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Manufacturing Technician Level 1 Course Offered after Collaboration effort

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Southeast Community College, several regional manufacturers along with York County Development Corporation, Seward County Chamber & Economic & Development Corporation, Fillmore County Development Corporation and Thayer County Development Corporation have been working over the last year to roll out an entry level Manufacturing Technician course to be taught at the SCC York & Hebron Regional Learning Centers. The Manufacturing Technician Level 1 course was developed to meet the booming employment demands of the manufacturing industry and can enhance your ability to begin a great career in advanced manufacturing. By completing this training program, you will be prepared for entry-level positions with...
York County Development Corporation Wants Your Input

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

January 16, 2019  York County Development Corporation (YCDC) recently was notified a proposal to bring in Deb Brown with to York in March was chosen.  Deb with will give York residents and leaders the opportunity to experience a three day embedded community experience aimed to deliver actionable items based upon what the York community wants. Community development specialist Deb Brown is a nationally recognized speaker and consultant whose framework for community development has immediate actions. Deb Brown said “No one is coming to save your town for you. No factory or big business is going to save you. No outside...
Coming Together to Grow January 2019

Monday, January 07, 2019

York County businesses continue to tell a story of a need for talent and workforce. As of today, York County businesses have 361 open positions listed on NEWorks. There is a wide variety of positions listed, from highly skilled to entry-level positions. I would argue that the need for workers is greater, since some businesses do not use NEWorks for employee recruitment. Our research has shown that York County’s talent is impacted by items such as housing options, training, daycare, and quality of life. Those items are impacting both our ability to grow our existing business base, and also recruiting...
Nebraska receives funding for specialty crop projects

Friday, December 28, 2018

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will receive nearly $700,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study hops, wine grapes and dry beans; monitor invasive pests; and encourage healthy snacking in schools. The funding comes from the USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, which supports the research, development and marketing of specialty crops. NDA manages the Nebraska program. Continue to full article
Building Nebraska's brand internationally

Monday, December 24, 2018

Trade has been front of mind for Nebraskans and Americans across the country over the last couple of years. President Trump has put a new focus on getting the best trade deals for our country, and has succeeded in securing new agreements with Canada, Mexico, and South Korea. His administration is also holding bilateral trade talks with the European Union, Japan, and the United Kingdom. For Nebraska, international markets have created major opportunities for our top industries, agriculture and manufacturing, for many years. With over 95 percent of the world’s population beyond America’s borders, there are endless opportunities to promote the...
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Business Brief: Once Upon A Dream

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

While in school, Ashley learned from a friend of a business that was renting dresses in Omaha. With many area places offering men’s suit rental, Ashley realized there was an underserved market of women, who were not wanting to purchase extravagant dresses that may be only worn 1-2 times, but rather rent that dress for a portion of what they may pay versus retail.
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NPPD’s York Operations Center expansion gains Board approval

Monday, December 17, 2018

YCDC would like to congratulate NPPD on the following expansion press release.   York, Neb. – The appearance of Nebraska Public Power District’s York Operations Center will soon begin to look slightly different in early 2019.   Following approval from NPPD’s Board of Directors during its December meeting, construction work is expected to begin in March on an addition to the facility located on West 25th Street on the north side of York. The project, which was awarded to Ironhide Construction, Inc., of Lincoln at a cost of $4.2 million, will begin construction in March and is expected to be completed by the end...
The Moguls Came Home to York to Grow a Business and Build a Future

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Moguls built a business, grew their careers and raised a family in York. Their success was made possible, in part, by the many opportunities provided by our community. This is why Ron Jr. (known by friends as Bonz) and Madonna Mogul have recently been featured in York County Development Corporation’s (YCDC) talent initiative video, titled Why York County. This successful couple has called York home since moving home in 1986. When asked why they choose to return to York County, Madonna commented, “Coming home to York gave us the opportunity to raise our family in a safe place, grow...
Press Release

Monday, October 22, 2018

For immediate release October 22, 2018 Contact: Lisa Hurley, Executive Director 402-362-3333 or York County Development Corporation Cheree Folts, Director of Parks and Recreation for York, has recently been featured in York County Development Corporation’s (YCDC) talent initiative video titled “Why York County”. Available on YouTube and the YCDC website, the video highlights the success of local community members and the career benefits they have experienced by living in York County, Nebraska. Moving back to York after college enabled Cheree Folts to realize her professional goals and to secure her dream job as the Director of Parks and Recreation. Initially she started working for the Parks...
It's Women's Small Business Month in York County

Thursday, October 18, 2018

York County is home to many small businesses owned and operated by women. Since October is National Women’s Small Business Month, this is an excellent time to celebrate their success. We spoke with two of York’s women business owners to learn more about what inspires them, why they enjoy working for themselves, and what their journey was like along the way. Nancy Dob, OD, owner of Mid America Vision Center, was inspired to work for herself after watching her father run his own construction company. She enjoys running her optometry business because, “I get to make my own decisions and chart the...
York County Development Corporation Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC (October 02, 2018) – York County Development Corporation received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for York County Educational Partnerships, a project in the category of Partnership with Educational Institutions of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 2, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held September 29 – October 3, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. “It is an honor to receive this award on behalf of York County Development Corporation. This initiatives show that with dedication, a team of partners can come together and move a community...
York County Development Corporation Launches a New Online Business Directory

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Press Release For Immediate Release September 11, 2018 Contact: Lisa Hurley 402-362-3333   York County Development Corporation (YCDC) has recently launched a new online business directory for the promotion of businesses located throughout York County, Nebraska. This search tool is designed to be user-friendly, fast, and robust, making it easy to locate businesses who have chosen to locate and grow in the area. The YCDC business directory is fully interactive, allowing visitors to search for businesses based on category or keyword. Visitors can conduct a search using a dropdown menu, keyword search tool, or clicking on an image to find businesses located in York. The available business categories...
Nebraska No. 14 In CNBC's 2018 'Top States For Business'

Friday, July 13, 2018

This week, financial network CNBC announced the results of its 2018 "America's Top States For Business" study, which considers 66 areas of economic competitiveness. Nebraska continues to be a strong performer, coming in at 14th best overall.  However, this year's ranking is a drop from No. 13 last year; No. 11 in 2016; No. 7 in 2015; and No. 4 in 2014.  According to the State Chamber's analysis, the main reasons for Nebraska's steady drop in recent years are the state's slower economic growth and its challenges with workforce.  Nebraska's economy is currently ranked 37th out of 50, a considerable...
WalletHub: Nebraska has nation's 9th least expensive energy

Friday, July 13, 2018

(WalletHub) -- has compared the total monthly energy bills in each of the 50 states and DC -- examining costs for electricity, natural gas, motor fuel and home heating oil. Overall, Nebraska was ranked the ninth least expensive energy state. According to WalletHub's research, Nebraska's total energy cost per month was $285. Nebraska's monthly electricity cost was $119, while its monthly natural gas cost was $30 and monthly motor fuel cost was $137. The Cornhusker State had the nation's second lowest cost for home heating oil. Content courtesy of Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
York General recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018

Saturday, June 09, 2018

June 8, 2018 Chicago, IL – York General (York, NE) has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. This is the 5th year in a row that York General has achieved this honor. “Whether on the frontline or in the top office, healthcare employees witness moments that can either inspire or dishearten them. That can take a toll on an individual and healthcare organizations must take extra steps to ensure that highs and lows during the workday don’t impact engagement or performance,” said Modern Healthcare Editor Aurora Aguilar. “This year’s best places to...
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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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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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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.

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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 is home to five Fortune 500 Companies

  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • ConAgra Foods
  • Union Pacific
  • Peter Kiewit Sons'
  • Mutual of Omaha