Dawson Area Development provides all you need to thrive. We bring together advancing technology, natural resources and a traditional work ethic to drive economic development in all our communities.
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Dawson County thrives at the intersection of progress and a Midwestern work ethic. With equal focus on community and industrial development, we’re committed to maintaining the quality of life our communities are known for.
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We have the infrastructure and resources to make big things happen. Our skilled workforce provides a can-do attitude and genuine desire to support our continued growth.
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An Introduction to Dawson County

1501 Plum Creek Parkway, Suite 2B
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 217-0004

You have plans.
We’re your partner.

Let’s make those plans happen in Dawson County.


Nearly a third of the workforce in Dawson County is involved in manufacturing. If it can be assembled, fabricated or processed, the Dawson County workforce has the skills to get it accomplished. Our Dawson County Manufacturing Coalition works together to keep this industry sector growing strong.

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Fortune 500 companies are taking advantage of being in the heart of the supply chain. Frito Lay, Tyson Foods and Monsanto have operations in Dawson County because of the superior quality of the agricultural industry in central Nebraska.

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Situated along Interstate 80 and the 100th meridian, Dawson County is right in the center of it all. That’s like calling plays from the 50 yard line of the biggest field in the world. More than 80 percent of the U.S. is within a one day drive time.

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