Economic Development

Why Seward County?

Seward County is an ideal place for businesses to grow and thrive.

Businesses will find that Seward County offers plenty of available land, the largest industrial rail site in the state, major highways, and a nearby Interstate system for logistical ease. The county provides an excellent opportunity for workforce recruitment and supports a diverse economy of many sizes of companies and types of industries.

Business leaders will find Seward County to be welcoming of their ideas for growth. The county leadership consists of progressive, independent thinkers with a good reputation for getting things done. Local banks are strong supporters and public and private entities work well together to promote business growth.

Employees of the companies who choose to locate in Seward County enjoy a quality of life with many benefits. People have a sense of community pride enjoying nearby recreation and trails, small town atmosphere, and great health care providers.  Parents will appreciate the good educational system, safe place to raise children, and nearby colleges.

Why would you want to work, live and play in Seward County? Explore our towns by visiting:
In February 2013, Seward earned Nebraska Economic Development Certified Community status!

From the Nebraska Department of Economic Development press release:


February 4, 2013 (LINCOLN, NEB.) — Seward has become the 37th community to earn the designation of Nebraska Economic Development Certified Community from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and Nebraska Diplomats.

“The City of Seward and Seward County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) both have worked extremely diligently to finally achieve this coveted economic development designation,” said Seward Mayor Joshua Eickmeier. “Becoming a certified economic development community is important because it demonstrates our commitment to the future success of Seward and the surrounding communities.”

“The process to become a certified economic development community has assisted the City of Seward, the SCEDC and its economic development partners in being more competitive locally, nationally and globally,” said Jonathan Jank, Executive Director for SCEDC. “It has helped strengthen our county-wide economic development efforts by identifying and bringing together our key stakeholders, assets and infrastructure. This important organizational effort will contribute to our long-term economic development success,” said Jank.

“We are excited to welcome Seward to our growing ‘family’ of Economic Development Certified Communities,” said Nebraska Diplomats President Edy Patterson. “Seward’s due diligence is extremely evident and its commitment to strengthening and growing a healthy regional economy through many dynamic partnerships and projects is an example we definitely want to replicate in every Nebraska community.”