Business Resources

City of Lexington Economic Development

The City of Lexington is committed to work with businesses to produce long-lasting relationships with long-lasting benefits.


Lexington’s diverse cultural makeup, strong work ethic, educated work force, and innovative leadership make it an excellent location for your company to grow and profit into the future. Please contact us to learn more about our outstanding business attributes including a high-quality, available labor force, outstanding transportation avenues, reliable and low-cost utilities, and incentives to locate your business in Nebraska. 

The basic economic activities of Lexington include manufacturing, retailing, meat processing, aquaculture, alfalfa dehydrating, cattle feeding, farming, ranching, and ethanol production. Tourism, enhanced by Lexington’s close proximity to Interstate 80 and the adjacent recreation areas at Johnson Lake, contributes to the area’s economic growth. There are more than 375 retail and 21 wholesale firms serving the needs of the community.

Lexington, the county seat of Dawson County, is located in south central Nebraska in the Platte River Valley. Transportation needs are served by U.S. Highways 30 and 283. Interstate 80 abuts the city to the south and the Union Pacific Railroad dissects the city with three main line rails connected to a nation-wide network. Coupled with Nebraska’s central location, many area firms take advantage of national shipping opportunities.

Contact us or visit our website for information on available sites, available buildings, our economic development program, our workforce housing program, and our TIF program.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Demographic/Census Data

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers
  • Real Estate Finance

Office, Incubator, Accelerator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Site Location

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance
  • Revitalization

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing an Existing Business

Starting a Business

  • Site Location
Contact Information
Dennis Burnside
406 E 7th Street
Lexington, NE 68850