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Marketing Hometown America Update: What You Need to Know

Monday, July 09, 2018

Our communities have a lot to offer residents and businesses. Here, community means more than a physical destination on the map. Our community is part of who we are. It connects us, tying us to the land and to each other. It is this strong sense of community that has led so many people to get involved in making Marketing Hometown America a success, and what a success it has been! In fact, one project has even been launched - a beautiful community garden. We started with focus groups Over the past year and a half, we have hosted over fifteen focus...
Celebrating National Outdoors Month in York County

Monday, July 02, 2018

York County has so many beautiful outdoor spaces where residents can go for a walk, ride their bike, have a picnic or throw the ball around with their kids. These parks, trails and meetings spots have a special place in our history and in the memories of those who call our area home. Since we celebrate National Outdoors Day in June, this is an excellent time to have fun outside. Here are a few reasons to grab your hat and spend time outdoors this weekend: #1 You can prevent disease According to research coming out of Harvard, spending time outdoors will increase...
Coming Together to Grow, Project Update

Monday, July 02, 2018

Coming Together to Grow Lisa Hurley, CEcD, Executive Director I wanted to provide an update on the duplex project that YCDC announced back in April. Since then, Prairie Fire Development Group has been working with the City of York on the design of the neighborhood, and they are now going through the final platting process with the Planning Commission and the City Council. The desire is that the company is able to break ground in early August 2018. The neighborhood, Vistas at Meadow Grove, will consist of 24, 3-bedroom 2-bath duplexes with 1 car garage (48 rental units), a club-house and playground...
Nutrition Services, Inc Breaks Ground on New Warehouse and Retail Building in York, NE

Thursday, June 14, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YORK, NE - A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Monday, June 11, 2018 for Nutrition Services in York, Nebraska. This ceremony marked the beginning stages of construction for the design/build project that will consist of two main areas: warehouse space and offices for employees with a display area. Nutrition Services, Inc. is a homegrown business that began in York, Nebraska 26 years ago. The company specializes in essential show feeds that maximize the genetic potential of show animals.  In order to keep pace with company growth, Nutrition Services, Inc. is constructing a 30,000 square foot warehouse and retail building...
York County Encourages Homegrown Businesses

Monday, June 11, 2018

In York County, business recruitment is a common, traditional approach used to spur economic growth. While it’s true that the right company can bring in hundreds of jobs and have a dramatic impact on a region, in our global economy this process of courting companies has become more competitive than ever. This makes it important to also support homegrown businesses. York County Development Corporation supports local business growth In recent years, we have been using a wider array of tactics to encourage growth. Business recruitment is still an objective. But it’s not the only one. Instead of always looking outward for growth...
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...
Coming Together to Grow, the State of Federal Government

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Coming Together to Grow, The State of Federal Economic Development Lisa Hurley, CEcD,YCDC Executive Director   In March, I attended the International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) Fed Forum, which is the nations’ only multi-day program focused exclusively on programs and policies of the federal government that play a key-role in local job creation. YCDC and I work hard to keep up on issues that have the potential to effect York County, but I walked away with a few surprises. I’ll go into more detail below, but the key points are we need to pay attention to what is happening at the federal level,...
‘Opportunity Zone’ identified in north York

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Governor Pete Ricketts has announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury had granted approval of Opportunity Zones nominated by the State of Nebraska. And one of those zones is in York. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 created the Opportunity Zones program to spur economic growth by supporting new investment in designated zones. Click here for the complete article.
Virtual Reality Has Come to York County, Nebraska

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Have you thought much about virtual reality and how it can transport you to a new place? In a way, that’s what the best movies do - they transport you to a new world or even a new dimension. Think about the latest Star Wars movie and how many children imagine flying the Millenium Falcon or walking on a mountain top with Luke. The sets are so incredible that they capture the imagination and don’t let go. But, what if instead of going to the movies, you could be virtually transported to that mountain top, look around, hear sound from...
Gov. Ricketts Announces Second Consecutive “Governor’s Cup” Victory

Friday, March 16, 2018

On March 12, Governor Pete Ricketts received Site Selection Magazine’s “Governor’s Cup” for the second consecutive year. The prestigious award recognizes states that have demonstrated the most outstanding economic development achievements over the past year. Nebraska received the Cup for having the most capital investment projects per capita in the nation in 2017. “On behalf of our state, I wish to express gratitude to Site Selection Magazine for once again recognizing Nebraska as one of the top states in the nation for business and capital investment,” said Governor Ricketts. “This is a testament to Nebraska’s world-class workforce and welcoming communities. Thank...
Coming together to grow

Thursday, March 15, 2018

As I reflect back over the last five years since my family moved to York County, many things stand out. I’d like to start on the personal side, and why we stay here. As my family has settled into the area we have developed strong relationships in the community. Both of my kids have found solid groups of friends. It’s been amazing to watch them transition to teenagers and pursue their interests. My husband and I both have a great network of friends we enjoy spending time with, but also can turn to when needed. These are our friends who...
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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
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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.