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Derek Dauel

Development Coordinator

Department Economic Development


Derek Dauel joined York County Development Corporation in November of 2018. Derek assists the executive director on the Business Retention and Expansion program, program marketing needs, while also focusing his time on developing and marketing the housing & talent initiatives within York County.   Derek was born and raised in York, Nebraska and firmly believes in the future of this county.  Derek is currently involved with the York Teammates program, York Young Professionals, and advises the University of Nebraska-Lincoln chapter of his Fraternity, Delta Upsilon.  Derek also sits on the alumni board of the Nebraska Chapter of Delta Upsilon and is also a board member of the York Public Schools Foundation.

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Nebraska is home to five Fortune 500 Companies

  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • ConAgra Foods
  • Union Pacific
  • Peter Kiewit Sons'
  • Mutual of Omaha
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York County is the home of sensational public schools and higher education opportunities.

The county offers 9 different K-12 institutions – all following the Career Pathway mode – and both York College and Southeast Community College's York Regional Learning Center for those pursuing higher education.

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Affordable Power

NPPD Industrial energy rates are 11% below national rates based on 2012 Energy Information Administration data. This does not take into account the fact that NPPD had no rate increase in 2014.

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Parks, recreational activities, programs and special events for every walk of life

Residents and visitors in York County can enjoy a wide variety of recreational opportunities like sports, dining, nature walks, literature and history, shopping, movies, and the theater. Just to name a few!

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Nebraska ... the Good Life

York County, Nebraska is a progressive community strategically located at the intersection of US Hwy 81 and Interstate 80, two of America's most traveled roadways, and is less than 40 minutes from Lincoln, Nebraska's capital city.