Hastings Offers Bid for Veterans Home



HASTINGS -- Hastings is offering more than $8 million as part of its bid to secure a new Nebraska veterans home, a state project that's expected to generate high-paying jobs and other economic benefits. Dave Rippe, director of the Hastings Economic Development Corporation, said Wednesday that the city's proposal to the state includes $4.6 million in direct cash funding, plus indirect benefits such as housing assistance for new employees and scholarship programs for workforce development. The city is also willing to deliver at least 45 acres of land to the north of the city, about 12 miles from Interstate 80. Hastings is competing with North Platte, Kearney and Grand Island, the current facility's longtime home. The $121 million project is expected to employ between 350 and 400 people full-time.

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