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Smart sensors and digital process controls are poised to exponentially improve the efficiency of U.S. advanced manufacturing. New technologies and business models have the heavy/discrete manufacturing...
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Posted on Dec 26, 2017
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The unemployment rate in York County was extremely low in September, according to the Nebraska Department of Labor. The unemployment rate here was only 2.2 percent. The...
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Posted on Dec 25, 2017
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Leif opens Triple Crown Boutique on south side of the square When Ellyn Leif graduated from York High School in 2008 she went on to cosmetology...
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Posted on Dec 24, 2017
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Financials provided regarding year at ballfield complex Each year, Cheree Folts, director of York Parks and Recreation, makes an annual report to the council regarding activities,...
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Posted on Dec 23, 2017
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The city of Beatrice and an area company were recognized for their achievements by the Nebraska Diplomats on Nov. 2. The group held its Southeast Regional...
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Posted on Dec 22, 2017
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A Beatrice manufacturer was one of two companies recognized at the state level by the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Exmark was named the Large...
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Posted on Dec 21, 2017
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Corn and soybean yields continue to exceed farmers’ expectations across the Midwest, suggesting USDA estimates may have been closer than many had thought. Prices continue to...
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Posted on Dec 20, 2017
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Exmark has been awarded a national cooperative contract by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) to be a vendor of professional landscape maintenance equipment, attachments...
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Posted on Dec 19, 2017
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Cecil Bennett was not on the recent Nebraska Manufacturing Day tour in Falls City, but his garage door was open Friday and his 90-year-old hands...
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Posted on Dec 16, 2017
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 The Falls City Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the city’s newest, artist-owned gallery. The Falls City Area Artist Association had a decision to...
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Posted on Dec 15, 2017
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The contributions of the Hotel Pawnee to the city's economic growth are many. But some believe the writing was on the wall after Union Pacific stopped...
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Posted on Dec 14, 2017
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When it comes to maintaining a happy, productive workplace, employees’ good health and well-being are widely understood to be key factors. That’s why the Fillmore County...
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Posted on Dec 13, 2017
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  The fourth annual Hour of Code kicked off National Computer Science Education Week in Lincoln. More than 800 people gathered for a morning of learning...
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Posted on Dec 13, 2017
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Seward County has seen an increase of people who want to move to the area. On a county-wide scale, Planning and Zoning Superintendent Becky Paulsen said...
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Posted on Dec 12, 2017
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Seward County is not the only entity celebrating an anniversary this year. The county and city of Seward celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2017. These businesses...
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Posted on Dec 11, 2017
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The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce made its pitch for state income tax reduction, arguing that Nebraskans "need tax relief" along with government spending restraints. But "the...
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Posted on Dec 08, 2017
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Makerspaces are the new buzz among the young and hip tech-savvy 20-somethings. But they’re not something that you’ll just find in Lincoln or Omaha. They’ll...
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Posted on Dec 07, 2017
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Reflecting five years of momentum, Nebraska Innovation Campus was honored with the Emerging Research Park Award from the Association of University Research Parks. The award, among...
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Posted on Dec 06, 2017
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Nebraska is a state known for growing things and making things. October was Manufacturing Month in Nebraska. Throughout the month we celebrated our manufacturers who...
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Posted on Dec 05, 2017
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Every November, hundreds of ambitious leaders hailing from Omaha to Scottsbluff gather in one location for a celebration of community success, philanthropy and peer learning. This...
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Posted on Dec 04, 2017
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In a presentation by the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the lack of adequate workforce was named as the most significant impediment to economic...
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Posted on Dec 01, 2017
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I am a child of the Great Plains. I grew up in Red Cloud, home of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather. As a boy, I...
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Posted on Nov 30, 2017
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Nebraska is looking for a new Agriculture Director for the first time in 12 years. It is finally official: Greg Ibach is leaving his post as...
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Posted on Nov 29, 2017
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A gubernatorial news conference to proclaim October as Manufacturing Month in Nebraska morphed into a call for Nebraska youth to consider manufacturing and technology careers...
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Posted on Nov 28, 2017
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Governor Pete Ricketts promoted Manufacturing Month by visiting two businesses in central Nebraska. The Governor’s tour of Becton Dickinson in Holdrege and Royal Engineered Composites...
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Posted on Nov 27, 2017
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The clinking of glasses in the Windy City this past weekend was a toast to the Good Life. Members of the Lincoln Partnership for Economic...
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Posted on Nov 13, 2017
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Reinke has recognized Brad Carlson and Greg Quiring with Plains Equipment Group in York with a 5-year PLUS Program Longevity Award. Carlson and Quiring each...
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Posted on Nov 07, 2017
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Assessment of property is complete, says YCDC director YORK – York County Development Corporation Director Lisa Hurley, along with city officials, have announced that the “comprehensive...
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Posted on Nov 06, 2017
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It is quite an accomplishment to have a 10-month safe work period that equaled 250,000 man-hours without an accident or incident and is something special...
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Posted on Nov 05, 2017
Category: Fillmore County

FHR Starts Construction at the Fairmont Site for a New High Protein Feed Ingredient Kevin Karasiuk, manager at the Flint Hills Resources ethanol plant in...
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Posted on Nov 05, 2017
Category: Fillmore County

YORK – The York County Commissioners have approved a grant from the Visitors Improvement Fund for a beautification project in downtown Gresham. York County Visitors Bureau...
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Posted on Nov 03, 2017
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York Area Ag Hall of Fame display is officially opened at Wessels Living History Farm YORK – “Fall on the Farm” was celebrated in several ways...
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Posted on Nov 02, 2017
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Corn and soybean yields continue to exceed farmers’ expectations across the Midwest, suggesting USDA estimates may have been closer than many had thought. Prices continue to...
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Posted on Nov 01, 2017
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NEworks is a portal designed by the state of Nebraska to connect workers and employers. We have highly skilled workers in Nebraska and more and...
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Posted on Oct 30, 2017
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Workers, volunteers and businesses were recognized for their contributions to the area at the Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual member awards luncheon. The event, held...
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Posted on Oct 30, 2017
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Ten juniors and seniors from Beatrice High School were among more than 200,000 high school students around the country to take part in national Manufacturing...
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Posted on Oct 29, 2017
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Southeast Community College is committed to its mission of providing a qualified workforce in career and technical fields and affordable access to higher education. Nebraska Gov....
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Posted on Oct 28, 2017
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A personal finance website has ranked Lincoln as the third-hardest-working city in the country for the second year in a row. SmartAsset gave Lincoln high marks...
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Posted on Oct 26, 2017
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Construction on Seward’s wind turbine has begun. Matt Robinette of Bluestem Energy Solutions spoke to the Seward City Council Oct. 3 to give an update on...
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Posted on Oct 25, 2017
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Seven FCCLA officers and student leaders from the Exeter-Milligan FCCLA Chapter recently attended the Nebraska Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Fall Leadership Workshop....
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Posted on Oct 24, 2017
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According to Forbes, Nebraska is one of the best states to own a business. Rated #3 in the entire country, Nebraska has an excellent labor...
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Posted on Oct 23, 2017
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The American Quarter Horse Association honored this year’s 50-year breeders at a ceremony on September 25, at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and...
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Posted on Oct 23, 2017
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C-suite leaders who enter government often say they’ll run administration like they do a corporation. That doesn’t always work out in practice, but there are...
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Posted on Oct 22, 2017
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A gubernatorial news conference to proclaim October as Manufacturing Month in Nebraska morphed into a call for Nebraska youth to consider manufacturing and technology careers that...
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Posted on Oct 21, 2017
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The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that Invest Nebraska has been awarded a $300,000 grant to focus on AgTech in Nebraska through the Economic...
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Posted on Oct 20, 2017
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LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed October as “Manufacturing Month” and announced a statewide tour in celebration of Nebraska’s second largest industry.  At the ceremony, Governor...
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Posted on Oct 19, 2017
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Last week marked Lincoln’s sixth annual Startup week, with five days jam-packed full of nearly 50 free events taking place in Lincoln’s various entrepreneurial spaces...
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Posted on Oct 04, 2017
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Lincoln, Neb. –­ Wendy Birdsall, President of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development along with Governor Pete Ricketts just returned from...
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Posted on Sep 19, 2017
Category: Economy

Nebraska, Iowa and as many as a dozen other states are going after a $1.6 billion, 4,000-employee, 1,000-acre auto assembly plant planned by Toyota and Mazda for the United States. "I think we're definitely...
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Posted on Aug 28, 2017
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5 companies debuted products and customers at NMotion Demo Day 2017 Christine McGuigan, Silicon Prairie News Last week’s 5th annual NMotion Demo Day at the Rococo Theater in Lincoln...
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Posted on Aug 14, 2017
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Highway 41 Express by Milligan opened its doors on July 17. The Express has fuel, a car wash, food, and beverages.  RV camping spaces will...
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Posted on Aug 01, 2017
Category: Fillmore County

The Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development hosted the second of three signature MyTern events, which are community immersion experiences for interns in Lincoln this summer....
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Posted on Jul 25, 2017
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Chris Nichols, a Grand Island, NE native, was announced as the new Fillmore County Hospital CEO by the FCH governing board. The FCH met on June...
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Posted on Jul 12, 2017
Category: Fillmore County

The Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development is proud to have been a major sponsor for the first-ever Inside/Outside Innovation Summit, which brought 600 entrepreneurs, investors, corporate innovators and...
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Posted on Jun 26, 2017
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Innovation Summit’s $100K Pitch Finalists Announced On June 19-21, 2017, the first Inside/Outside Innovation Summit will be held at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE.  Hosted...
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Posted on Jun 14, 2017
Category: Awards and Recognition

This morning, the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development hosted nearly 600 investors, community members and government leaders at its annual Economic Development Breakfast at the...
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Posted on May 23, 2017
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Lincoln Startups Win Five Top Silicon Prairie Awards Over 300 entrepreneurs, startup enthusiasts and business leaders from across Silicon Prairie gathered at the Omaha Design Center on...
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Posted on May 11, 2017
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  The Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development is a proud sponsor of the 2017 NMotion summer program. NMotion provides an intense 90-day boot camp designed to get startup companies...
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Posted on May 11, 2017
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The Partnership journeyed to South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, to promote Lincoln as a place to live, work, play and stay. Over the...
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Posted on Apr 07, 2017
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After the Geneva new aquatic center held their Ribbon Cutting on May 26th the center has been a busy place.  According to Kyle Svec, Geneva...
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Posted on Apr 06, 2017
Category: Fillmore County

FUSE Coworking, a collaborative coworking space based in Lincoln, Nebraska, has hired a new Executive Director, Rena Valentino, to continue to build and expand FUSE’s...
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Posted on Apr 03, 2017
Category: Awards and Recognition

Fast Company magazine recently added several new members to its Most Creative People in Business community, an exclusive group of influencers in business from across the economy and...
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Posted on Mar 27, 2017
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  The Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development's (LPED) Innovation and Entrepreneurship office hosted its fifth annual Jumpstart Challenge on Feb. 18. Held in partnership with NMotion (Lincoln's business...
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Posted on Feb 27, 2017
Category: Community

Lincoln Entrepreneur Selected to Prestigious Program Three Lincoln entrepreneurs were among a contingent of five Nebraskans vying for regional bragging rights at the 2017 Pipeline Awards. The...
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Posted on Feb 13, 2017
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Southeast Community College in Beatrice impacts the economy of Beatrice, Gage County and surrounding areas in several ways, campus and area officials say. The college provides...
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Posted on Mar 01, 2016
Category: SCC, workforce

A New Jersey company plans to take over the former Dr. Leonard's Healthcare call center location and hire 200 people. iPacesetters, which provides telemarketing services to...
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Posted on Oct 27, 2017
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The Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development officially launched MyTern, a community immersion experience for Lincoln interns this summer. This program will continue the Partnership’s mission of...
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Posted on Jun 12, 2017
Category: Events