Midwest.

Buffalo County, Nebraska is at the geographic center of the United States, midway between San Francisco and Boston. Shovel-ready sites in our central location offer convenient access to I-80, agricultural crops, and raw materials. Businesses choosing to grow here benefit from our location and growing workforce. Buffalo County has one of the lowest median ages in Nebraska with youth moving here to attend the University of Nebraska-Kearney and Central Community College, then staying to work and raise a family.

We’re the perfect size rural community with 2 colleges, 2 hospitals and University Medical Center, top-rated schools, an abundance of parks, canals for kayaking, a community orchestra, and 9 museums. Families are moving to Kearney in large numbers, both to work for companies and to start them. With incentives available through the Development Council and imagiNE Nebraska, there are financial benefits to doing so, in addition to the support offered by Nebraska BDC and the University of Nebraska. The Development Council is here to support you and your business whether you are looking at Buffalo County for the first time or have been here for decades. Contact us to discover what we can do for you.