About Holdrege, Nebraska
If you were looking for someplace that embodied the kind of values America was built on – hard work, education, common sense, care for others – you wouldn’t have to look farther than Holdrege, Nebraska.
Located near the geographic midpoint of the country, Holdrege is one of those towns where all the downtown intersections are paved in brick. The churches near downtown – and there are many – are venerable and substantial, with traditional steeples and stained glass windows, many referencing having been founded in the 1880s or 90s. The trees are old and big – ash and maple and oak and elm – and the houses have spacious, well-kept lawns and generous, shady porches.
A community of about 5,600, Holdrege is the county seat of Phelps County and thus houses the County Courthouse in addition to a beautiful 1930s Post Office and City building as well as a whole collection of downtown commercial buildings with arched windows on the second story and fancy brickwork crenellations.
We are home to two significant manufacturers — BD, an international manufacturer and marketer of medical equipment and supplies (in Holdrege, the primary product is diabetic syringes); and Allmand Brothers, a worldwide exporter or construction equipment, including the company’s signature lightstands. We also have significant economic impact from healthcare, agriculture and related industries, professional services and retail.
The City provides all basic amenities, including police and fire protection, utilities, parks and recreation, streets and roads, and works with other entities to provide excellent schools, healthcare facilities, the library, performing arts center and other services.