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The Seward/Lincoln Regional Rail Campus is a 306 acre rail-served industrial property located in Seward, Nebraska. The shovel ready site is within close proximity to...
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Posted on May 22, 2017
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A $75 million fertilizer plant used to produce anhydrous ammonia which is used to inject into the ground is high in nitrogen content for farmers...
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Posted on May 15, 2017
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Concordia University will soon have a new home for its Center for Liturgical Art, thanks to the Marxhausen family. The university held a ground breaking ceremony...
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Posted on May 10, 2017
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YORK – Brady Rafferty and Ian Vavra won’t graduate until this Sunday, however the York High seniors are already well down the road to an...
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Posted on May 10, 2017
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Cornerstone CEO to lead Nebraska Bankers Association. Cornerstone Bank Chief Executive Kristie Holoch was elected chairwoman of the Nebraska Bankers Association at the state trade group’s...
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Posted on May 09, 2017
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The Omaha Code School (OCS) has decided to expand into Lincoln by offering opportunities to turn out employable graduates. The Star City Code School will...
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Posted on May 08, 2017
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In welcoming scores of Chinese and American business leaders to Omaha, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts said that he believes the state's relationship with China will...
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Posted on May 08, 2017
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The proposed redevelopment of the Lincoln Journal Star building at Ninth and P streets conforms to the City-County Comprehensive Plan, according to the City Council,...
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Posted on May 08, 2017
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Lindsay Hottovy, a 2013 graduate of Freeman High School, has been awarded the Loras College 2017 Outstanding Senior in Public Relations award. The award was...
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Posted on May 05, 2017
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Classen Arms, a new gun supply store, is set to open in Cordova in June. Cordova resident Jackson Classen said he hopes the shop will cater...
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Posted on May 03, 2017
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Spring is upon us, and as temperatures rise more and more, Gage County residents take to their patios and porches to get out of the...
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Posted on May 03, 2017
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Three awards were presented in recognition of tourism efforts over the last year. Gage County Tourism held its annual awards luncheon at the Odell Community Center....
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Posted on May 02, 2017
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Falls City EDGE’s new community based awards give recognition to many individuals winners. The awards were created in honor of those who have been instrumental...
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Posted on May 01, 2017
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The year 2017 marks the 51st anniversary that Southeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership, Inc. (SENCA) has provided a variety of programs and services to help...
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Posted on May 01, 2017
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Genuine hospitality keeps patients coming back to Beltone in Lincoln, NE. “They come through the door and are greeted with a big smile,” said Todd Gutzmer,...
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Posted on Apr 30, 2017
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(LINCOLN, NEB.)— Governor Pete Ricketts signed three bills into law aimed at improving transportation and housing to help Grow Nebraska. The first bill, LB339 introduced by...
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Posted on Apr 27, 2017
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Southwest Community College in Milford is known for offering high-quality choices for technical training in Nebraska that result in career placement. Currently, the campus serves...
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Posted on Apr 24, 2017
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(LINCOLN, NEB.)— Starting in 1974, the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program has provided communities across the state of Nebraska and the country with...
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Posted on Apr 24, 2017
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He arrived in Nebraska by chance but has stayed here by choice. As a young boy growing up in Tajikistan, a Central Asian country that was...
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Posted on Apr 23, 2017
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The announcement that Ink Labs, a startup company in Silicon Valley, is moving its headquarters to Lincoln shows how important pieces have come together for...
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Posted on Apr 18, 2017
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Only offered at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Food Processing Center will focus on the science of beer production. “The Science Behind the Craft”, a workshop...
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Posted on Apr 17, 2017
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Amid concerns about a soft farm economy, ethanol is a bright spot in what some see as a bleak forecast for agriculture. With an operating capacity...
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Posted on Apr 14, 2017
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A California startup company with some big names behind it announced that it is moving to Lincoln. Ink Labs, which makes a printing kiosk, moved into...
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Posted on Apr 13, 2017
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With a bright yellow Runza cup in-hand, Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer made a quick appearance in Beatrice to lead an economic development roundtable at the Carnegie...
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Posted on Apr 13, 2017
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The Nebraska Diplomats will be sponsoring five regional events in place of their annual Business and Industry Day in May and Passport Weekend in September....
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Posted on Apr 12, 2017
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Neltnet had recently purchased ALLO Communications, an Imperial-based Internet provider, and had announced that the company will bring 1-gigabit Internet service to Lincoln. The whole...
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Posted on Apr 10, 2017
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Local business Slezak Ag & Natural Resources has been chosen as a winner of the 2017 American Small Business Championship hosted by SCORE, the nation’s...
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Posted on Apr 06, 2017
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The Beatrice City Council approved three items on Monday that would pave the way for the construction of new housing and a business in town. Two...
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Posted on Apr 05, 2017
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The City of Auburn has earned its re-certification in the Nebraska Economic Development Certified Community Program. This program indicates that Auburn is prepared for business...
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Posted on Apr 03, 2017
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Each generation is different, and is shaped to a large extent by its circumstances. For members of the millennial generation, those circumstances are a mixed...
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Posted on Mar 31, 2017
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The chamber of commerce introduced their new executive director Amber Holle, at their Quarterly Bash held at the Falls City Fitness Center. Holle, grew up Hiawatha,...
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Posted on Mar 31, 2017
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For more than 20 years, volunteers across Nebraska have been working behind the scenes to create a new kind of community pride and belief in...
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Posted on Mar 28, 2017
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If you’re looking to either purchase or lease an available building or site in Gage County, the Gage Area Growth Enterprise (NGage) provides a complete...
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Posted on Mar 27, 2017
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Two Lincoln-based small businesses have won awards from the Nebraska Business Development Center. International Propeller Service was named the NBDC's 2016 Export Business of the Year...
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Posted on Mar 21, 2017
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SourceGas has now been successfully acquired by Black Hills Energy which currently serves 429,000 customers in Arkansas, Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming. The former SourceGas will...
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Posted on Mar 20, 2017
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Nebraska’s economic growth is predicted to be on the rise in the second half of the year, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Bureau of Research reported...
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Posted on Mar 20, 2017
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According to a recent ranking from Best Value Schools, York College is ranked #4 in the nation for its affordability and quality among small colleges...
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Posted on Mar 17, 2017
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“I’m excited to get closer to home,” said Pat Lechner, who officially began his duties as co-director of the Farm Service Agency in Johnson and...
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Posted on Mar 16, 2017
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Recognizing Excellence in Agriculture, the 49th Annual Kiwanis and Seward County Chamber and Development Partnership Agricultural Banquet, will be held Monday, March 20, at the...
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Posted on Mar 15, 2017
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About 150 people attended the Sesquicentennial Kick-off event to celebrate the 150th birthdays of Seward, Seward County and Nebraska at Bottle Rocket Brewery March 5...
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Posted on Mar 14, 2017
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Reinke has recognized Plains Equipment Group, with locations in York, Seward, Osceola, McCook and North Platte, Neb., as one of the top ten highest selling...
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Posted on Mar 14, 2017
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Each year, Falls City EDGE presents an Investor of the Year award during the Annual Banquet awards ceremony. The Investor and Community Relations committee honored...
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Posted on Mar 13, 2017
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Nebraska’s corrections department is still struggling to hire and retain prison employees but has seen improvements in the last four months, the department director said. Department...
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Posted on Mar 13, 2017
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Dorchester High School senior Keegan Sholty (upper right) and Shae Tresch of Exeter talk jobs with Aftan Schlichter (lower left) and Susan Crocker (upper left)...
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Posted on Mar 13, 2017
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YORK – A new development plan for property at the York interchange will allow for varying lots sizes and more flexibility for developers. This particularly focuses...
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Posted on Mar 10, 2017
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Andrew Tuzson and his wife, Angela, were living in Denver but getting ready to make a move to Nebraska. The couple had had it with Denver’s...
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Posted on Mar 08, 2017
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OMAHA – Governor Pete Ricketts announced Nebraska had earned Site Selection magazine’s top national award for the state’s economic development successes in 2016. According to...
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Posted on Mar 07, 2017
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A new three-story Fairfield Inn and Suites on a hillside site off Nebraska Highway 33/103 in northeast Crete. The proposed site will be across from...
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Posted on Mar 06, 2017
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Eighty statewide attractions are again featured in the Nebraska Tourism Commission’s summer 2017 Nebraska Passport program. John Ricks, the commission’s executive director, said the agency is...
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Posted on Mar 02, 2017
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Just over a year ago, Andrew Tuzson and his wife, Angela, were living in Denver but getting ready to make a move to Nebraska. The couple...
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Posted on Feb 28, 2017
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York County provides convenient and accurate information on workforce occupations, workforce establishments, skilled worker information, and an overall labor market analysis. The ability to understand...
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Posted on Feb 27, 2017
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Mary Kent officially became the executive director of Belle Terrace and Ridgeview Towers. She grew up in the Pawnee City area and lived most of...
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Posted on Feb 24, 2017
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Nebraska’s economic growth is predicted to be modest during the first six months of the new year, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research...
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Posted on Jan 29, 2017
Category: Economy

Heather Broman recently passed the Certified Public Accountant exam and has joined the team at Manning and Associates. She is a 2016 graduate of Doane...
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Posted on Jan 29, 2017
Category: Awards and Recognition

An award of excellence in economic development was presented by U.S. Representative Adrian Smith to Landmark Snacks on Wednesday after a tour of the facility...
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Posted on Jan 26, 2017
Category: Economic Development

Powderhook announced Tuesday the nationwide launch of its mobile application, providing sportsmen and sportswomen hyper-local answers to their outdoor questions. Via the Powderhook app, users...
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Posted on Jan 26, 2017
Category: Recreation, Technology

The Callahan Chiropractic clinic, located at the Olde York Plaza, has moved from the second floor down to the ground level recently. They are now...
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Posted on Jan 26, 2017
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The city of Beatrice held open houses about downtown revitalization projects on Wednesday in which community members and downtown business owners came to voice their opinions...
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Posted on Jan 25, 2017
Category: Main Street

The Southeast Community College Board of Governors last week approved the purchase of some eight acres of land north of the Falls City Aquatic Center...
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Posted on Jan 19, 2017
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York College Online has added another degree to its graduate level offerings. In addition to the Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, starting...
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Posted on Jan 19, 2017
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Starting this spring, York College will offer a new area of study. Building on the success of the existing business department, agriculture courses are being...
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Posted on Jan 18, 2017
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A new state report said ride services haven’t hurt taxi businesses across Nebraska. An estimated 500 people drove for either Uber or Lyft — the only...
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Posted on Jan 17, 2017
Category: Transportation

Falls City EDGE held its annual banquet last week at the Elks Club to celebrate 2016 and the folks who helped make it a successful...
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Posted on Jan 12, 2017
Category: Awards and Recognition

The state’s new tourism director knows Nebraska is nice. “I am a professional traveler. I love wherever I go,” John Ricks said. “I get juiced by...
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Posted on Jan 08, 2017
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The Southeast Community College Board of Governors approved the purchase of some eight acres of land north of the Falls City Aquatic Center for the...
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Posted on Dec 28, 2016
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Although after co-founding a business together, it's safe to say you know your partner well. Find out what these co-founders are giving each other this holiday...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
Category: Business Resources

Seward was one of seven Nebraska communities to be awarded a Community Development Block Grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED). Seward received $30,000...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
Category: Seward

Nebraska farmers and businesses are at the forefront of the noble pursuit of feeding the world. The ever growing global population only increases Nebraska’s export...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
Category: International

While President-elect Donald Trump begins his transition into the White House this week, world leaders are gathered in Morocco negotiating the implementation of climate change...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
Category: Economy

In 1971, Nebraska state senators championed legislation to establish the nation’s first state ethanol development program. As a farmer and state senator at the time,...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
Category: Energy

Despite current low prices, there’s plenty of optimism about the future of the livestock industry in Nebraska. That was evident at the recent annual meeting of...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
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From shaping cities to solving hiring bias, there are a range of ways entrepreneurs are preparing our world for a better future. And with the rise of...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
Category: Business Resources

Jim Ulrich is excited about his new career challenge and it shows. Ulrich has been CEO of York General Health Care since October 27. With nearly 500...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
Category: Awards and Recognition

Recently companies say they choose Nebraska for business opportunities because of the people here and their work ethic. Now as Lincoln continues to grow, the...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
Category: Economic Development

cooter’s Coffee, the Midwest-based coffee franchise that has experienced tremendous growth over the past year, will increase their Nebraska presence with the company’s first-ever location...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
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The President of the Gage County Foundation, John Dando, has announced that the annual membership drive of the Foundation is currently underway. Last year, the...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
Category: Community

One of downtown Beatrice's most recognizable buildings celebrated its 113th birthday in October as the former home of Beatrice's Public Library continues to serve the...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
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International trade plays a vital role in the current and future success of Nebraska agriculture. Right now, Congress is considering the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-country...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
Category: Economy

Randy Gottula is known for his voice.  He spent 40 years in the broadcast booth doing play-by-play in southeast Nebraska. Today, it’s not uncommon for people...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
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State Senator Adam Morfeld thinks Nebraska can be a better democracy. The senator representing northeast Lincoln founded the non-profit Nebraskans for Civic Reform in 2008. Morfeld...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
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Chaney Chemical started using their new 18,000 Sq Ft. warehouse early this spring.  According to Mike and Katie Chaney it was time to build a...
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Posted on Nov 02, 2016
Category: Business Expansion

The County-Wide Fillmore County Housing Study with Strategies for Affordable Housing was completed by Hanna:Keelan Associates in July, 2016.  The study was completed with the...
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Posted on Nov 02, 2016
Category: Housing

Shortly after the official groundbreaking was held in March for the Fortigen Geneva LLC anhydrous ammonia plant dirt work began and this summer the construction...
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Posted on Nov 02, 2016
Category: Business Expansion

Jobs and the economy remain top issues this election cycle, and once again, we find some of the smartest pro-growth leaders right here in the...
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Posted on Oct 14, 2016
Category: Economic Development

A recently completed countywide housing study says Bradshaw’s location could position the town as a perfect “bedroom community” for those working in Aurora and York. “The...
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Posted on Oct 14, 2016
Category: Economic Development

Agriculture is the heart of Nebraska. As the state’s leading industry, the impact goes far beyond our food supply, providing jobs, significantly contributing to our state’s...
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Posted on Oct 14, 2016
Category: Agriculture

Concordia University is pleased to announce its music therapy program has been approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) as the only institution of...
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Posted on Oct 14, 2016
Category: Higher Education

The findings of a recently completed housing study strongly stress that York needs more new home construction on a regular basis over the course of...
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Posted on Oct 14, 2016
Category: Housing

Kearney could become home to a new whitewater park if some local residents have their way. The Kearney Hub reports  that the Kearney Whitewater Association has...
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Posted on Oct 14, 2016
Category: Community

Beatrice Industrial LLC has purchased the former Store Kraft buildings and property with plans to proactively market the space for business uses.   The company has...
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Posted on May 13, 2016
Category: space available, manufacturing, space for lease, mixed use space available, Beatrice NE

In a city that’s had its fair share of industrial buildings go empty in recent years, having a regional company put unused property back into...
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Posted on Mar 02, 2016
Category: manufacturing

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
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Posted on Jan 29, 2017
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Two Mondays a month, a group of Freeman Elementary School students will get to interact with computers outside the classroom. But they won’t be playing Angry...
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Posted on Jan 24, 2017
Category: Education