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Impact Award: Angela Berthold

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Impact Award recognizes five individuals under 45 who have made an impact in York County. The award is given out by York County Development Corporation and the York News-Times each year to those identified as making an impact in their community.  Individuals are nominated by community members based upon their great impacts in our county communities through their profession, volunteerism or their philanthropic contributions. 
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Impact Award: Kirby Crawford

Monday, March 18, 2019

The Impact Award recognizes five individuals under 45 who have made an impact in York County. The award is given out by York County Development Corporation and the York News-Times each year to those identified as making an impact in their community.  Individuals are nominated by community members based upon their great impacts in our county communities through their profession, volunteerism or their philanthropic contributions. 
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Business Spotlight: Agri Products

Thursday, March 14, 2019

"Efficiency for Agriculture" is the motto used to direct the design and manufacture of our products. Many of our employees come from farming backgrounds, making their experience a valuable asset when it comes to the design considerations for our product line.
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Business Spotlight: CTEC Ag

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Greg Wurst’s innovative ability to see structures soon allowed him to become a leader in the industry.  His mentor model of personally working along side the crews through the years to the present has developed many leaders in our industry.
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Business Spotlight: Plains Equipment Group

Thursday, March 14, 2019

We are your one-stop shop for quality equipment and exceptional customer service. Our flagship is the full-line of John Deere products. Our expert staff is ready to match the needs of your operation, whether large or small.
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Business Spotlight: Central Valley Ag

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

At Central Valley Ag, we take our mission seriously. Every single day we aspire to provide innovative solutions that yield a profit for you, our customers.
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Tuesday, March 05, 2019

The goal is to assist persons/families in need, improve the availability of quality housing, and promote homeownership.  The City of York will purchase the unit, perform the necessary rehabilitation, and resell the unit to the applicant while also providing down payment assistance. Down payment assistance can be as much as 20% of the purchase price and takes the form of a deferred, no-interest loan on the property that is due on sale.
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Business Spotlight: Faller Landscaping

Monday, March 04, 2019

Since 1989, Faller Landscape and Nursery has been dedicated to providing their customers with high quality plant material, a knowledgeable staff and sincere customer service. It is thier goal to help make your garden or landscape a beautiful oasis in which you can relax and enjoy.
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National Entrepreneurship Week: Conner Roofing Company

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Entrepreneurship doesn’t always have to be “you vs the world”, sometimes you get a little help from family. Conner Roofing is owned and operated by three co-owners: Jim Conner, Brad Conner and Steve Conner. 
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National Entrepreneurship Week: Once Upon A Dream

Friday, February 22, 2019

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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National Entrepreneurship Week: Extreme Automotive

Thursday, February 21, 2019

In 2001, Andy Wilkinson saw an opportunity to no longer turn wrenches in someone else’s garage but to have a garage to call his own.  An opportunity arose where an owner of a shop was wanting to retire and Andy had reached a point where he was ready to branch out onto his own and be his own boss.
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Business Spotlight: Gana Trucking

Saturday, February 09, 2019

"We offer services including trucking, excavating contractor services, landscaping services and snow removal. We are so confident in our work, we guarantee it!”
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Business Brief: Neville Construction

Friday, February 08, 2019

Neville Construction continues to flourish by maintaining high standards of excellence and customer services. The best measure of their success comes from the number of referrals they receive from satisfied customers.
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...
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Come Join our Team!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

  Come join the YCDC team as Development Coordinator. The Development Coordinator’s responsibilities include the planning and implementation of housing and workforce/talent strategies. Performs a wide variety of tasks directly related to the planning, development and advocacy of affordable housing projects and workforce development/recruitment. This position is characterized by a high degree of initiative, responsibility, accountability and ability to work congenially with a wide variety of individuals, community-based organizations, businesses and governmental entities. Key roles in this position will be to build capacity and facilitate accelerated expansion of new housing; to continue upgrading overall quality of existing housing stock; and to...
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...
York County Prepares for Growth

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

In York County, we are proud of our community - where we have been, where we are, and where we are going. Our community pride leads us to invest in ourselves and our future. Part of doing so is being able to identify when we need to prepare for future business expansion or relocations. With the current York Industrial Park being near capacity, it became clear a couple years ago that it was time to purchase more industrial space and begin the process of development. We did so through the City of York’s acquisition of 34-acres between Division Avenue and...
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.
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...
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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...
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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...
Media Release: Gov. Ricketts, Economic Development Announce Rural Workforce Housing Fund Recipients

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Media Release: Gov. Ricketts, Economic Development Announce Rural Workforce Housing Fund Recipients Tuesday, May 01, 2018 LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) announced the first grants from a new rural workforce housing program that was recently established.  Following a recently-concluded grant application period, the Nebraska Rural Workforce Housing Investment Act (LB518) is poised to support rural communities in their efforts to attract and retain a skilled, robust labor force.    “The Rural Workforce Housing Investment Act will lead to better housing opportunities in rural communities,” said Governor Ricketts.  “By serving the needs of working families and attracting...
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.
York General has positive impact on York's fiscal health

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

York, NE -  York General does more than provide health care services in York. It also has a positive economic impact on the overall fiscal health of the community.  Through a combination of traditional hospital, skilled nursing, nursing home, and assisted living services, fitness and wellness programs, telehealth technology, and community partnerships, York General’s commitment to health extends far beyond our organization’s walls.   "We are one of the largest employers in York and offer some of the best paying jobs and benefits," said Jim Ulrich, Chief Executive Officer at York General. We also recruit professionals to live, raise families and help...
Vistas at Meadow Grove Housing Development

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

In 2016, the communities of York County partnered with York County and York County Development Corporation (YCDC) to complete an updated County-wide housing study.  The study showed York County housing needs 588 housing units by 2025, with ½ or 294 units needing to be rental units.  Armed with this study, along with the projected need per income group, YCDC has been working on several projects with partners to expand housing to meet business growth and workforce needs. YCDC is pleased to announce Prairie Fire Development Group will build Vistas at Meadow Grove consisting of 24 duplexes (48 rental units), a club-house...
Windstream brings ultra-fast Gig internet service to York

Friday, March 30, 2018

Release date: March 29, 2018 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, today announced it is upgrading its network to deliver ultra-fast 1-Gigabit internet service in York. The upgrade, which represents an investment of about $1 million, involves building fiber optic connections to about 3,400 households in York. Windstream is currently finalizing the engineering design work and anticipates construction will begin during the second quarter of 2018 with completion expected later in the year. “We're extremely proud to bring Kinetic Gig internet service to York," said Brad Hedrick, president of operations for Windstream...
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...
York County’s Rural Workforce Housing Investment Act

Friday, March 02, 2018

York County Housing Revolving Loan Fund A partnership of businesses, private, public & grant funds to create a revolving loan fund for housing throughout York County This fund would be used to address strategies in the 2015 York County Housing Study   Business Donation Form Individual Donation Form   Initial Project We have an opportunity to have a developer build a 25-35 unit apartment complex with enough land for future growth. YCDC would loan money to the developer, who would pay us back to create a County-wide housing fund through YCDC.    In order for this project to work, we need to: Raise a minimum of $250,000 in commitment letters. Application to...
Mayor offers new theory regarding LB 840 initiative

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Recently, a committee of business and community leaders (facilitated by the York County Development Corporation) brought forward (to the city council) a proposal that would put LB 840 on the May ballot. The proposal was that the city would allocate $400,000 from the general fund each year for 10 years, which would be used as a local business incentive fund as well as for housing improvement projects. The program would have a specific structure – outlined by state statutes – that would call for how the money is spent, how the decisions would be made and by whom. And it would have...
'Nebraska snaps back': Forecasters boost outlook for state's economy

Monday, February 05, 2018

Nebraska forecasters have boosted their outlook for the state’s economy and now expect the state will match the nation’s growth in jobs and income through 2020. That’s partly under the assumption that pro-growth deregulation and tax changes will outweigh anti-growth foreign trade restrictions and obstacles to immigrants joining the state’s tight labor market, said University of Nebraska-Lincoln economist Eric Thompson. Compared with last June’s report from the Nebraska Business Forecast Council, “it’s somewhat more positive,” Thompson said Friday while discussing the council’s latest predictions. He also is director of UNL’s Bureau of Business Research, which issued the forecast in a newsletter headlined “Nebraska...
Forecast shows languid farm income won't stall Nebraska economy

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

While weak farm income continues to be a soft spot for the state economy, Nebraska can expect growth through 2020 in several key sectors, according to the latest long-term economic forecast produced by the Nebraska Business Forecast Council and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research. Growing numbers of jobs in construction, agricultural processing and health care should offset weak growth in farm income, said Eric Thompson, an economist and director of the Bureau of Business Research. Although annual farm income will remain significantly below the peaks seen in the early years of the decade, it is expected to rise slightly through...
Agriculture Makes York County Ideal for Businesses in the Agri-business

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

With ag-friendly communities, an abundance of feed and water and experienced livestock producers, Nebraska and York County make an ideal location for expanding or relocating businesses in the poultry industry. That’s the message that a delegation from Nebraska hopes to share in Atlanta, Ga., at the International Production and Processing Expo, the world's largest annual exposition for poultry, feed and meat technology. York County Development Corporation Executive Director Lisa Hurley, Phelps County Development Corporation Executive Director Ron Tillery, and Scottsbluff Economic Developer Start Lah will travel to the expo in late January as part of a team that includes representatives from the...
Nebraska's population inches closer to 2 million

Monday, January 29, 2018

Nebraska's population continues to inch closer to the 2 million mark. Census figures released show the state added 12,473 people between July 1, 2016, and July 1 this year, an increase of 0.65 percent. That put the state's total at more than 1.92 million. Nebraska's growth ranked 31st overall by numbers but 20th by percentage. Among bordering states, only Colorado and South Dakota grew faster on a percentage basis than Nebraska. David Drozd of the Center for Public Affairs Research at the University of Nebraska at Omaha called it "another good year," even though the 0.65 percent growth rate was the second-lowest this...
Gov. Ricketts Highlights Success of Yangling-Based Demonstration Farm

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

XI’AN, CHINA – Governor Pete Ricketts applauded the news that the Nebraska (Yangling) Agricultural Sci-Tech Park is fully operational.  The 200-hectare project, also known as a demonstration farm, is located in the Yangling Hi-Tech Agricultural Demonstration Zone west of Xi’an in Nebraska’s sister province, Shaanxi.  Governor Ricketts broke ground on the Yangling demonstration farm during his 2016 trade mission to China. “China’s increasing demand for Nebraska’s 21st-century ag technology is helping our state’s manufacturers grow and expand internationally,” said Governor Ricketts.  “The Yangling demonstration farm is a great example of the opportunities that international partnerships create for Nebraska companies looking to do...
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Code 504 Building New Location in York County

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

1/23/18 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kandi Brown | Chief Financial Officer Code 504, LLC. 402.643.0504; 101   Lisa Hurley, CEcD | Executive Director York County Development Corporation 402.362.3333 | c. 402.326.1125    York County Development Corporation (YCDC) is pleased to announce the recruitment of Code 504, LLC. to York County Nebraska.  The YCDC Board of Directors are very pleased to have them joining the business community. Having outgrown their current rented location in Seward, Code 504 has purchased land on South Lincoln Avenue behind Pyramid Tarps, and will be building a retail store, warehouse with manufacturing space. The final approval of the revised plat will be in February, with a ground...
Barry Kennedy, David Brown and Wendy Birdsall: NAFTA is a key for Nebraska’s economy

Monday, January 22, 2018

Kennedy is president of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Brown is president and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and Birdsall is president and CEO of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. Nebraska and its economy are dependent upon free trade, especially trade with America’s neighbors. This fact was highlighted in a recent report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which found that Nebraska would be one of the 10 states most negatively affected by the United States withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement. That is why we are concerned by threats from the White House to...
In State of the State address, Ricketts unveils budget, tax plans aimed at setting up Nebraska for future growth

Friday, January 19, 2018

LINCOLN — Gov. Pete Ricketts unveiled his newest budget and tax plans to mixed reviews. In his annual State of the State speech, he touted the proposals as doing “what’s right for hard-working Nebraskans” and for the state’s future. “We have to remain laser-focused on growing Nebraska,” he said. “That means cutting red tape, balancing the budget and delivering tax relief.” Ricketts delivered the address — the fourth and last of his current term in office — during a year when state tax revenues continue to lag and demands for property tax cuts are rising. The governor spent much of the speech reviewing the...
Coming Together to Grow YCDC Update 1.8.18

Monday, January 08, 2018

Coming Together to Grow, 1/8/18 Lisa Hurley, CEcD, Executive Director of York County Development Corporation   It’s the time of year when I reflect back over the last year. I’ve been looking over YCDC’s accomplishments since we kicked off our 2018 Investment Drive in December, as we finalize the 2018 YCDC Strategic Plan. 2017 was very busy in our office! We added a staff person, Bre Goben, our Development Coordinator to focus on housing and talent County-wide. Our successes as you read more below, would be our Marketing Hometown America, several business openings, new marketing efforts, and working on over 20 projects, some...
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Coming Together to Grow (YCDC Featured in Business in Focus Magazine)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The York County Development Corporation was established in 1996 and during the past twenty-one years it has been very responsive to the business needs in its community. To read the rest of this impressive feature, please click here and go to page 46.
York County Development Corporation Promotes Area with Virtual Reality Tours

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YORK, NE -- Attracting workers and businesses is the name of the economic development game today and Executive Director for York County Development Corporation.  Lisa Hurly has a game changing strategy. On November 16, 2017, York, NE will begin production on virtual reality tours to bring awareness to the area. Golden Shovel Agency, a national economic development communications firm, will be in town for three days using spherical camera technology to create a workforce and business attraction familiarization tour. Once the virtual reality tours are completed, workers, businesses and site selectors will experience York County in a completely immersive experience. ...
City of York’s 34-acre Industrial Site Comprehensive & Due Diligence Plan Complete

Thursday, October 12, 2017

York County Development Corporation (YCDC) and the City of York is pleased to announce the completion of the Comprehensive Diligence Report for the City of York’s 34-acre Industrial Site. Olsson Associates performed a property assessment and due diligence research of the “York City Site” located south of 25th Street and west of Division Avenue in York, Nebraska. The purpose of the assessment was to review existing property features, identify existing transportation and utility infrastructure, and to analyze the property’s readiness and limitations for industrial development, as well as to create Master Plans for the site and to identify the appropriate...
YCDC attends upcoming FabTech Trade Show with partners

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event is a tradeshow and conference that sets the stage for new ideas, products and technology through interactive exhibits, educational programming and networking opportunities. The massive size of this tradeshow covers more than 550,000 net square feet, more than 35,000 attendees expected, with 1,500 exhibiting companies. Black Hills Energy, Nebraska Public Power District and Lincoln Area Development Partnership sends economic development representatives from their service territory to the FabTech tradeshow in Chicago.  Lisa Hurley, CEcD, Executive Director of York County Development Corporation will be joining these partners at the FabTech Tradeshow November 6th...
York General Partnering with the Community

Monday, October 02, 2017

Have you met Jim Ulrich, CEO of York General? As the largest employer in the county, York General employees around 500 people while providing critical healthcare services to our region. Jim has been in York for eight months but is already making a major impact. He has joined the Board of York County Development Corporation and believes in the importance of being “at the table” to play a role in economic development. In his words, he is here to “help to craft the solution”, whatever the challenge may be. Recently, he sat down with us for an interview. His answers to...
Contract Livestock Production Opportunities in York County

Monday, September 04, 2017

Are you a farmer interested in expanding your business or are you an entrepreneur considering entering the livestock production industry? If so, there are plenty of opportunities in York County. To highlight them, the York County Development Corporation, CVA, NE Department of Agriculture and AFan are working together to host a series of meetings and informational events. York County Development Corporation hosted a meeting in April and another was held in June. These meetings were very productive, bringing people from all over the region to discuss opportunities for new barns in York and Seward counties. Presentations were made regarding Contract Livestock...
Our Success is Your Success

Monday, August 07, 2017

The team at York County Development Corporation continues to strive to help local businesses in York County to sustain, grow and achieve greater levels of success. This requires taking a proactive approach to economic development, working with the community at-large and having both a short and long-term perspective. Some of the ways we are currently helping businesses are: Adding a jobs directory to our website Business After Hours Events Entrepreneur Investigation Camps Succession and retention projects Helping companies to expand Connecting businesses to resources Marketing Hometown America launch Our goal is to keep local businesses happy and to understand what their needs and challenges are. We are flexible in...
Meet Our Development Coordinator, Breanne Goben

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

York County Development Corporation is growing as our investor base, towns, and county are experiencing significant gains in population, business and community participation. This is an exciting time to be in York County and to help further our growth. We have hired a new Development Coordinator – Breanne Goben. Breanne is working to coordinate and promote our efforts in both housing and workforce development. In the past couple months, she has been meeting with businesses throughout the area, conducting meetings as part of our Business Retention and Expansion program, and learning more about the needs of our community. We interviewed her...
YCDC Announcement & Survey

Friday, June 23, 2017

York County Development Corporation (YCDC) is releasing a survey with the purpose of clarifying goals and strategies identified in the previous housing survey and Marketing Hometown America. We will also be utilizing the results in our upcoming strategic plans. Completion of this 26-question survey is voluntary. Results will be reported as a whole. No individual results will be reported to ensure confidentiality of participants. Any questions or comments may be directed to Lisa Hurley, Executive Director of YCDC, at (402) 362-3333 or Thank you for your participation. Take Survey YCDC is pleased to announce a new business owner, Ellyn Leif in the downtown...
Coming Together to Grow June 13, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

I can’t believe it’s summer already. Let me catch you up on some of the activities YCDC has been involved in. Over the last few years, we’ve collaborated with citizens to identify priorities for York County through our Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) interviews, the Marketing Hometown America (MHA) Initiative, the labor study and the housing study. It’s become very apparent that housing development, workforce development, workforce recruitment, the creation of high paying jobs, and the improvement of Liour quality of life are all priorities for our employers and residents alike. What does that mean for YCDC? In order to meet the...
What happens to your business when you’re gone?

Monday, May 22, 2017

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, more than half of all small business owners are 50 or older. Yet, a recent survey by CNBC and the Financial Planning Association found that fewer than 30 percent of small business owners have a succession plan in place. More information.  Thankfully, helping guidance on succession planning in available in York County. Don Freeman is owner of Agri-Products, an innovator in quality agriculture equipment. He’s getting ready to retire himself. A former YCDC founding partner, Freeman recently sat down to offer advice on the matter. Among Freeman’s helpful tips: business owners should start succession planning 5-6...
Celebrating the role of manufacturing

Monday, May 15, 2017

“Manufacturing is more than just putting parts together. It's coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering, as well as final assembly.” ~James Dyson In recent years, U.S. manufacturing has been hard hit by the international economy. But James Dyson’s quote touches on the vital role manufacturing will continue to play. The sector has long provided good jobs and wages across the country. Nebraska’s growing manufacturing sector now includes more than 1,900 manufacturers and employs nearly 100,000 workers. The sector contributes about $14 billion to Nebraska’s total economic output each year (compared to just over $8 billion a decade...
Providing quality higher education locally

Monday, May 08, 2017

“Ensuring quality higher education is one of the most important things we can do for future generations.” ~Ron Lewis, former Kentucky Congressman York College in York County, Nebraska is in the top tier for best colleges in the Midwest and best colleges for veterans, according to the 2015 annual U.S. News and World Report college rankings. In addition, SmartAsset ranked York College near the top among Nebraska colleges for average starting salary after graduation. Ten percent of York County, Nebraska workforce is made up of York College graduates, which means providing a quality education locally makes a difference for our economy. Learn more...
A valuable educational tool

Monday, May 01, 2017

Museums are incredible tools for learning. There’s a big difference between reading about history and actually seeing it on display. “It’s not just academic, it’s not just secondary—it’s something that becomes sensory. When the education process becomes sensory I think it sticks a lot whole lot more in your head,” says York College History Professor Tim McNeese. York College opened the Clayton Museum of Ancient history last year. The formidable collection of ancient historic artifacts spans from the Neolithic Period to the 17th century A.D. Items such as coins, rings, tools, statues, weaponry and more are on display. The museum also helps...
The arts play a vital role in society

Monday, April 24, 2017

The arts play a significant role in stimulating creativity and enhancing our lives. But did you know there’s a relationship between arts education and high achievement in reading and writing as well as high verbal SAT scores? Following a highly successful fundraising effort, York College dedicated the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center in October 2015. The college’s premier music and communication programs will benefit from this first-rate space, which will host a teaching facility focused on the day-to-day needs of students as well as a quality venue for productions and concerts.    Spring 2016 was the inaugural semester for the new facility. The...
A leader in healthcare, a great employer

Monday, April 17, 2017

York General Hospital has a 100-year history. The community nonprofit has expanded over the years to include an acute care hospital with inpatient and outpatient services, a skilled nursing facility, assisted living and home healthcare. York General and its facilities have been recognized with numerous awards over the years. It was named one of iVantage Health Analytics’ Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States earlier this year. Beyond patient care, the company has been honored for workplace satisfaction. Last year, for the second year in a row, York General Health Care Services was selected by Modern Healthcare as...
Merrick County village considering co-op grocery store

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

CLARKS, Neb. (AP) — Residents of a Merrick County village that lost its last local grocery in 2015 are considering establishing a co-op store. An informational meeting has been scheduled for Feb. 22 at the old grocery store in Clarks. The goal: Sell $175,000 in shares for the project to continue. After a previous grocery closed in 2011, local investors bought the Clarks building and opened Len and Jo’s Supermarket. It went out of business in 2015. Since then, residents have been patronizing the local convenience store or driving 10 miles to the nearest supermarket in Central City. U.S. Census figures show more...
What goes into site selection?

Monday, April 10, 2017

Selecting the right site for a business is a critical decision. It can make the difference between success and failure. Factors such as geography, utilities and transportation all weigh heavily into the equation. A region's labor market is another huge consideration. The YCDC conducted a wage and benefit analysis to make this research easy for businesses looking to relocate to York County, Nebraska. We aim to have the most current and accurate information available and can tailor the information for your business. Learn more about York County’s skilled and motivated workforce and find detailed information about the area’s labor market.
Governor: It’s going to take Nebraska grit

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

YORK – With the governor’s budget modification bill on the floor of the legislature this week . . . and passage likely . . . the state’s budget will be back in balance despite an approximate $900 revenue shortfall. This week, while visiting York, Governor Pete Ricketts said cuts had to be made and it will take “Nebraska grit” to keep spending down in the long-term. “We have to control spending to hold our budget in balance,” Ricketts said. “This budget is important because it sets the path for the next budget for the next biennium.” The governor says spending could grow at...
Matching workers with jobs

Monday, April 03, 2017

The U.S. economy is showing signs of rebounding from the Great Recession. The national unemployment rate has remained steady at about 5 percent in 2016. York County, Nebraska's unemployment rate is even lower: it's less than 3 percent. Connecting workers with jobs is a shared goal of area economic developers and chambers in York County, Fillmore County and Hamilton County. That's why we all team up with the Nebraska Department of Labor to put on the Tri-County Job Fair and Career Day each year. The fourth annual event will take place March 7, 2017. Students can explore various career paths, college students...
Local internships, part-time jobs could help Nebraska economy

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

“There’s a much better job market for students leaving college than there was five to 10 years ago,” said Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The BBR studies many economic issues within the community–typically economic growth and development problems in a domestic context. These findings not only reveal how the local economy is looking right now, but they also help predict issues community businesses and consumers might face in the future. Some examples include changes in education, gaps in labor market skills, gaps in business confidence, agricultural changes and more. Although initially interested in...
Stimulating creativity through the arts

Monday, March 27, 2017

“In my own philanthropy and business endeavors, I have seen the critical role that the arts play in stimulating creativity and in developing vital communities … the arts have a crucial impact on our economy and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery, and achievement in our country.” ~Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft The leadership at York College recognizes the importance of supporting the arts. Twenty-five percent of the college’s student body participates in arts classes. The recently opened Bartholomew Performing Arts Center has unleashed new opportunities for YC students and area youth. In addition, the community has access to...
Rural economy survey shows growth in Nebraska, Iowa, but overall decline in Midwest

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Variations in energy and agriculture may determine decline or growth in the rural economies of 10 Midwestern states. According to a monthly Creighton University survey of 170 bankers in the states, the overall economy in the states declined for the 17th straight month. But five of the states — Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota — showed economic growth, while Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota and Wyoming showed declines. Creighton economist Ernie Goss, who conducts the survey, said although farm prices are down from a year ago, there are factors that are helping rural areas in some of the states. “The negatives...
A billion-dollar business, built in York

Monday, March 20, 2017

People are the primary building blocks of any successful enterprise. When Kelly Holthus took a job at First National Bank of York, Elijah “Lige”Leavitt was the owner and his mentor. Holthus remembers Leavitt’s advice, “If you take care of the people, the profits will take care of themselves.” Kelly Holthus eventually took over First National Bank and changed its name to Cornerstone Bank. The company now has 38 banking locations in 29 communities as well as 15 insurance offices. The business’ assets are valued at $1.5 billion. Holthus never forgot the importance of personal relationships and that hometown banking perspective. He continues...
Gov. Ricketts announces schedule for this year’s Governor’s Ag Conference

Friday, March 17, 2017

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Friday, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the agenda for the 29th Annual Governor’s Ag Conference, an important event for farmers, ranchers, ag leaders and key agri-business managers in Nebraska. The conference is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 14-15, 2017, at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Kearney.  “As we celebrate Nebraska’s 150th birthday this year, we praise the pioneers who worked the land and gave the state such a solid foundation. It took Nebraska grit for our ancestors to come to what was then considered as the Great American Desert and turn it into some of the most...
2017 NAHTF Application Guideline Workshops

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Nebraska Department of Economic Development staff will conduct Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund Program (NAHTF) Application Guideline Workshops to answer questions, and share information about the application preparation and submittal process, which includes eligible activities for 2017. Non-profits and local units of government that are interested in seeking NAHTF funds are encouraged to send staff along with other interested persons involved in the grant-seeking process to the workshop. All NAHTF Application Guideline Workshops are free. Please complete the online registration. Continue reading here.
Every Student, Every Day: A motto to live by in York Public Schools

Thursday, March 16, 2017

York Dukes wear many hats. No two students are the same. The student body would stand no chance of fitting under one metaphoric umbrella, not that the administration would wish to try and make that happen. In York Public Schools, individuality is celebrated and specialized instruction is the cornerstone of education. Every Student, Every Day. That’s the motto, and the Dukes live by it. It’s a way of life for administrators and teachers in York, a town of nearly 8,000 located 45 minutes west of Lincoln along I-80. Click here for the complete feature.
Ancient history has more relevance than you might think

Monday, March 13, 2017

“Ancient Rome still matters for very different reasons–mainly because Roman debates have given us a template and a language that continue to define the way we understand our own world and think about ourselves, from high theory to low comedy, while prompting laughter, awe, horror and admiration in more or less equal measure.” ~Mary Beard, Classics scholar York College established the Clayton Museum of Ancient History in September of 2015. The collection of artifacts that span from the Neolithic Period to the 17th century A.D. The core of the collection focuses on the ancient Roman soldier and includes items such as...
Bridging the skills gap

Monday, March 06, 2017

A recent survey of 500 CEOs by Adecco found that 92 percent of executives think American workers aren't as skilled as they need to be. Thankfully, this "skills gap" is a problem that can be remedied. One method to mitigate the skills gap is to develop existing talent by expanding educational programs with new degree, certificate, diploma and apprenticeship programs. The new York Regional Learning Center Campus at Southeast Community College represents a perfect opportunity to bring the area's educational options in line with the skills in demand by area employers. YCDC's Skills Ready Gap Analysis provides information on projected workforce...
Ensuring a skills-ready workforce

Monday, February 27, 2017

Finding employees with the appropriate level of skill to perform a job is one of the biggest challenges facing businesses in today’s workplace. Finding creative ways to close this “skills gap” will benefit businesses, employees and the overall economy. That’s why YCDC has developed a new feature on our website. The Skills Ready Model is a wonderful resource to help connect businesses to the right employees. Want to know more about the occupations and wages of the skilled workers for the Logistics, Advanced Manufacturing and/or Agri-business industry sectors? All you have to do is fill out a form and you will...
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YCDC Announces recruitment of McCarthy Holthus Law Firm

Thursday, February 23, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:   Chad Neel | Chief Business Operating Officer McCarthy ♦ Holthus LLP m. 1770 4th Avenue  San Diego  CA 92101 d. 214.291.7691 | c. 303.817.0773 | f. 866.807.4082 e.   Lisa Hurley, CEcD | Executive Director York County Development Corporation 402.362.3333 | c. 402.326.1125    York County Development Corporation (YCDC) is pleased to announce the recruitment of McCarthy & Holthus, LLP, to York County Nebraska.  The YCDC Board of Directors are very pleased to have them joining the business community.   The law firm of McCarthy & Holthus, LLP, based in San Diego, California has opened an office at 224 E. 6th Street in York. The offices will be managed...
Company with long history in York invested in expansion in 2016

Monday, February 20, 2017

York Cold Storage was originally started to support the egg industry back in 1946. Back then the company’s main purpose was food preservation.  This makes 2016 the 70 year of operating in York. The facility in York, Nebraska has expanded to include over 750,000 square feet of refrigerated space (3,000,000 cubic feet) and features a seventeen-truck platform, processing and quick freezing facilities, and the capability to process and pack poultry, pork and beef. York Cold Storage employs 70 people and is invested in $3 million expansion and remodel, which will necessitate hiring additional employees. According to the general manager, a centralized location...
Convention Center is good for business

Monday, February 13, 2017

You might be surprised to find an $8 million convention center in the small town of York, Nebraska. Cornerstone Bank president Kelly Holthus, who secured the private donations needed for the facility and generously donated it to the city of York spearheaded the Holthus Convention Center.   The 40,000 square foot convention center opened in 2014. It’s strategically located in the heart of Nebraska, at the crossroads of Highway 81 and Interstate 80. The impressive facility has a state-of-the-art audiovisual system and six retractable video screens. Total events by the end of October 2016 exceed 600 since opening.  These have included:  300+...
Integrity is critical to leadership and success

Monday, February 06, 2017

“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.” ~Dwight D. Eisenhower Jeff Krejci may be the embodiment of this quote from President Eisenhower. Krejci is a true leader. He’s the president of Cornerstone Bank, a company that has taken the lead in investing in our local economic development efforts with a Diamond Level YCDC membership. Krejci was inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame. The former Huskers standout earned first-team All-Big 8 and honorable mention...
A Livestock Friendly County

Monday, January 30, 2017

Did you know that livestock is Nebraska's largest agriculture industry? Nearly 50% of all agriculture receipts originate from livestock sales. York County is a Livestock Friendly Community. This program of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture recognizes counties that support the state’s livestock industry. In the 2012 Census of Agriculture, York County was ranked ninth in the state in terms of market value of agricultural products per acre, a hefty proportion of this comes from livestock and livestock products. Livestock and livestock products are a significant source of income for York County farmers. In 2012, per capita personal income for York County was...
Proud to be known as the Cornhusker State

Monday, January 23, 2017

There’s a reason Nebraska is known as the “Cornhusker State.” Corn is the most widely grown crop in the state. Nebraska-grown corn has many uses. It can feed livestock as well as produce ethanol, distillers’ grains and bioplastics. The state is also the #1 producer of popcorn in the U.S. Three major corn seed companies have production facilities in York County, Nebraska and are conducting innovative research and development too. This is not by accident. York County is a draw because we have outstanding soil and some of the best irrigation in the state.  Dow AgroSciences, DuPont Pioneer and Monsanto all...
A great place for ag businesses to grow

Monday, January 16, 2017

Agriculture makes up a tremendous portion of the Nebraska economy. Nebraska ranks fourth in the country in terms of total agricultural receipts (after California, Texas, and Iowa). Food processing and production is a growing niche in Nebraska. The state has many advantages for small and large food production facilities, including an attractive business climate, a skilled labor force, ready access to raw materials and a prime location central to the national consumer market. Because of this, Pellet Technology USA recently selected York for a production facility.  York Cold Storage updated their facility and expanded capacity and jobs.  Beaver Creek Products,...
Connecting entrepreneurs with opportunities

Monday, January 09, 2017

“The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” ~Benjamin Disraeli, British politician, writer and former Prime Minister Starting a business from the ground up is a formidable challenge. The hard truth is that 9 of 10 start up businesses fail. The good news is that it’s often possible to buy a successful business. Sometimes business owners want to retire and simply don’t have successors. YCDC can help facilitate confidential meetings between business owners and potential buyers. Are you ready for an exciting new business opportunity? Check out the list of available...
Aiming for continuous improvement

Monday, January 02, 2017

With our sluggish economy and fast-paced society, it’s critical for businesses to stay up to date on the latest news and trends—to keep evolving ahead of potential changes that could negatively affect their bottom lines. That’s why YCDC attends trade shows and conferences—to stay apprised regarding target industry inclinations. For example, we’ll learn about transportation and logistics at the Logistics Development Forum ( or advanced manufacturing and ag related businesses at other industry-specific events. We’re scoping out the current landscape and future trends to help pave the way for companies in our region. Such events have great value, because they also give...
Making education accessible and responsive

Monday, December 26, 2016

It’s tough to get a good job these days with a high school diploma. But a four-year college degree isn’t a guarantee either. College tuition is expensive and can cause students to accumulate debt that will take years to pay off. Community colleges and technical schools offer a practical alternative. As part of a five-year strategic plan, Southeast Community College is creating education and training sites in multiple areas around the state of Nebraska. The idea is to expand services and programs based not just on student needs but also on employer needs and community demand. In April 2016, SCC opened the...
An advanced manufacturing mecca

Monday, December 19, 2016

As technology has advanced, the way goods are produced has changed dramatically. Manufacturing processes have become increasingly more sophisticated, automated and efficient. York County Nebraska has embraced these changes and has a number of characteristics making it an ideal location for today’s advanced manufacturing industry. The region has a prime location. By highway, you can reach 90 percent of the United States in two days or less from York County. Air and rail transportation are also viable modes of transport to access markets. The low cost of utilities in York is appealing too. In 2015, Nebraska was 15 percent below the national...
Why become a member of YCDC?

Monday, December 12, 2016

Rip Rapson, CEO of the Kresge Foundation, knows something about the need for cross-sector collaboration in economic development. He once said: “Each partner brings unique assets. Drawing on diverse partners permits a community to bridge traditional divides. Agreeing on shared objectives catalyzes what no single intervention could.” YCDC has been cultivating a diverse membership based on this idea. Our members represent a broad cross section of local communities and business investors that all agree on one primary objective: building a vibrant economy in York County, Nebraska.  Learn more about our members, the benefits of membership and find out how you can help...
Over $200,000 Awarded to Seven Communities for Downtown Planning and Pre-Development Work

Friday, December 09, 2016

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded $206,550 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to seven Nebraska communities to complete Phase I (pre-development and planning) in the Downtown Revitalization category. These projects are designed to develop a strategy for improving businesses and infrastructure within central business districts. The CDBG Downtown Revitalization Category is open to CDBG non-entitlement incorporated municipalities throughout Nebraska. Grants are administered by DED from the State’s annual allocation of CDBG funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Communities that successfully complete the planning phase have the opportunity to apply for Phase II...
The importance of partnerships for growth

Monday, December 05, 2016

Sustainable economic development doesn’t occur in a vacuum. It involves a conscious and concerted effort to improve an area’s economy. It necessitates a variety of strategic partnerships and local allies. YCDC partners with a multitude of area stakeholders invested in making York County stronger, including: the York Area Chamber of Commerce, Henderson Chamber of Commerce, York County Visitors Bureau, York Community Foundation, City of York, York County, York County Schools and colleges, Nebraska Public Power District, Perennial Public Power District,  and other York County communities. These supportive relationships are integral to our long-term success. Learn more about how we’re coming together to...
Coming Together to Grow, 12.1.16

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Are you someone who is interested in growing the county?  Are you wondering how to be more involved?  This is an opportunity for you! York County is your county! On Monday, November 28th, York County Development and York College hosted the first facilitator training for the Marketing Hometown America initiative.  YCDC and York College are leading this program because we believe our County can grow in population if we have a targeted people recruitment marketing plan.    This program will look at what reasons people move to York County and why people leave.  Is it just about the job opportunities or are...
What’s the best way to encourage job growth?

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Economic development efforts often revolve around recruiting large corporations to an area or helping start up companies. Clearly, such efforts are important, but they neglect existing small businesses. Established, small businesses are the real backbone of the economy. Since 1990, big businesses have eliminated 4 million jobs, while small businesses added 8 million new jobs. That’s why YCDC has a special program to help existing businesses grow. Our Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) program entails a personal interview to help evaluate a business’ advantages as well as challenges to growth. Learn more about how our BRE can help your business anticipate trends...
Marketing Hometown America Campaign launches

Thursday, October 27, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Marketing Hometown America comes to York County People move to York County and people leave – what are the reasons?   Is it just about the job opportunities or are there other considerations?   Are there things York County can do to help recruit new residents? Once people have moved to York County, what might encourage new residents to stay? These questions and others will be addressed in a community-wide effort, Marketing Hometown America, beginning in January 2017.  Residents will have opportunities to participate through small group meetings or the community forums. York County Economic Development Corporation and York College are sponsoring...
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Vision Expedition is Coming!

Friday, October 07, 2016

What is Vision Expedition? Vision Expedition is tour of potential commercial/industrial sites & buildings that are available for lease, sale or even to build. Electronic Packets Facebook Event Maps   Who is the target audience? Our target is the area alumni from area high schools, York College and area colleges and universities. Secondary target are those who have a business out of their home, or are thinking of starting a business. Why this demographic? Men and women that are looking for an opportunity to move back to the area to start or pursue their professional goals. When is the event? Friday, October 21st tours beginning at 3 PM, Resource Professionals at York...
Nebraska Diplomats name York “Community of the Year”

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

By Melanie Wilkinson Managing Editor of York News Times YORK – York received important recognition over the weekend as this city and that of Bellevue were named “Communities of the Year” by the Nebraska Diplomat organization. During the Nebraska Diplomats Passport Weekend, a banquet was held Friday at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln – during which the award was presented by Governor Pete Ricketts. Accepting the award, on behalf of the city, was Mayor Chuck Harris. Also attending the awards ceremony were members of the York County Development Corporation and executive director, Lisa Hurley; York City Administrator Tara Vasicek; and members of the York...
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York County receives Livestock Friendly designation

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

By Melanie Wilkinson, Managing Editor of York News Times YORK – The Nebraska Department of Agriculture and the office of Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts officially declared York County to be Livestock Friendly during a brief ceremony held at the courthouse Tuesday morning. The York County Commissioners recessed their regular meeting at 10:15 a.m., and met with many livestock producers, community and business leaders, FFA students, and state and local officials under a tent on the courthouse lawn. The sprinkling rain and colder temperatures did not diminish the enthusiasm as Lisa Hurley, executive director of the York County Development Corporation thanked everyone for attending...

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Program Designed to Expand Knowledge of Manufacturing, Improve Public Perception of Manufacturing Career Opportunities and Thank Our Manufacturers In celebration of National Manufacturing Day 2016, York County Development Corporation (YCDC) has coordinated two (2) separate events for October 7, 2016.  Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.  York County is celebrating on October 7, 2016 with Industry Tours for Educators and a Salute to Manufacturers Business After Hours. Industry Tours for Educators YCDC and York Public Schools (YPS) are excited to partner together for the Industry Tours for Educators, and are including resource partners...
Housing Study Meeting & Draft Plan

Monday, September 05, 2016

York County Housing Study YCDC would like to invite you to a public presentation on the York County Housing Study’s findings and recommendations on September 7th, 2016 at 6:00 PM at York City Council Chamber.  You may reveiw the draft here.   Over the past several months York County Development Corporation (YCDC) has been working on a county-wide housing assessment and strategy plan. The results of this study, which has included surveys, stakeholder group discussions, physical housing assessments, and demographic and economic analysis, are now available for review and comment. Want to know more about what a housing plan is? Here are a few...
Building relationships is good for business

Monday, August 29, 2016

Nebraska Diplomats promotes the state's opportune business climate and its exceptional quality of life. With a membership of more than 286 business executives and community leaders, they’re a heavy hitter in the game of state economic development. YCDC is a participant in Nebraska Diplomats’ alliance of economic development organizations throughout the state. We’re pleased to take part in the Nebraska Diplomats Passport weekend, an extraordinary event where business prospects from around the globe are introduced to our wonderful Midwestern hospitality. The weekend includes a dinner hosted by the governor, awards ceremony, and CEO roundtable. One-on-one business meetings take place, as well...
Courthouse Renovation Concepts

Friday, August 12, 2016

The York County Commissioners have agreed to keep moving forward to the next planning phase for the creation of a new 911 communications center, moving the sheriff’s department to the courthouse basement and relocating several other county offices. Click here to view videos.
Dentlinger reflects on first six months as state’s economic development director

Friday, August 12, 2016

Courtney Dentlinger just passed the six-month mark in her tenure as director of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. Her verdict? So far, so good. “It’s been great,” Dentlinger said. “There are a lot of things going on, a lot of exciting opportunities for the state and for the department, so I’m really enjoying the role. I’m trying to get my feet under me now, but there’s no slowing down. There are just so many opportunities that we foresee, and I’m really excited about a lot of the initiatives that are (on the way).” Click here for the complete article.
Farm Credit Services brings 16 workers for a day

Friday, August 12, 2016

The result of that one call revealed itself at the end of the day Tuesday when several new features remained and a slew of weeds did not. Janda said the 16 people who spent all day working came from the firm’s Grand Island, Kearney and Broken Bow offices. Each region, she explained, selects community service projects. Wessels was chosen for employees on the eastern end of the region. The crew, bearing down on projects all around her as she spoke, said Janda, represent one-third of staff in the region. Click here for the complete article.
Gov. Ricketts, Economic Development Unveil New Agency Management Practices

Friday, August 12, 2016

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) Director Courtney Dentlinger unveiled new management practices for the state’s top marketing and business recruitment agency. At a news conference, state officials said these new management practices would improve the agency’s operations and establish a partnership with the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) to provide accounting and human resources services. “Economic Development is an important state agency because its central focus is growing Nebraska through business recruitment and job creation,” said Governor Ricketts. “Over the course of the first several months of serving the department, Courtney has worked with her...
Latest UNL report sees strong economic growth for Nebraska rest of the year

Friday, August 12, 2016

An economist with the University of Nebraska expects strong economic growth in the state through the remainder of the year. The director of the Bureau of Business Research on the Lincoln campus, Eric Thompson, says the bureau’s leading economic indicator report has been trending upward. “This is the third month out of four where it has risen quite sharply,” Thompson tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN. “That’s very positive indicator for the Nebraska economy during the second half of the year. We should expect strong economic growth, at least in our state, in the second half of 2016.” Click here for the complete...
Local View: It’s time to talk about real economic development in Nebraska

Friday, August 12, 2016

Economic development has a new brand in Nebraska – “Good Life. Great Opportunity.” With this new brand, it is time for new conversations about focused policies and targeted investments that will truly build the kind of economy we want and need. It’s also time to move away from the questionable and risky idea that tax cuts – and particularly income tax cuts – are the silver bullet for economic growth. A good place to begin our state’s economic development conversation is to recognize that Nebraska’s economy is strong and growth has been steady. Over the last decade (2005-2015), Nebraska ranked 5th in...
Nebraska Department of Economic Development taking steps to respond to themes found in 3 recent audits

Friday, August 12, 2016

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development is tightening up its management practices in response to a trio of recent audits. Courtney Dentlinger, the department director, said at a press conference Monday that none of the audits found problems with misappropriation of state funds. But she said they all pointed out areas in which the department needs to improve. The audits include one by the State Auditor’s Office and one by the federal government, both of which she described as routine. The department oversees $26.3 million per year of federal funds, most of which goes for housing development. Click here for the complete article.
Stebbing joins Henderson firm

Friday, August 12, 2016

Kroeker & Kroeker Insurance & Real Estate Inc., located in Henderson, has announced that Steven Stebbing has joined the firm to further develop their growing portfolio of regional personal, farm, commercial and crop insurance accounts. He comes with a wealth of experience within the insurance industry, having spent the last eleven years at Pathway Insurance Agency where he has been instrumental in developing customer relationships with agricultural-based producers and businesses. Stebbing has been an insurance agent and manager for over eighteen years and has acquired the highly coveted Certification Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS) designations. He joins...
Council approves TIF for downtown business

Monday, July 25, 2016

The York City Council unanimously approved an application for Tax Increment Financing for a project in downtown York. The application was filed by Brian and Molly Quick (doing business as Hairbenders Salon) for rehabilitation of the lower floor of the building at 713 North Lincoln Ave. The Quicks presented their application before the council Thursday night, during the city board’s regular meeting. Click here for the complete article.
Department of Roads will factor in economic development potential when selecting highways to improve

Monday, July 25, 2016

State roads officials rolled out a new process for selecting highway improvement projects Wednesday to mostly good reviews. For the first time, the Nebraska Department of Roads also is considering economic development potential and gathering public input in deciding which highways to widen and which new interchanges to build. It’s not just about traffic counts, congestion and safety. The consensus Wednesday: Most people appreciated the chance to air their opinions rather than have decisions made in the proverbial “smoke-filled rooms.” Click here for the complete article.
Governor Ricketts Hosts Economic Development Leaders for First Annual Summit

Monday, July 25, 2016

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted a first-of-its-kind Governor’s Summit on Economic Development in Lincoln to unveil a report on Nebraska’s economic development programming. A diverse group of over 400 Nebraskans from across the state attended the inaugural summit including business leaders, economic development executives, and elected officials among numerous others. “This first ever economic development summit in Nebraska provided a tremendous amount of information and baseline recommendations to help the state and our partners develop new growth strategies,” said Governor Ricketts. “These strategies can help us attract and grow companies and high-paying jobs so Nebraska continues to succeed in a global,...
Governor. Ricketts Launches New State of Nebraska Brand

Monday, July 25, 2016

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) unveiled the new State of Nebraska brand at a launch event kicking off the first annual Governor’s Summit on Economic Development. The tagline, “Good Life. Great Opportunity.” is the foundation of the brand, which includes a new logo and website. Governor Ricketts said the brand reflects Nebraska’s historic strengths and projects a vision for the future. “‘Good Life. Great Opportunity.’ is a phrase Nebraskans can embrace. From Sandhills ranches to Omaha high rises, this brand is inspired by the men and women who grew Nebraska for our first 150...
Housing as a prerequisite for economic growth

Monday, July 25, 2016

Satisfaction with housing is an important factor in measuring quality of life. If quality, affordable housing opportunities aren’t available, businesses have more trouble attracting and retaining good employees. A shortage of affordable options can negatively affect economic growth. That’s why YCDC has prioritized the preparation of a county-wide housing study over the course of the next six months. Citizens, public service organizations, businesses, and other stakeholders will be invited to comment in focus groups and on surveys. After the data is analyzed, the goal is to outline York County housing needs and develop a plan for improvement. Find out more about this...
Residents encouraged to take survey about York

Monday, July 25, 2016

The City of York is currently in the process of preparing a detailed upgrade and update of the comprehensive plan . . . and residents of the city are encouraged to participate by taking an online survey about how their view this community. “This comprehensive plan will help our community establish a vision for the future,” say local officials. “The plan will identify policies and projects that will address important opportunities and lead to efficient and attractive development. Your participation in this survey will help us define community needs and produce a plan that helps realize York’s potential.” Click here for the...
Small town America, big advantages for business

Monday, July 18, 2016

If you’re looking to relocate your business, don’t overlook York County, Nebraska! Our central U.S. location at the intersection of US Hwy 81 and Interstate 80 is competitive and encourages a diverse industry base. York County has a state-of-the-art fiber network, some of the lowest utility rates in the country, and was ranked #1 for lowest tax costs for new firms. And our workforce has a solid Midwestern work ethic. York County is also a great place to live. We have excellent K-12 and higher education opportunities, a solid health care system and low property taxes. The close proximity to Nebraska’s capital...
Cultivating youth entrepreneurship

Monday, July 11, 2016

Did you know that the rate of unemployment for Americans ages 16-24 is more than double the rate of unemployment for all age groups? That’s a significant problem, and likely contributes to the high rates of Millennials still living with their parents. In York County Nebraska, 22 percent of our citizens are under the age of 18, which means we need to tackle this problem head-on and ensure our youth are prepared for employment opportunities and thinking towards the future. In the summer of 2016, the York County Development Corporation, York Chamber and York Public Schools are partnering together to facilitate...
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Hometown Housing Opportuniities

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

York County Development Corporation is hosting Hometown Housing Opportunities, Town Hall Meeting in Partnership with USDA. Hometown Housing Opportunities, Town Hall Meeting Set for York   York, Nebraska  July 6, 2016 — York, Polk and Fillmore county area residents are invited to a public meeting at the York Country Club located at 1016 W Elm Street in York, Nebraska on July 20, 2016 at 5 p.m. The meeting will focus on opportunities available for families and individuals to achieve the dream of homeownership.  USDA Rural Development has approximately $120 million available in Nebraska to assist with meeting the housing needs in rural communities.   Expanding...
The info businesses want

Monday, July 04, 2016

One YCDC’s primary goals is to attract businesses to York County. This is a challenging endeavor, but one that can be made simpler by good data. We invested in a labor study by Smart Solutions so that we can have powerful information at hand to help convince business prospects. The final study outlines the availability of skilled labor and the cost of labor—two crucial factors in site selection. It will include a model for key target areas (advanced manufacturing, logistics, agribusiness) as well as information on the workforce for a given industry. A Wage & Salary Report was completed is available to...
Find and publicize jobs

Monday, June 27, 2016

Finding a job is a difficult process, but we’re trying to make it easier. The York County Development Corporation website now features a local job directory! Are you a jobseeker? Visit our site to search by job category, title, company name, and more. We also feature links to other area job searches including the York News Times and NEWorks. Check it out! If you’re a business looking to publicize a job opening, we can help you too! Our webform makes it simple to submit job opportunities. It’s also free! Visit our site today to publish jobs and connect with area talent....
Advanced manufacturing industry thrives in Nebraska

Monday, June 20, 2016

Looking for a location for your advanced manufacturing plant? Consider Nebraska. Many companies have found the state helps them grow their companies and their profits. Nebraska has some serious competitive advantages. Geographically, we’re at the center of the nation. We have a well-educated workforce and low energy costs. A recent study showed that fabricated metal product manufacturing is the second largest manufacturing subsector (in terms of employment). The report showed that Nebraska plants have a competitive edge, since labor costs are about 10.4 percent less than the average labor costs for the 15 other states studied. Nebraska’s estimated energy costs for a...
We’re growing stronger together

Monday, June 13, 2016

The York County Development Corporation relies on individual and business investments to keep our programs running. With the help of your investments, we have been able to grow our programs over the years. We’re growing a stronger community together. Our annual membership campaign ran through March. This year, our goal was $70,000. If you value our programs to retain and expand existing businesses and recruit new businesses, please consider becoming a member today! We have several levels of membership, which include valuable benefits. Pledges can be paid monthly, annually, quarterly, or semiannually. Learn more about membership benefits: Download a membership form and return...
Learn and improve

Monday, June 06, 2016

Former GE CEO Jack Welch once said, “An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.” Smart business owners will heed his advice. Learning and continuous improvement are essential in today’s competitive market. That’s why YCDC partners with both the Henderson and York Chambers to offer “Lunch and Learns” throughout the year. These valuable lunchtime business meetings feature experts on topics relevant to entrepreneurs, such as business plans, financing, and succession. The meeting includes lunch and is $15. Call the York County Development Corporation to find out more 402-362-3333 or sign up for our...
Small town life has big benefits

Monday, May 30, 2016

In today’s fast-paced digital world, small town life is especially appealing. There’s a sense of authenticity. The pace of life is slower, traffic jams don’t exist, and your neighbors know you by name. Increasingly, young families are moving to small towns. York County Nebraska is attracting young people. Why are they coming here? They want to raise a family in a place where they feel like they’re part of the community. A place that has outdoor recreation and activities for kids as well as great schools and healthcare. They see that our community is working together and is encouraging small businesses and...
Education as an economic investment

Monday, May 23, 2016

What’s the best way to grow a local economy? Invest in higher education. A study by the Economic Policy Institute found a correlation between median wages and educational attainment. It also showed that investments in education help attract high-wage employers. YCDC is always looking for ways to improve the York County workforce. We’re particularly excited about the opportunities that will become available with the new Southeast Community College York Regional Learning Center campus. The center will offer a variety of credit and non-credit courses. Their focus on industry and business needs will ensure individuals have the education and skills to get good...
4-H developing youth leaders for a stronger community

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

While everyone may have their own definition of what age range constitutes a “youth leader” it is important to remember that all of them are our future leaders. These youth are the ones who will be leading our country in the near future.  Yes, sooner than everyone realizes!  As community members, the responsibility falls on everyone to ensure these youth leaders are being provided every opportunity they deserve. Click here for the complete article.
Business Beat

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

De Pope opened her first Prim & Proper location at 616 N. Lincoln Avenue in June 2014 with an idea and seven vendors. That idea proved to be a good one as she recently opened a second location, Prim & Proper, Too at 119 East 6th Street. She now has 66 vendors and much more room for the display of the many items featured in both stores. Click here for the complete article.
iVantage names York General Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

York General Hospital was recently named one of iVantage Health Analytics’ Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States. York General is one of six hospitals in the state of Nebraska to receive this prestigious honor. “York General is proud of the efforts of our staff and the physicians who practice here.  Together they have  contributed to our achieving this designation,” said CEO Charles Schulz. “We are truly honored to be recognized as one of the top Critical Access Hospitals in the United States.” Click here for the complete article.
Location, location, location

Monday, May 16, 2016

Deciding where to locate a business is one of the most critical decisions a business owner can make. Companies need to consider a variety of factors, including: supply chain factors, infrastructure, utility costs, and available transportation networks. Geographic location can be a serious competitive advantage. You can’t get much more central than York County Nebraska. York has been called a "truckers oasis" because some of America’s busiest and most far-reaching roadways run through it. Shipments can be trucked to 90 percent of the Continental United States in 2 days or less. It’s an ideal location for a number of industries, including agricultural...
YCDC Platinum Member Spotlight – Henderson State Bank

Monday, May 09, 2016

Business: Henderson State Bank President: Kevin D. Postier Description: Henderson State Bank is a full service, small town bank with offices in Henderson, York and Greeley, Nebraska. The bank began in 1943 as an ag bank. Seventy-five percent of loans were made to farmers. Today, the bank specializes in ag and commercial operating, equipment and real estate loans. Consumer lending and banking are also available at all locations. Their motto: “We Are Growing to Meet Your Needs! Locations: Henderson, Greeley, York, Giltner Website: ------ During the YCDC 2016 membership campaign, we’re focused on expanding our impact by increasing our Diamond and Platinum level members. You...
Great business opportunities

Monday, May 02, 2016

Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming. ~Richard Branson Seasoned entrepreneurs heed this apt advice. They’re always looking ahead to the next great business opportunity. If you’re a newbie, or want us to do some of the legwork, YCDC can serve as an important resource. Our website features a list of established business for sale. We can tell you about unpublished opportunities as well. Are you ready to take on an exciting new business prospect? Check out our site and give us a call to discuss the possibilities!
Reversing brain drain

Monday, April 25, 2016

Many rural areas of America struggle with “brain drain”—a phenomenon where young graduates leave their small hometowns to go to college. Post-college, they don’t typically move back. They go where they can find good job opportunities. This hurts rural economies and businesses. In part, to address this problem—and as directed by their 5-yr strategic plan, Southeast Community College in Nebraska is expanding opportunities, developing education and training sites throughout 15 counties in the southeastern portion of the state. The goal is to increase accessibility for students—and at the same time improve the workforce available to area businesses. A York Regional Learning Center...
York County Development Corporation Attends Economic Development Training With National Speaker

Friday, April 22, 2016

For immediate release York County Development Corporation Attends Economic Development Training With National Speaker York, Nebraska 4/21/16 Lisa Hurley from York County Development Corporation recently attended a training program designed to provide rural Nebraskan economic development (ED) professionals with information on the latest tools, strategies, and trends in economic development. The training, co-sponsored by Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) and Black Hills Energy (BHE), featured nationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant Janet Ady, president and CEO of the Madison, WI based firm Ady Advantage. The program provided the latest information on site selection, capacity readiness, and talent strategies.   Economic development organizations (EDOs) are the first...
A prime location for business

Monday, April 18, 2016

Over the last decades, the process of moving goods from one place to another has become faster, more reliable, and more technologically advanced. But if you’re a transportation, logistics, or warehousing business, starting out from a central geographic location certainly gives you a competitive edge. York County, Nebraska is in such a prime location. Ninety percent of the United States is accessible within a 2-day drive due to York County’s extensive highway infrastructure, which includes Interstate 80, U.S. Highway 81 (also known as the Pan-American Highway) and U.S. Highway 34. York County is also convenient to rail and air transportation and has...
YCDC Platinum Member Spotlight - Ayars & Ayars, Inc.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Business: Commercial Construction Owner: Mike Ayars Description: A commercial construction company whose services include: design-build, construction management, general contacting, maintenance, and repair as well as self performed work in: metal erection, concrete, masonry, and carpentry. Ayars & Ayars helps customers develop, design, and construct a wide range of projects, from a few thousand dollars to several million dollars. We thank Ayars & Ayars for their investment in YCDC and York County communities. Locations: Lincoln, Omaha, Twin Cities - MN Website: -------------- During the YCDC 2016 membership campaign, we’re focused on expanding our impact by increasing our Diamond and Platinum level members. You can join Ayars &...
Pellet Technology USA selects York for first production facility

Thursday, April 07, 2016

7th April, 2016 Press Release – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE York County Development Corporation Lisa Hurley, Executive Director 402.362.3333 Pellet Technology USA selects York For First Production Facility York, NE – (April 5, 2016) – York County Development Corporation is pleased to announce Pellet Technology USA will be building their first production facility on North Division Ave. in York, Nebraska.  The company will be making a multi-million dollar investment and creating 38 new jobs at start-up. An additional economic impact will be the company’s purchase of excess corn stover for use in the manufacturing of high quality animal feed.  Corn stover bales will come mainly from...
York County Development Corporation’s Executive Director to be featured twice in April

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

York County Development Corporation’s Executive Director to be featured twice in April. York, NE – (April 5, 2016) –  On April 6, 2016, Lisa Hurley, YCDC’s Executive Director will be on Golden Shovel’s Expert Webinar “Best Practices for an Economic Development Website Award Winner". This will be a joint session presented by Lisa Hurley, Executive Director at York County Development Corporation, Bob Henningsen, Partner at Smart Solutions Group and Aaron Brossoit, Golden Shovel's CEO.  Websites are a critical public face for any economic development organization. Whether large or small, economic development organizations needs to think strategically and as an economic development...
We help businesses plan for the future

Monday, April 04, 2016

You probably have a will—a plan for when you leave this world that protects your assets and ensures they’re divided appropriately. But if you’re a business owner, have you thought about what happens when you leave? Whether or not you have a successor, you should have a concrete plan in place. Succession planning can be viewed as a will—or directive—for your business. It's a critical but often neglected plan that enumerates what should occur if something happens to you, or if you decide to retire or move on. YCDC has the expertise to provide important guidance on the process of business succession....
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City of York Receives Economic Development Recertification

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

MARCH 29, 2016 (LINCOLN, NEB.)—Today, State of Nebraska officials announced that York, Neb. (pop. 7,878) has earned recertification in the Nebraska Economic Development Certified Community Program. Business Development Consultant Deb Eggelston, of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, recognized the city during the York County Development Corporation’s annual meeting on Tuesday, March 29th. The city was originally certified in March 2011. The program is sponsored by the Nebraska Diplomats and administered by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. Designation as a Nebraska Economic Development Certified Community indicates that York is prepared for business growth and ready to meet the needs of companies...
Training and education spark growth

Monday, March 28, 2016

Ensuring individuals have the education and skills to get good jobs in industries that are growing in your area is one of the proven methods of growing a local economy. That’s why we’re thrilled Southeast Community College is opening a York Regional Learning Center campus in 2016. View website here. SCC’s goal is to have a Learning Center no farther than 35 miles from anyone living in the college’s 15-county region. In addition to York (and their current locations), SCC is developing new campuses in Nebraska City, Falls City, Plattsmouth, Wahoo and Hebron. The underlying vision is to promote lifelong learning and...
Fueling community growth

Monday, March 21, 2016

Economic development is a long-range team effort. It entails the careful planning and ongoing coordination of a broad range of stakeholders. It benefits from public and private partnerships and financial investment. The YCDC is fortunate to receive government funding to help pay for our operating costs. But we're restricted from using the majority of this funding for many of our valuable services, such as meetings, seminars, trainings, prospect visits, job fairs, business tours, and events like the Career Day. We invite private investors to get involved through our membership program. The program offsets our program costs and provides businesses with real benefits....
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SCC York Regional Learning Center website

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Southeast Community College launches website page for the York Regional Learning Center. You may see current information here: YCDC continues to work with SCC officials through program development and remains excited to see how the the Center complements other workforce development efforts throughout York County.
Students, save the date for Career Day

Monday, March 14, 2016

Choosing a career can be overwhelming. Many high school students don’t know where to start. That’s why YCDC’s annual Career Day has become so popular. Last year, 150 students from 10 area high schools attended. This year, Career Day takes place on March 22 at Holthus Convention Center in York. Students can attend business panels about the jobs available now, and hear about anticipated regional jobs for the future. There will be career panels from a number of different industries, including: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources, Communications and Information Systems, Skilled & Technical Sciences, Health Services, Human Services & Education, Business,...
Tri-County Job Fair and Career Day Coming Soon!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Are you looking for a job?  Are you looking for a career?  Are you looking for employees? Mark your calendars for the 2016 Job Fair and Career Day on March 22, 2016. An online event page has been created at, please make sure you follow this. Click here for the complete details.
Connecting jobseekers with opportunities

Monday, March 07, 2016

Are you looking for a job? Our annual Job Fair event is the perfect time to make connections and see what opportunities are available. The Tri-County Job Fair takes place March 22 at Holthus Convention Center in York, Nebraska from 2:30 - 7:00 pm.  Ruth Peters, Nebraska Department of Labor, is reviewing resumes before the Job Fair. If you’d like her help in polishing your resume for the event, contact her at 402.362.5891 or We have a list of jobs area employers are looking to fill on our website. If you’re a business that wants to connect with jobseekers, we have booths...
Gov. Ricketts Announces Site Selection Award

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Magazine ranks Nebraska second highest for most qualifying new and expanded facilities per capita OMAHA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Site Selection magazine has awarded Nebraska with its Governor’s Cup as the number two state in the nation in 2015 with the most qualifying new and expanded facilities per capita. “This Governor’s Cup confirms Nebraska has a fantastic team in our economic development community committed to growing our state,” said Governor Ricketts.  “I know from personal experience that when you hire a Nebraskan, you get someone who is well-educated, has a great work ethic, is loyal to your company, and...
New learning center will make York more competitive

Monday, February 29, 2016

Colleges offer a wonderful creative environment that empowers students, inspires learning, and encourages new ideas. Often colleges help to cultivate entrepreneurial ideas, which is great for economic development.   That’s why YCDC helped convince Southeast Community College to choose York for one of their Regional Learning Centers. “SCC’s presence in York will have a lasting impact on our community,” said YCDC director Lisa Hurley. “Their ability to respond to business and industry workforce training needs will strengthen our competitive advantages.”   The Center will feature training in: business, logistics, culinary arts and more. Learn more about the Center.  
A prime location for business

Monday, February 22, 2016

Over the last decades, the process of moving goods from one place to another has become faster, more reliable, and more technologically advanced. But if you’re a transportation, logistics, or warehousing business, starting out from a central geographic location certainly gives you a competitive edge.   York County, Nebraska is in such a prime location. Ninety percent of the United States is accessible within a 2-day drive due to York County’s extensive highway infrastructure, which includes Interstate 80, U.S. Highway 81 (also known as the Pan-American Highway) and U.S. Highway 34.   York County is also convenient to rail and air transportation and has...
Investing in a vibrant economy

Monday, February 15, 2016

If you’re a businessperson, you probably belong to national business or professional associations. You probably pay some membership dues and receive some nominal benefits as a result, like a magazine subscription.   But consider this: when you become a member of YCDC, you're investing in the economic growth of our local community. You’re helping us work towards a stronger York County. You can feel confident that we use every available resource to help area businesses grow and to give new businesses a jumpstart. In addition, we welcome your involvement and expertise. For every $1000 invested, your company qualifies for a seat on our...
Help us grow area businesses

Monday, February 08, 2016

“One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.” ~Michael Korda, writer and former editor-in-chief for Simon & Shuster   In 2015, YCDC had wonderful success. We accomplished business successions, expansions, and recruitment. We’ve got great future prospects too. But we can’t rest now; it’s critical to keep our momentum going, to keep pushing forward towards larger economic development goals for York County.   It’s also important to acknowledge we couldn’t do any of this without the generous investment of our members. Learn more about our member organizations, find out about investor benefits, and fill out a membership form today via...
Coincidence can lead to opportunity

Monday, February 01, 2016

Psychiatrist Carl Jung coined the term “synchronicity” to describe coincidences that appear to be related but that don't have a direct causal link. He advised we should pay attention to such meaningful coincidences.   In business, an endless number of significant and often related variables are constantly at play. But it's easy to miss out on opportunities if you're not paying strict attention and asking the right questions. YCDC's Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) program uses Synchronist Software to identify the services businesses need and the community's ability to meet those needs. BRE meetings take about an hour. They address community strengths and...
Coming Together to Grow 1.22.16

Friday, January 22, 2016

Coming Together to Grow Lisa Hurley, York County Development Corporation   Roads.  Are you tired of hearing me talk about them yet?  I hope not, because we have reached a critical junction in proposed capital projects becoming priority projects.  On Tuesday, January 19, York County Commissioner Randy Obermier and I attended a Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) public meeting on their prioritization.  We both walked away knowing our region has to be very vocal, or projects we are interested may be left behind. NDOR is updating its capital improvement project prioritization process to reflect economic impact.  It is also identifying the next 10 years...
York County Housing Survey & Job Fair Reminders

Monday, January 04, 2016

York County Housing Survey Reminder We have had 206 responses for our County-wide Housing Survey. If you haven't responded, please do!  You'll find the survey at the following link: Please share this information, as all York County’s residents input is needed! Feel free to share this email, as the survey is for anyone who lives in York County.  The results will be utilized in the York County Housing Study.   Reminder – YCDC is taking booth registrations for the March 22, 2016 Tri-County Career Day/Job Fair. The event will be held at the Holthus Convention Center, 3130 Holen Avenue, in York, NE. New Components This...
SCC York Regional Learning Center

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

YCDC is always looking for ways to improve the York County workforce.  We're particularly excited about the opportunities that will become available with the new Southeast Community College York Regional Learning Center Campus.  Last week showed two additional steps in making this campus a reality.    First, was the first meeting of the York Regional Learning Center Advisory Council, which will help guide the program development being created for the York region.  At this meeting, YCDC was able to present the first draft of a skills gap analysis (final will be released in 2016).     Second, was the York Citiy Council approving the...
Nebraska is 2nd in Polina's Top 10 Pro-Business States

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

NOVEMBER 10, 2015 (LINCOLN, NEB.)—Nebraska has been named one of America’s ten most business-friendly states for 2015 by Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Inc., a national leader in corporate site selection based in Chicago. The ranking is based on independent research conducted by Pollina. Nebraska ranked second behind Utah. It moved up a spot from its last Pollina ranking. States rounding out the top ten were Indiana, Virginia, Kansas, North Dakota, North Carolina, Wyoming, Missouri and Michigan. “If you’re a corporate executive who has never considered Nebraska as a possible location, then you should probably add Nebraska to your list of possibilities. Governor...
York County Housing Survey

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Do you rent or own in York County?  Have you thought of buying or renting a larger house, or downsizing?  Do we have what you want on the market?  York County Development Corporation is in the process of facilitating a County-wide Housing Study to assess our needs.  We are now doing a short County-wide Housing Survey as part of the process.  Please share this invitation, as all York County’s residents input is needed!  Please follow the following link:
A-FAN Presents Livestock Friendly Presentation at County Board Meeting

Thursday, October 29, 2015

On Tuesday, the York County Board heard a presentation by Willow Holoubek, the Executive Director of Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (A-FAN) regarding becoming designated as a Livestock Friendly County. Ms. Holoubek stated “A Livestock Friendly designation is not intended to limit any local zoning authority. It is just a tool for you to tell the world you support agriculture."   The Livestock Friendly Program is a voluntary program that recognizes counties that actively support the livestock industry. Currently, 35 counties in Nebraska participate in the program. The designation tells livestock producers and related businesses that their county wants...
York County Development Corporation Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

York County Development Corporation received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2015 project in the category of General Purpose Website for communities with populations less than 25,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 6, during the 2015 IEDC Annual Conference, which was held October 4-7, in Anchorage, Alaska. “From localized community projects, to large scale endeavors, economic development efforts have played a vital role in the global economy,” said JoAnn Crary, CEcD, Chair of the International Economic Development Council and President of Saginaw Future Inc. “As we...
YCDC Platinum Member Spotlight - Perennial Public Power District

Monday, September 28, 2015

Business: Perennial Public Power District President: Dean Due General Manager: Jamey Pankoke   Description: The Perennial Public Power District was established in 1938 by the Rural Electrification Act. Its mission is to provide reliable and affordable energy to its over 8,000 customers in York and Fillmore Counties in Nebraska.   Location: 2122 S Lincoln Avenue, York, NE Website:   ----- While the York County Development Corporation encourages membership at any level, during its 2015 membership campaign,  it is concentrating on increasing the number of Diamond and Platinum level members. Won’t you join Perennial Public Power District in becoming a Platinum level member ($1,500-$2,499)?   To become a member of the York...
Manufacturing Day Events

Friday, September 25, 2015

Manufacturing Day Events   NEWS RELEASE   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Hurley York County Development Corporation 402-362-3333    YORK COUNTY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION to host Manufacturing Day event on OCTOBER 9, 2015 for THE YORK COUNTY community and SCHOOLS   Program Designed to Expand Knowledge of Manufacturing, Improve Public Perception of Manufacturing Career Opportunities & Thank our Manufacturers   (YORK, NE) September 25, 2016 – In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2015, York County Development Corporation has coordinated two separate events for on October 9th, 2015.  Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.  York County is celebrating on October 9th, 2015 with Industry Tours for...
YCDC Platinum Member Spotlight - Overland Ready Mixed Company

Monday, September 21, 2015

Business: Overland Ready Mixed Company   Description: Overland Ready Mixed Company was founded in 1929 by George P. Abel, Sr. in Lincoln, NE. This was one of the first permanent ready mixed concrete plants in the United States. The company currently operates 17 ready mixed plants, including one in York, NE. Overland Ready Mixed Company is part of NEBCO, Inc.   Location: 501 W 3rd Street, York, NE Website:   ----- While the York County Development Corporation encourages membership at any level, during its 2015 membership campaign,  it is concentrating on increasing the number of Diamond and Platinum level members. Won’t you join Overland Ready Mixed Company...
Agriculture - A vital part of York County’s economy

Monday, September 14, 2015

Agriculture is a vital source of the state’s economy. In 2010, it accounted for 40% of Nebraska’s economic output, according to a report from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. (The 2010 Economic Impact of the Nebraska Agricultural Production Complex:   In 2013, York County produced over 45 million bushels of corn, 325 thousand bushels of sorghum, over 5 million bushels of soybeans, and 7,700 tons of hay. In 2012, it the county had an inventory of 52,000 cattle. With outputs like that, you can bet that York County contributes greatly to the state’s agricultural economy.   The York County Development Corporation wants...
YCDC Platinum Member Spotlight - Midwest Bank

Monday, September 07, 2015

Business: Midwest Bank Bank Chairman: Robin Wilson   Description: Midwest Bank was established in 1997 by members of the Clyde and Lizzie Cooper family, who had a farm near Pilger, NE. The family went into banking in 1952 with the acquisition of Farmers National Bank of Pilger, growing the business to other Nebraska communities, including York. Midwest Bank provides customers with a wide range of banking services in 9 Nebraska communities, emphasizing exceptional personal service.  Midwest Bank opened their York locatin in 2003. Location: 105 W Elm Street, York, NE Website:   ----- While the York County Development Corporation encourages membership at any level, during its 2015...
Agriculture workforce training launched

Thursday, September 03, 2015

York, Neb. – Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts will be the keynote speaker on Thursday, September 3rd  in York as a new partnership kicks off career readiness and agricultural workforce training of York High School sophomores, juniors and seniors. New dual credit agricultural training programs are being offered this year by YHS staff, the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, Central Valley Ag Cooperative and Reinke Manufacturing, Inc. Combined with their classroom and laboratory training by YHS and NCTA faculty, students can gain work certification through internships with CVA and Reinke, said Mike Lucas, superintendent at York Public Schools. “We are extremely excited to see...
YCDC Platinum Member Spotlight - Green Realty & Auction

Monday, August 31, 2015

Business: Green Realty & Auction   Description: Green Realty & Auction was founded by Norm Green. It provides residential, commercial, farm, and acreage real estate services; auction services; and appraisals of real estate and personal property.   Location: 104 S Lincoln Avenue, York, NE   Website:   -----   While the York County Development Corporation encourages membership at any level, during its 2015 membership campaign,  it is concentrating on increasing the number of Diamond and Platinum level members. Won’t you join Green Realty & Auction in becoming a Platinum level member ($1,500-$2,499)?   To become a member of the York County Development Corporation, complete a membership form and return it to...
Why your business should be in York

Monday, August 24, 2015

When it comes to the success of your business, it often comes down to location, location, location.   York County, Nebraska is an ideal location. Want to know why? Let us count the ways.   York has an excellent workforce that’s loyal, hard-working, and well-educated. York is strategically located in the United States, with a variety of transportation and shipping options. York has a diverse economy, with several major industries, including advanced manufacturing, agriculture, and transportation, logistics, and warehousing. York has an outstanding educational system, from K-12 through York College, with a number of other post-secondary institutions within an hour of the county. York has low electric rates...
Community & Business Discussion on Expressway Completion

Friday, August 21, 2015

How do we make Highway 81 be part of the broader Nebraska discussion?    York County Development Corporation is joining the effort to #finishtheexpresswaysystem. 42 miles of Highway 81 between York and Columbus remains to be completed.  It is time for York County businesses and residents to start making more noise, and get involved in identifying needs for our roads. Attend this upcoming meeting where Josh Moenning with 4 Lanes 4 Nebraska will provide an overview and outline goals.  What?  Community & Business Discussion on Expressway Completion When?  Thursday, September 17, 2015, 4:00 pm Where?  Chances ‘R’ Beer Garden Click here for event flyer  
York County - A hotbed of corn research

Monday, August 17, 2015

Wired magazine recently published an article that featured Monsanto’s production of new specialty vegetables. According to the article, “The lettuce, peppers, and broccoli—plus a melon and an onion, with a watermelon soon to follow—aren’t genetically modified at all. Monsanto created all these veggies using good old-fashioned crossbreeding, the same tech­nology that farmers have been using to optimize crops for millennia.”   Monsanto, along with seed companies Dow AgroSciences and Pioneer Hi-Bred International, have locations in York County, Nebraska. All are doing research and development in the county. Monsanto opened its corn seed research facility near Waco in 2006, and has since...
YCDC Platinum Member Spotlight - Community Title Company

Monday, August 10, 2015

Business: Community Title Company   Owner: Amy Lindsley   Owner/Manager: Amie Kopcho   Description: Community Title Company is a locally-owned business that provides a variety of title and real estate services, including escrow, abstracting, title insurance, 1031 exchange, construction disbursement, and closing services in For-Sale-By-Owner situations.   Location: 610 North Lincoln Avenue, York, NE   Website:   -----   While the York County Development Corporation encourages membership at any level, during its 2015 membership campaign,  it is concentrating on increasing the number of Diamond and Platinum level members. Won’t you join Community Title Company in becoming a Platinum level member ($1,500-$2,499)?   To become a member of the York County Development Corporation, complete a membership...
Celebrate York County’s manufacturers on National Manufacturing Day

Monday, August 03, 2015

With 52 manufacturers calling York County home and employing close to 900 people, the manufacturing sector has a big impact on the county’s economy. It is with pride that the York County Development Corporation celebrates National Manufacturing Day.   An annual event, National Manufacturing Day is sponsored by The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International; the National Association of Manufacturers; and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership. Manufacturers around the United States, including some from York County, plan events for the day. The YCDC works with our local manufacturers to offer educational tours to area teachers and counselors during National Manufacturing Day.   This year’s National Manufacturing...
Workplace Healthy - Jumpstart Your Workplace Wellness

Monday, July 27, 2015

Want to create a healthy workplace but you aren't sure where to start? Want to know how wellness initiatives effects your employee retention & recruitment efforts? Then this is the program for you!  This program will cover topics including; encouraging healthier employee lifestyles, reducing health care spending, retaining employees and showing you care, promoting health and productivity in your workplace, learning the return on investment healthy initiatives give.  The Lunch & Learn starts with a presentation by Greg Howe with Lincoln Industries, and is followed by  a panel discussion that includes Lincoln Industries, UTC Aerospae, Perennial Power, adn NRD.  Tonya Vyhlidal...
York serves area farmers through two co-ops

Monday, July 27, 2015

Agronomy is the science of soil management and crop production. York County, Nebraska, is known for its fine soil, having one of the highest irrigated counties in the entire state. Crops produced here, including corn and soybeans, are very consistent.   Because of York’s high level of agricultural production, it should come as no surprise that farmers co-ops operate in the area. Both the Central Valley Ag Co-op and the Aurora Co-op have locations in York and provide a variety of services to the county’s farmers.   York’s Central Valley Ag location handles agronomy, grain marketing, and fuel dispatching.  York’s Aurora Co-op location...
YCDC Platinum Member Spotlight - York Medical Clinic, P.C.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Business: York Medical Clinic, P.C   Description: Dr. Darroll Loschen opened the York Medical Clinic as a single-physician practice in 1965. He operated the clinic out of a storefront office in downtown York. The clinic later moved to Lincoln Avenue, across from York General Hospital. In 1987, the Bell Clinic merged with York Medical Clinic to provide better efficiencies for patients and staff. The York Medical Clinic operates a satellite location in Stromsburg, in addition to the main clinic in York. The clinic provides comprehensive health care for patients of all ages.   Location: 2114 N Lincoln Avenue, Suite A, York, NE   Website:   -----   While the...
YCDC Platinum Member Profile - Black Hills Energy

Monday, July 13, 2015

Business: Black Hills Energy   Description: The mission of Black Hills Energy is to improve life with energy. The company does this by delivering electricity, coal, oil, and natural gas to over 600,000 customers in Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, and Iowa. Black Hills Energy is owned by Black Hills Corporation.   Location: 1600 Windhoek Drive, Lincoln, NE   Website:   -----   While the York County Development Corporation encourages membership at any level, during its 2015 membership campaign,  it is concentrating on increasing the number of Diamond and Platinum level members. Won’t you join Black Hills Energy in becoming a Platinum level member ($1,500-$2,499)?   To become a member of the York...
Strengthening YCDC’s weak ties for the good of York County

Monday, July 06, 2015

Mark Granovetter, the American sociologist who examined the effects of social networks in his influential 1973 paper “The Strength of Weak Ties,” suggests that it is our relationships to acquaintances that are most likely to bring us new work opportunities.   The York County Development Corporation puts Granovetter’s social network theory into practice by attending conferences and trade shows. Through these events, we establish and maintain numerous business and development acquaintances, creating relationships that will open York County to future opportunities.   Following are some of the conferences and trade shows YCDC attends:   International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference or the IEDC Leadership...
York’s outstanding workforce

Monday, June 29, 2015

Looking for loyal, hardworking employees with specialty training in advanced manufacturing, agriculture, and transportation-related industries? Look no further than York, Nebraska.   York County has a population of 13,883, but draws from a labor pool of around 250,000 within a 50-mile radius. Because of great jobs and good wages, over 40% of York’s workforce commutes to the county for work every day. Close to 65% of York’s labor force has attended post-secondary school.   In order to maintain a vibrant workforce, the York County Development Corporation offers an annual Job & Career Fair. It is also concerned with assisting local educational facilities, including York...
There’s a reason Nebraska is called the Cornhusker State

Monday, June 22, 2015

Nebraska is part of the Grain Belt of the United States. It is known as the Cornhusker State (Go Cornhuskers!). With those associations, you know we’ve got major agricultural production going on, and it’s happening here in York County.   According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, York County has 541 farms, with 339,591 total acres devoted to farming. The average farm is 628 acres. The county’s primary crops are corn, soybeans, forage-land, silage, and sorghum. It’s top livestock production includes cattle and calves, hogs and pigs, sheep and lambs, and pullets for laying flock replacement.   Along with farmers, York is home...
York, Nebraska - Your destination for advanced manufacturing

Monday, June 15, 2015

With the slogan “Nebraska Nice,” you know someone thinks the state is a great place to be. Look no further than York’s advanced manufacturing businesses and you’ll find one business sector that enjoys calling Nebraska home.   Why?   Because York offers advanced manufacturers a variety of advantages, including a central location in the United States, a variety of modes of transportation for access to markets, low-cost utilities, a high quality workforce, access to higher education resources, performance-based tax incentives, and a high quality of life with a low cost of living.   What’s not to love about York for your advanced manufacturing business?   To get more...
YCDC Diamond Member Spotlight - York State Bank

Monday, June 08, 2015

Business: York State Bank   Description: York State Bank was founded by Dean Sack in 1943, who chartered and acquired a number of banks in Nebraska. He served on the board of the bank, in the roles of president and chair,  until his death in 1997. In 1944, Sack helped create the York Industrial Board, which later became York County Economic Development, Inc, and lastly York County Development Corporation.   York State Bank provides a variety of banking services, with a personal touch, to its clients.   Location: 700 North Lincoln Avenue, York, NE   Website: ----- While the York County Development Corporation encourages membership at any level, during...
City of York Receives CDBG Funds for York Cold Storage Expansion

Thursday, June 04, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE City of York awarded $267,955 to assist with local business expansion. JUNE 4, 2015 —The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has awarded the City of York $267,955 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to assist Great West—Teeuwissen, LLC, d/b/a York Cold Storage I, LLC, with an expansion of its operations. The project will create 10 full-time jobs in addition to maintaining its existing 65 full-time employees. The City of York will contribute $87,045 in CDBG Program Income funds for a total $355,000 CDBG award. Of this amount, $5,000 will go to the City to be used for administrative-related expenses....
Using conferences for trendwatching in economic development

Monday, June 01, 2015

How will our rapidly aging population affect which goods and services need to be offered locally? How will the values of our technologically-driven youth lead the way for new businesses? How might York County’s business sector need to respond to changes in the climate?   Staying on top of trends is important to economic development. One of the ways the York County Development Corporation engages in trendwatching is through attending various trade shows and conferences, including the International Economic Development Council’s Leadership Conference, the Nebraska Economic Developers Association’s annual conference, and the annual FABTECH trade show. Not only does YCDC use these...
YCDC Platinum Member Spotlight - Abengoa of York

Monday, May 25, 2015

Business: Abengoa Bioenergy Corporation   President: Javier Benjumea LLorente   CEO: Javier Garoz Neira   Description: Abengoa is an international company operating out of Europe, the United States, and Brazil. It produces, trades, and exports bioethanol produced from cereal grains and sugar cane. The company is dedicated to innovation in developing sustainable biofuels using renewable raw materials.   Location: 1414 Road O, York, NE   Website: --------------- While the York County Development Corporation encourages membership at any level, during its 2015 membership campaign,  it is concentrating on increasing the number of Diamond and Platinum level members. Won’t you join Abengoa in becoming a Platinum level member ($1,500-$2,499)?   To become a member of...
Tax incentives for locating your business in York, NE

Monday, May 18, 2015

If you’re concerned about Uncle Sam taking a big bite out of your wallet when starting a business, check out York, Nebraska. Tax rates are favorable for new businesses in the state  according to the Location Matters report by the Tax Foundation. In the 2013 Location Matters report, Nebraska ranked #1 in the United States for new corporate headquarters and new call centers. It ranked second for new capital-intensive and new labor-intensive manufacturing. According to the Tax Foundation, tax incentives are the reason behind these high rankings. In determining whether York, Nebraska, is the right location for your business, visit York...
YCDC Diamond Member Spotlight - York General Health Care Services

Monday, May 11, 2015

Business: York General Health Care Services President: Charles Harris Chief of Staff: Todd Fargo, MD Mission: York General Health Care Services is a nonprofit, multi-facility organization dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible health care services to the York area. See for entire mission statement. Description: York General Health Care Services provides a full range of medical services in 5 facilities in York. Services include primary and hospital care, dialysis, home health care, sleep studies, rehabilitation, oncology, surgery, respiratory therapy, assisted living, and many other services. Location: 2222 North Lincoln Avenue, York, NE Website: ----- While the York County Development Corporation encourages membership at any level, during its...
It’s not WHAT you know; it’s WHO you know

Monday, May 04, 2015

When it comes to landing a job, often it’s not WHAT you know, but WHO you know that brings success. The same is true when it comes to economic development. In order to grow York County’s business sector, the York County Development Corporation must establish and maintain a variety of relationships.   We do this through attending trade shows and conferences, getting to know area businesses, and meeting regularly with other communities and our peers in economic development. By carefully maintaining our various partnerships, when opportunity arises, YCDC will be more likely to hear about it and be in a position to...
YCDC Diamond Member Spotlight- Nebraska Public Power District

Monday, April 27, 2015

Business: Nebraska Public Power District President & CEO: Pat Pope   Mission: Safely generate and deliver reliable, low cost, sustainable energy and provide outstanding customer service.   Description: Formed in 1970 through the merger of several public power organizations, the Nebraska Public Power District is the largest electric utility in the state. It has wholesale power supply agreements with 51 towns and 25 rural public power districts and cooperatives and serves 80 communities with retail power. The Nebraska Public Power District generates electricity using a variety of fuel sources, including uranium at its Cooper Nuclear Station, low-sulfur coal, natural gas, fuel oil, and hydroelectric generators....
Early transportation route still serves York County

Monday, April 20, 2015

While much is made of the fact that York, Nebraska, is a major truck transportation hub for the United States, before there were trucks, there were trains. According to a report by Nebraska’s State Historic Preservation Office, it was the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad that connected York to the outside world, arriving in 1877.   The railroad continues to serve York, only now the line is owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe. This line runs east-to-west the full length of York County. There is a also a spur that runs from the City of York 8 miles north to Benedict.   York’s...
YCDC Diamond Member Spotlight - Cornerstone Bank

Monday, April 13, 2015

Business: Cornerstone Bank   Chairman & CEO: C.G. Kelly Holthus   Bank President: Jeffrey W. Krejci   Mission: The mission of Cornerstone Bank is to be the primary source of financial services, providing unmatched customer service.   History: Cornerstone Bank traces its beginnings back to 1882, when the First National Bank of York was formed by local businessmen. It survived the Stock Market Crash of 1929, the Bank Holiday of March 1933, and a robbery the same year. As the years marched on, numerous men ushered the bank through the vicissitudes of societal change, maintaining a stable banking institution. C.G. Kelly Holthus, the bank’s current chairman and CEO,...
Lunch & Learn Business Resources

Monday, April 06, 2015

Have you thought of starting a business... purchasing a business?   If you are a business owner, do you have your succession plan in place? If you are a business owner, an entrepreneur, a banker or a community leader who may be asked for resources,  join York County Development Corporation & York Area Chamber of Commerce at the May 12, 2015 Lunch & Learn 11:30-1:00 to identify how to put the pieces in place.  Topics will cover business plans, financing, and succession topics such as putting a value on your business and marketing your business. The expert panel will include:  Odee Ingersoll,...
YCDC partners on new Youth Camp aimed at budding entrepreneurs

Monday, April 06, 2015

Do you know kids who are forever concocting business schemes? The one who sets up a lemonade stand on the corner, is interested in selling items on eBay, or publishes and sells comic books to neighbor kids?   The York Development Corporation, York Area Chamber of Commerce, York Public Schools and Nebraska Extension are sponsoring its first ever Youth Camp in July 2015. The camp is based on the University of Lincoln’s Extension EntrepreneurShip Investigation (ESI) program. This program teaches kids how to develop a product and write and business and marketing plan. The last day of camp allows Youth Camp attendees...
York - Giving businesses a jolt of low-cost power

Monday, March 30, 2015

Did you know that Nebraska is a 100% public power state? York County is served by two power companies, the Nebraska Public Power District and the Perennial Public Power District.   Because of the public nature of these companies, power costs are low. The Nebraska Public Power District’s industrial rates are about 11% lower than the national average. And both NPPD and Perennial offer special economic development rates to new and expanding businesses.   Take advantage of York’s low-cost electricity by moving your business to the York County.   For more information on local electric services, click here.   If you’re interested in relocating your business to York,...
Sharing space with our partners in crime

Monday, March 23, 2015

You caught us red-handed! The York County Development Corporation has been collaborating again … still … always ... with our partners in crime, the York Area Chamber of Commerce, York County Visitors Bureau, and the York Community Foundation.   It’s hard not to collaborate when sharing office space with these great community organizations. We’re all located in York Towne Centre in the 600 block of North Lincoln Avenue in York, Nebraska, less than a block away from the York County Courthouse. Our space sharing means convenience for you.   Drop by to say hi and check out the websites of our space-sharing partners.   York Area...
YCDC Diamond Member Spotlight- Agri-Products, Inc.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Business: Agri-Products, Inc. Owner/CEO: Don R. Freeman Description: Agri-Products, Inc. designs and manufactures agricultural equipment. It began in 1985, producing “The Mulcher,” a deep tillage implement used on farms to deal with ground compaction. In 1992, the company “introduced an innovative design for tractor-mounted liquid application tanks.” Other products offered include grain tank auger liners, ridge riders, grain cart extensions, and male row destroyers. Agri-Products is committed to innovation in the design of agricultural equipment and operates under the motto “Efficiency for Agriculture.” Location: 2012 S. Grant Avenue, York, NE Website: ----- While the York County Development Corporation encourages membership at any level, during its...
YCDC Welcomes Pyramid Tarp & Repair

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

York County Development Corporation is pleased to welcome Pyramid Tarp & Repair LLC to York, Nebraska.  Pyramid Tarp & Repair is a manufacturing and repair facility for new and used, over the road, industrial, and agricultural tarp systems.  They will also offer most types of trailer repair and maintenance.  A local group of investors chose the location because of the amount of truck traffic that travels on both Highway 81 and Interstate 80.  This new business to York County will create an immediate 3-5 jobs with future growth to come.  Watch for an opening date around the first of May...
Students, are you looking for direction?

Monday, March 09, 2015

Career Day is for you.   The York County Development Corporation, in conjunction with the Fillmore County Development Corporation, Seward County Economic Development, Nebraska Department of Labor, York Area Chamber of Commerce, Seward Area Chamber of Commerce, Henderson Chamber and the schools from the Tri-County area, is hosting the Tri-County Job & Career Fair on March 17, 2015 at the Holthus Convention Center in York.   The event will provide you with an opportunity to speak to employers from around the region. Investigate what it takes to work in a particular field. Learn about the skills employers are seeking. Find out about open positions....
The business plan as a blueprint for success

Monday, March 02, 2015

Even the simplest business has a lot of moving parts. Figuring out products and services, pricing, marketing, building and maintaining a website, managing cash flow, filing required reports, and engaging customers are all part-and-parcel of keeping your business running smoothly.   But how do you move your business from a vague concept to a profitable enterprise? The place to begin is with a business plan, which serves as a blueprint for your vision. The act of writing a business plan allows you to determine whether your idea is feasible and where you might need to tweak it in order to make it...
Looking for work? Try York, Nebraska.

Monday, February 23, 2015

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment rate dropped to 5.9% in September 2014, the first time it has been below 6% since 2008. Meanwhile, Nebraska’s unemployment rate is 3.6%. York County is performing better than the state and national averages, with an unemployment rate at 3.0%.,,   York County has managed this by being home to numerous advanced manufacturing, transportation, and agricultural businesses. These businesses need skilled workers and they pay well for that skill. The median household income in the county in 2014 is $50,992. The average household income is $62,765. Meanwhile the cost...
Job Fair Booth Registration Reminder

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tri-County Job Fair & Career Day Information Is your business looking for employees? If so, are you one of the 50+ businesses signed up for the upcoming Tri-County Job Fair & Career Day?  If not, the Job Fair booth registration deadline is this Friday, February 20, 2015. The Tri-County Job Fair and Career Day will be held on Tuesday March 17th at the Holthus Convention Center in York.  This year, we are marketing extensively from Kearney east through Southeast Nebraska using various marketing efforts including television, radio, newspapers, on-line and social media. This will reach a broad range of job seekers for the...
York County welcomes advanced manufacturing

Monday, February 16, 2015

If manufacturing is the process of turning raw materials into consumable goods, what is advanced manufacturing? According to a report to the White House by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, advanced manufacturing is …   “a family of activities that (a) depend on the use and coordination of information, automation, computation, software, sensing, and networking, and/or (b) make use of cutting edge materials and emerging capabilities enabled by the physical and biological sciences, for example nanotechnology, chemistry, and biology. This involves both new ways to manufacture existing products, and especially the manufacture of new products emerging from new...
YCDC Membership Campaign - Why your investment is needed

Monday, February 09, 2015

Nurturing the economic health of York, Nebraska, benefits everyone in the community, from wee tots to energetic teens to hard-working adults to retired seniors. The York County Development Corporation serves as a linchpin in bringing together economic development activities throughout the county and region.   The YCDC depends on your Private Membership Investments to fund activities that are vital to the organization’s mission of encouraging and promoting quality economic growth in York County.   Yes, the YCDC receives public funding, however the majority of these funds are earmarked solely for daily operating costs. YCDC needs funding beyond what the government entities provide in order...
Tailgating with the Governor

Monday, February 02, 2015

The YCDC, along with local members of the Nebraska Diplomats, will have a chance to rub shoulders with the Governor during the Diplomats’ 2015 Passport Weekend while hosting a local company’s headquarter executives.   The 48th annual Passport Weekend takes place September 11 - 12, 2015, in Lincoln, NE, and features dinner and meetings on Friday.  A tailgate event at the Governor’s mansion, and a Cornhusker football game are scheduled for Saturday.  YCDC will also host the selected headquarter executives for dinner scheduled on Saturday.  On Sunday, YCDC will provide transportation for the business to the airport for the trip home.   The Passport...
YCDC Membership Campaign - Individual members welcome!

Monday, January 26, 2015

YCDC Membership Campaign - Individual members welcome!   You might think that because the York County Development Corporation deals with economic development and the business community, it must only be interested in business memberships. Au contraire! Individuals are encouraged to join YCDC as well.   Membership levels, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, and Titanium, are not based on the size of a business; they are based on the Private Membership Investment a business or individual makes toward the YCDC. Having a healthy YCDC and economic development environment is not merely in the best interests of the business community.  It benefits everyone in the county   Invest...
YCDC's Investor Drive showing results

Friday, January 23, 2015

YCDC's Investor Drive showing results YCDC's Board and staff's hard work and dedication are showing that businesses and communities are committed to Coming Together to Grow in 2015. We would like to welcome York Family Dentistry as a new Bronze Level member.  A special thanks goes to York News Times. for increasing their investment within the Gold Level. I would like to thank the following members for committing their 2015 investment this week.  All 2015 committed companies are listed here. CTEC Green Realty & Auction Henderson Chamber Interior Innovations, Inc. Nebraska Public Power District Perennial Public Power District Runza Restaurant Union Bank UTC Aerospace Systems York Family Dentistry York Medical York News Times If you would like...
Need money to expand your business? YCDC can help

Monday, January 19, 2015

You’ve been in business a while and are looking to expand, but it will take capital to do so properly. Working with state and federal development organizations, the York County Development Corporation can help you find the capital you need to grow your business.   There are a number of incentive programs available to York County business owners of all sizes, from micro-businesses to large manufacturers. The YCDC can assist you with getting ready to apply for and connected with appropriate loan programs, grants, venture capital, TIF, or job training programs. To view a list of incentives for starting or growing your business,...
YCDC working with area youth in preparing for jobs

Monday, January 12, 2015

According to the Center for American Progress, “The slow economic recovery has hit America’s youngest workers especially hard, and while the unemployment rate has fallen from its peak, more than 10 million young people under the age of 25 are not fully employed.” With over 22% of York County’s population being under the age of 18, the York County Development Commission takes the preparation of our youth for employment opportunities seriously.   The YCDC works with area schools, including York Public Schools, McCool Junction Schools, Heartland Public Schools, and Nebraska Lutheran School, in preparing students for the workforce. A couple of...
Partnerships are critical to YCDC’s work

Monday, January 05, 2015

According to a recent research report by the National Association of Counties, “Ninety-five (95) percent of counties engaged in economic development partner with others” and this “collaboration is key to county economic development initiatives.” When counties work together, they maximize available resources, create efficiencies in delivering services, and develop resiliency in their regions.   The York County Development Corporation falls within that 95 percent. We maintain partnerships with the York Area Chamber of Commerce, Henderson Chamber of Commerce, York County Visitors Bureau, York Community Foundation, City of York, York County, York County schools, and other York County communities. It’s our partnerships that...
YCDC Membership Campaign - New for 2015

Monday, December 29, 2014

The York County Development Corporation’s membership campaign for 2015 starts in December 2014 and runs through March 2015. Our goal is to raise $65,000 in memberships.   As part of our membership campaign, we want to increase the number of Diamond and Platinum level members. To encourage other businesses and individuals to join at these levels, we’ll be profiling all current Diamond and Platinum level members.   Another promotion of the 2015 campaign is increasing Gold level members, those who give at least $1,000, to board membership. For every $1,000 a member invests in YCDC, a business will receive a seat on the YCDC...
YCDC has the expertise needed to help grow your business

Monday, December 22, 2014

Have you heard of the York County Development Corporation? If you’re in business in York County, Nebraska, our website should be bookmarked and our phone number saved in your cell phone.   Our goal is to help make York County a home for your business, whether as a start-up, for expansion, or to assist you in passing it along to a new owner. We have the expertise you need for all stages of your business, including access to community statistics, information on funding sources and tax incentives, connections to businesses throughout York and in the wider economic development community, and other resources....
Transportation, Logistics, Warehousing - York has you covered

Monday, December 15, 2014

Are you in the business of transportation, logistics, or warehousing? Are you looking for a new location for your business? Or do you want to expand? York, Nebraska has you covered.   York - the city and county - is centrally located in the United States. York is home to the junction of Interstate 80, a major ocean-to-ocean east/west interstate, and Highway 81, a 4-lane highway known as the Pan-American Expressway, which runs from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada. From where York sits, most of the nation is within a two-day truck drive, making it a great place for logistics services,...
YCDC attends MAEDC

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Lisa Hurley with YCDC attended the Mid-America Economic Development Council's Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum, a 3-day conference in Chicago.  This is one of the best Midwest events in identifying how communities and economic development organizations can position themselves in a competitive and global market.   The event identified there are many opportunities for Midwest communities, but the community has to have a plan for working with workforce recruitment, a strategic plan, prepared sites and a clear and professional marketing message.  These are messages that effect both the growth of our existing industries and recruitment efforts. Seminars Lisa attended included:  Advanced...
YCDC Membership Campaign - Member Levels & Benefits

Monday, December 08, 2014

The York County Development Corporation is in the midst of its membership campaign, working toward its goal of raising $65,000 in Private Membership Investments in 2015. If you are considering an individual or business membership, some information on membership levels and benefits is in order.  Each step up allows you to feature additional items, such as documents, photos or even videos on your page.   YCDC Membership Levels: Titanium - $5,000+ Diamond - $2,500 - $4,999 Platinum - $1,500 - $2,499 Gold - $1,000 - $1,499 Silver - $250 - $999 Bronze - $100 - $249 All membership levels receive a listing on YCDC’s Membership Directory Page, including business...
Getting the data needed to help run your business

Monday, December 01, 2014

To effectively operate a business, you need data … statistics about the community, employment measures, trends, and more. While your business generates its own data, analyzing it in the context of community data can be tricky, particularly if you don’t have ready access to community information. Combining your data with other businesses data in the community gives valuable economic feedback to YCDC, while allowing us to identify any weaknesses and strengths across the County.   YCDC can help you put all this data together. Through the use of Synchronist Software, reports gathered by YCDC, and an in-person meeting with YCDC staff, we’ll...
YCDC’s top customer is YOU!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Behind every successful business and organization, there are successful relationships. Within the 7 relationship-building tips provided by Entrepreneur, visiting the trenches, or getting out to meet top customers, is one key to that success. (   The York County Development Corporation’s mission is “to encourage and promote quality economic growth in York County,” which means that our customers are the businesses and individuals working to provide economic activity in the county. Your relationship to YCDC is important to us. We want to get to know you and your business.   To set up a personal meeting with YCDC staff or board members, call 402-362-3333...
York - A Trucker’s Oasis

Monday, November 17, 2014

Where the roads go, so go people and businesses. York, Nebraska, is where the roads go.   York is at the junction of Interstate 80, a major east/west interstate, and U.S. Highway 81, a north/south four-lane highway that is also known as the Pan-American Highway. Due to York’s location at the geographic center of the United States, these highways provide a critical transportation hub for shipping goods throughout the country. In fact, Larry Johnson, president of the Northeast Trucking Association, has called York a “Trucker’s Oasis.”   Because York is such a hot transportation hub, the benefits to area businesses in terms of shipping...
2015 Job Fair

Friday, October 31, 2014

Registration open for the York County, Fillmore County and Seward County the 2nd annual Tri-County Job Fair and Career Day! Click here for more information
Nebraska’s economic relationship with Japan

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Article By: Governor Dave Heineman Every day, we are working to make Nebraska an even better place to create jobs and encourage business growth. My administration has focused on economic growth, and we have made it a top priority to lower taxes, increase exports and expand foreign direct investment. This means Nebraska must foster positive relationships with potential trading partners. For Nebraska, Japan is a key trade and investment partner. Recently, the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association its annual conference in Des Moines. For more than four decades, business leaders and elected officials from the Midwest have met with business leaders from Japan to discuss...
STEP Grant Award

Monday, October 27, 2014

Nebraska receives STEP Grant Award to assist Nebraska small businesses reach international markets!! The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has received a State Trade and Export (STEP) grant administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to:  1) increase the number of small businesses in Nebraska that are exporting, and 2) increase the value of exports for those small businesses that are currently exporting. This funding has allowed DED to offer several new marketing opportunities to Nebraska small businesses. The International Market Access Grant (IMAG) program will reimburse “eligible” expenses to a Nebraska company for expenses related to participating in 1) Export Focused...
Great continued economic development success in 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

By Governor Dave Heineman   This year is shaping up to be another year of economic prosperity with continued great success in job creation and expansion. It became clearly evident that 2014 would be another great economic year for our state with the Tejas Tubular Products announcement in January to expand to Norfolk, Nebraska from Texas. The expansion involves building a new 350,000 sq. ft. facility and hiring as many as 200 people to fill its employment needs. Throughout the year, Nebraska has continued to garner the attention of site selectors looking to help a company relocate and local businesses looking to expand.  Currently...
YCDC Announcement - K9 Kennel

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

York County Development Corporation is excited to welcome Monica Postier to the York County business community as the new owner of K9 Kennels, which is widely known as K9 Coach.  Monica and her husband Stephen, who live in York, purchased K9 Coach from Kathy Johnson.   Over the next couple of months Monica and Kathy will be working through the succession plan, and introducing Monica to K9 Coach’s clients.  The purchase of this business is a wonderful example of how with planning, an existing business can successfully transition to new owners. Located at 931 S. Grant Avenue in York, the business will...
Partnerships for Manufacturing Day for Educators

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

York County Development Corporation (YCDC) and York Public Schools (YPS) are excited to partner with Cyclonaire, Ply Gem Siding Group (Kroy Building Projects) and UTC Aerospace Systems in celebration of National Manufacturing Day and a Manufacturing Day for Educators event on Friday, October 3rd 2014.  YCDC and YPS reached out to other schools in the County and colleges in the region to share the experience. The major objective of the Manufacturing Day for Educators will be for educators, school officials and community leaders to see the latest trends in local manufacturing and to pick up on some aspects/ideas to take back...
Business Opportunity and Open House

Friday, August 15, 2014

I received a call yesterday about a project and want to pass it on.  A company is working with the Nebraska Pork Producers and A-FAN to help connect Nebraska pork facilities to expanded suppliers in Nebraska, and York County has been identified as an ideal target for more finishing barns.  They are looking for farmers who want to partner, to construct and finish the facility provided by the company. The partnership would include a long-term commitment on the purchase of sows from the farmer. I was told this is an excellent opportunity for a young farmer to get into the...
CNBC: Nebraska is again fourth-best state for business

Monday, July 07, 2014

In the latest edition of its “Top States for Business” study, financial network CNBC has ranked Nebraska fourth best overall — the same position held by the state in 2013.  According to CNBC, “The Cornhusker State offers one of the nation’s friendliest regulatory climates.  Its economy is strong, and so is its quality of life.  But the state trails in innovation and access to capital.”  In its analysis, CNBC scored all 50 states on 56 measures of competitiveness and 10 broad categories — based on input from business groups, economic development experts, companies and the states themselves.  Nebraska received high...
Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

We are pleased to partner with both the York and Henderson Chambers, and REAP to bring you this opportunity.  Sept 24, 2015 Lunch & Learn - Marketing Event Flyer here The Job Fair and Career Day is getting bigger and better in 2016.  York Public Schools has reached out to an additional 25 schools in central & southeast Nebraska.  New components include promotion of Parent/Student Career Fair in the evening while the Job Fair is open, a virtual piece for promotion of the available jobs, and a networking opportunity for businesses.  Save the Date!  Registration will start in October. We are in...
York Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc: Full-time Installer

Monday, April 13, 2015

Full-time Installer: Some experience helpful, but will train. Fringe Benefits and holidays. Apply in person at:   York Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 3026 N. Division Avenue York, NE 68467 402-362-6726
York General Health Care Services: System Administrator or PC Tech

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Full Time System Administrator or PC Tech Duties may include:  Administration of PC and Thin Client environment.  Server administrative duties including Active Directory, Exchange Server.  Supports a wide variety of applications.  Provides support for organization’s telephone voicemail and fax systems.  Implements and maintains various peripherals and network attached devices.  We offer competitive wages and benefits package, onsite child care and an outstanding work environment.  Apply online at or call 402-362-0479 for more information.  EOE/AA
York General Dialysis (York): PRN Patient Care Technician

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Patient Care Technician is a para-professional who is specifically trained under the direction of Dialysis Nurses for the hemodialysis area. You will: Be involved with patients on and off of the hemodialysis machine Post access care Taking vital signs before, during and after each dialysis treatment Placing target weight loss into the machine Setting machine parameters Monitoring patient response to dialysis Medical experience necessary Medical Assistants, Lab Professionals & CNAs are encouraged to apply! Call 402-362-0479 for information. EEO/AA For complete job listings & online application visit
Epworth Village, Inc (York): Available Positions

Monday, March 23, 2015

Epworth Village, Inc. in York, a child and family service agency, is hiring for the following positions: Behavior Interventionists, full and part-time, all shifts and relief staff. Position works directly with clients. $10.50 hr. to start, shift differential applies. Admission/Billing Specialist, full-time, salary. Maintenance Assistant, full-time. Family Partners, part-time. Substitute Teachers. EOE, Excellent Benefit Package. Apply on-line at, call 402-362-3353 Ext. 1172, or pick up application at 2119 N Division Ave. in York.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

EyeCare Associates is looking for detail oriented, positive individual who is willing to learn.  This is a full time position with daytime hours, competitive pay, and retirement plan.  Stop by our office at 222 East 6th Street to fill out an application.  Contact Dr Kant or Dr Kadavy at 402-362-4592 or via email at or with questions.
Position Available: York Public Schools

Thursday, January 08, 2015

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT FOR THE DISTRICT OFFICE York Public Schools is looking for an energetic, organized, and professional administrative assistant at the district office that also serves as the Secretary of the School Board.  This is a 12-month, full-time position with a competitive pay wage/benefit package that includes health/dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, and paid time off. The application deadline will be February 3rd with an anticipated start date of mid to late February.  Visit to access an application.  Contact Mike Lucas at 402-362-6655 ext. 4 or via email at with questions.  EOE.
50 Businesses signed up for March 25th Job Fair

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Here is a list of the 50 businesses that have jobs to fill who will be at the Job Fair March 25th, 2-7: Abengoa Bioenergy; Advance Services, Inc.; AFLAC; Beaver Creek Products; Betty’s Bunch; Black Hills Energy; Blue Beacon;; City of Seward; City of York; Concordia University; Cornerstone Bank; CTEC AG; Cyclonaire; DuPont Pioneer; Epworth Village; Farmers Cooperative; Fillmore County Hospital; Flint Hills Resources; Four Corners Health Dept; Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning; Henderson Health Care; Heritage Crossings; Holiday Inn Express; Horizontal Boring and Tunneling; Houchen Bindrey; Kroy Building Products by Ply Gem; McDonald’s; Metal-Tech Partners; Monsanto; Mosaic; Nebraska Correctional Center...

Monday, November 10, 2014

The York County Development Corporation has a BHAG - a big hairy audacious goal - for membership in 2015. We want to reach or exceed $65,000 in Private Membership Investments.   Private Membership Investments were $44,600 in 2010. In 2014, we added 20 new members and reached $61,000. Can we meet our $65,000 goal in 2015? With your help, we can!   The YCDC membership campaign runs from December 2014 through March 2015.   Join your business colleagues in becoming a member of YCDC and help us reach our BHAG.   To become a member, complete a membership form and return it to YCDC: To see the company...
Business succession doesn’t have to be difficult

Monday, November 03, 2014

You’ve been operating a successful business for years and retirement is creeping ever closer. Who’s going to take over after you’re gone? Should you sell the business? To whom? And who’s going to remember the million little details stored in your brain?   The YCDC is here to help. It works with businesses on succession planning, making the transition between owners easier to navigate. YCDC assists with writing business plans. It can also provide business owners with connections to gap financing and connect them with state resources that can smooth the transition between owners.   For assistance with business succession, contact YCDC staff -...

Friday, October 31, 2014

York County Development Corporation is pleased to announce CKS Land, LLC has purchased the 122,745 Sq.Ft. industrial building located in Waco on Hwy 34.  They will be using this as a multi-use facility, and will have some rental space available.  If you are interested in renting some space, please contact YCDC, and we will arrange a showing.  The company will later be making a business announcement detailing the usage of their portion of the building.  In the meantime, know there are jobs coming to York County.  A welcome to York County goes out to Don Bennett, site manager, with CKS Land,...
Public Service Announcement

Monday, October 27, 2014

Assistance Available to Homeowners Experiencing Damage from May & June 2014 Storms  
Positions Available: C-TEC, INC

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Accountant This position will be responsible for the general accounting function including preparing journal entries, maintaining balance sheet schedules, and account and bank reconciliations. Assisting with monthly closings and account analysis and supporting the Controller with other duties as needed.   Procurement Manager The Procurement Manager reports to the Operations Manager and is responsible to support material purchasing and coordination of projects.  Duties include material purchasing, project support coordinator and monitoring of project executing to ensure success.  Initial travel will be required to become familiar with CTEC jobs and personnel.  Periodic short-term travel may be required to stay current on CTEC processes and observe...
Position Available: Village of Benedict

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Village of Benedict is seeking an employee responsible for street maintenance, park, snow removal, mowing, equipment, buildings, and other duties assigned. The successful applicant will be required to have a valid driver’s license, a high school diploma or equivalent, and pass a drug test. Pay based on experience. Applications are available at the Clerk’s Office, 206 Sherman Street, Benedict, NE Send application or resume to Clerk, PO Box 116, Benedict, NE 68316-0116 or email Applications accepted until position if filled. EOE
The Ruche Boutique

Monday, September 15, 2014

York County Development Corporation is excited to welcome The Ruche Boutique, and Alison Bennett to our York County business community.  It's been a pleasure working with Alison. The Ruche Boutique will be offering women's contemporary clothing and other unique items.  The boutique is opening October 1st and is located at  106 E. 5th Street, York (south of the Courthouse). When you stop in to check out the store, please welcome Alison to the community, and thank her for her investment in York County.  In the meantime, check out photos on their Facebook page.  
Coming Together to Grow 9/9/14 Article

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Coming Together to Grow, by Lisa Hurley, York County Development Corporation As I start this article, I want you to think of a couple of questions.  First, did you know York County already exports over $1 billion in sales annually out of the County?  Did you know that we export to Canada more than any other nation?  Now, take a minute and think about what our local economy would look like if those sales increased. What if our businesses had assistance reaching new markets? What if they had assistance with the regulations or even understanding culture differences?  I would venture to...
Hothus Convention Center

Monday, September 08, 2014

The Holthus Convention Center is set to open October 2014 and their website is live!  As an overview, the center includes:  Eleven flexible meeting and event spaces Grand Ballroom can accommodate banquets of 800 or 1100 theater style  Grand Ballroom includes built-in stage with multiple dressing rooms State-of-the-Art Audiovisual System, Wi-Fi and video conferencing capabilities Outdoor spaces available for events 800 lodging rooms within five blocks
YCDC Partipates in Diplomats event

Monday, September 08, 2014

York County Development Corporation (YCDC) participated in the 47th annual Nebraska Diplomats Passport weekend starting September 5, 2014, which encourages economic development throughout Nebraska.   Along with a few YCDC board members and York County diplomats, I hosted Paul Golden with Schilling Ventures LLC, one of the new owners of Cyclonaire.  The Passport event was sponsored by the Nebraska Diplomats, Inc., one of the largest economic development organizations in the state, with a membership of more than 280 business executives and community leaders.  The Passport weekend started on Friday with 320 people attending a CEO Roundtable discussion and an evening banquet in...
Employment Opportunities at Epworth Village, Inc.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Epworth Village, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a full benefits package to all full-time employees that includes vacation and sick leave as well as options for Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Short-term and Long-term Disability, and Life insurance.  Current Openings Behavior Interventionist Full and Part Time positions available. These positions will be working directly with our clients in our Group Homes and at the Epworth Village Learning Center. Behavior Interventionists are directly responsible for the safety and well-being of all clients. They are also expected to be positive role models for our clients and will help to demonstrate appropriate behaviors....
World Trade 100 Logistics Development Forum

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Lisa Hurley, York County Development Corporation, is attending the Logistic's Development Forum this week in Utah. The Logistic's Development Forum brings together economic developers and site selectors to better understand how logistics play a role in selecting a site. This forum addresses the importance of logistics in a corporation's decision for a new manufacturing distribution and/or warehousing location. The event offers educational sessions and one-on-one meetings with industry leaders and site selectors. This opportunity will give YCDC valuable connections with site selectors and tips to becoming more competitive in the logistic's supply chain market.
Immediate Openings for Wait Staff: Kerry’s Restaurant & Catering

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Kerry's Restaurant & Catering is hiring immediately wait staff for evenings and weekends.  A few of our staff are moving on to the next chapters of their lives.  They will be missed but it opens the positions to others.  Please inquire with management at Kerry's Restaurant & Catering in McCool Junction if you are interested in joining our "work family"!  Closed Mondays.
Product Sorter/Packager: Beaver Creek Products, LLC

Friday, June 06, 2014

Beaver Creek Products, LLC has an opening for a Full Time Product Sorter/Packager. Deadline of Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Employee will be responsible for:  sorting raw product to be put into combo bins; trimming product with knives as required; sorting raw product onto mesh screens and placing screens into racks; un-racking finished product to be sorted for quality, defects and product count; daily shop cleaning procedures as directed; other duties as directed by the foreman or manager. Will also be packaging finished product using automated shrink wrap or similar type machines and also packaging product into bins, boxes and barrels. Will...
YCDC Launches New Website

Friday, June 06, 2014

Press Release:  YCDC Launches New Website Date:  6.6.14 Contact:  Lisa Hurley, York County Development Corporation 402.362.3333 or YCDC invites visitors to explore their new website at The new website has been designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout, allowing visitors to access many tools and resources, view documents and videos, and have the ability to share information across all major social networking sites. “We are very excited to roll out this new and innovative website.  The new website will be a very important tool for YCDC to use to help promote York County, as well as a...
CPA: Cornerstone Bank

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Cornerstone Bank (York, NE), a $1.3 billion family-owned bank with 34 locations in 25 communities in Central Nebraska, has an immediate opening for a qualified CPA.  Job duties relate to internal bank audit.  Excellent benefit package.  Compensation based on experience and qualifications.  Send resume and cover letter to Human Resources, Cornerstone Bank.  P.O. Box 69, York, NE 68467 or email  Equal Opportunity Employer/Women, Minorities, Protected Veterans and Persons with Disabilities/AAP. “Cornerstone Bank has other positions available.  Please check out our website at and click on the “Careers” button in the upper right- hand corner for more information on current openings.” Paulette...
Coming Together to Grow 4/17/2014 Article

Monday, May 05, 2014

YCDC sends a big welcome to our 16 new members investing in Coming Together to Grow in 2014. A list of investors can be seen at As seen by looking around, there has been an enormous amount of activity in our area lately. The year so far has been busy for YCDC staff and I would like to share some of YCDC’s impact. First, a welcome goes to Jacobson Companies, who opened around the first of the year. They are operating the DuPont Pioneer warehouse in the York Industrial Park. This project started with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (NDED)...
York General Health Care Services Expansion

Monday, May 05, 2014

YCDC congratulates York General Health Care Services on undertaking a $17 million expansion.  For more information follow this link to the news article Courtesy photo – Participating in this week’s groundbreaking ceremonies for a $17 million expansion to York General Hospital were: (front row, from left) Board Member Kris Holoch, Board Treasurer Kelly Holthus, Board President Chuck Harris, Board Secretary Ann Kirkpatrick, Board Member Sally Ruben, YGHCS Senior Vice President/DON Jenny Obermier, YGHCS Project Manager Bob Ailor; (back row, from left) YGHCS Chief Financial Officer Bob McQuistan, Board Member Jerry Stahr, Board Member Cy North, Vice President/Hearthstone Administrator Jay Colburn,...
Economic Developers tour York

Friday, April 11, 2014

YORK – A large group of economic developers from around the state participated in manufacturing and retail tours in the York community on Thursday. The tours were part of learning opportunities provided during the annual conference of the Nebraska Economic Developers Association (NEDA) which was held in York this year. Participants were able to tour the Hamilton Sundstrand facility on the manufacturing side. A commerce tour, related to retail business, took place in York’s downtown and interchange areas. Prior to the tour, York’s Main Street Director Sally Ruben sat down with a number of developers to talk about this community’s interchange business. “What has...
February 10, 2014 Membership Update

Friday, April 11, 2014

YCDC Members: I wanted to make a Monday update and extend a special thank you to the 6 members who submitted their 2014 Investments last week. We have received 90 memberships since starting our Investment Drive, including York County, the Cities of York and Henderson, and the Villages of McCool Junction, Waco, Benedict and Bradshaw. We greatly appreciate all those who are investing in our future growth. A special welcome goes out to our newest members Wagner Decorating/Isiah’s Toy Box A special acknowledgement goes out to the following members for increasing their investment. Ameriprise Financial York County Corn Grower’s Overland Ready Mix For a complete list of the...
February 18, 2014 Membership Drive Update

Friday, April 11, 2014

YCDC Members: I wanted to make a Tuesday update and extend a special thank you to the 9 members who submitted their 2014 Investments last week.  We have received 99 memberships since starting our Investment Drive, including York County, the Cities of York and Henderson, and the Villages of McCool Junction, Waco, Benedict and Bradshaw. We greatly appreciate all those who are investing in our future growth. A special acknowledgement goes out to the following members for increasing their investment. Tonniges Motors UTC York Printing Company Kerry’s Restaurant For a complete list of the businesses who have submitted their 2014 memberships, please go toour business directory. As...
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February 24, 2014 Membership Drive Update

Friday, April 11, 2014

YCDC Membership Drive update:  Thank you to the 3 members who submitted their 2014 Investments last week.  We have received 102 memberships since starting our Investment Drive, including York County, the Cities of York and Henderson, and the Villages of McCool Junction, Waco, Benedict and Bradshaw. We greatly appreciate all those who are investing in our future growth. A welcome goes out to our new member Power Track Doors of Nebraska. A special acknowledgement goes out to Interior Innovations for increasing their investment. For a complete list of the businesses who have submitted their 2014 memberships, please go to our business directory. The...
February 3rd Membership drive update

Friday, April 11, 2014

I wanted to make a Monday update and extend a special thank you to the 5 members who submitted their 2014 Investments last week. We have received 85 memberships since starting our Investment Drive, including York County, the Cities of York and Henderson, and the Villages of McCool Junction, Waco, Benedict and Bradshaw. We greatly appreciate all those who are investing in our future growth. A special welcome goes out to our newest members: Gana Trucking Kroy Building Products by Ply Gem I also want to welcome Charles Zammit, plant manager to our Board of Directors as a Gold Level member. A special acknowledgement goes...
Lisa Hurley Receives Designation of Certified Economic Developer from the International Economic Development Council

Friday, April 11, 2014

Lisa Hurley, Executive Director, York County Development Corporation, recently earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth. The CEcD exam was administered by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) on December 14 and 15 in Atlanta at the Renaissance Atlanta Midtown. The CEcD designation recognizes qualified and dedicated practitioners in the economic development field and sets the standard of excellence within the profession. Candidates must pass a rigorous and comprehensive three-part, two-day examination, which tests a practitioner’s...
Membership drive continues

Friday, April 11, 2014

I wanted to make a Monday update and extend a special thank you to the 7 businesses who submitted their 2014 Investments last week. We have received 81 memberships in the six weeks of our Investment Drive, including York County, the Cities of York and Henderson, and the Villages of McCool Junction, Waco, Benedict and Bradshaw. We greatly appreciate all those who are investing in our future growth. A special acknowledgement goes out to the following members for increasing their investment. The City of Henderson C-Tec Epworth Village Grand Central Foods Fillman Law Office Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc. York Equipment York Medical Clinic For a complete list of the...
Membership Drive Continues

Friday, April 11, 2014

I wanted to make a Monday update and extend a special thank you to the 11 businesses who submitted their 2014 Investments last week.  We have received 60 memberships in the four weeks of our Investment Drive. We greatly appreciate all those who are investing in our future growth. We would like to welcome two new members Drake Inc. Waddell & Reed, Nolan Rathe A special acknowledgement goes out to the following members for increasing their investment. Henderson State Bank Heritage Realtors Inc. Kroy Industries Nebraska Workforce Development Perennial Public Power Sahling Kenworth, Inc. For a complete list of the businesses who have submitted their 2014 memberships, please go to our...
Monsanto expanding west of Lincoln

Friday, April 11, 2014

Seed-corn giant Monsanto will embark on a $100 million-plus expansion at its processing plant near Waco and at three sister plants in Iowa and Indiana, its top commercial corn manufacturing official announced Wednesday. The expansion along U.S. 34 between Utica and Waco comes just a year after the St. Louis-based company celebrated the opening of a $135 million corn and soybean seed plant at the same location just west of the Seward-York County border. “We needed to add capacity. It’s a great opportunity to bring additional capacity on line,” Shawn Schrader said in a telephone interview. Although the investment will be divided up...
New Motel 6 Adds to Interchange Business for York

Friday, April 11, 2014

Officials say a new brand and new name is just the beginning for the Motel 6 just south of the I-80 York exit. Bosselman Companies Hospitality Division Manager Brent Johnson says the motel’s 60 rooms will be renovated in phases. He says they’re excited to have another property that will attract interstate travelers. “We have other motels here in the state of Nebraska, a truck stop, convenience stores – so it’s a consumer that we know and understand and feel like it’s a part of the business we can do well with,” says Johnson. And even though the interstate is a few miles from the...
Plans underway for new convention center in York

Friday, April 11, 2014

YORK – Kelly Holthus, president and CEO of Cornerstone Bank, has announced that he recently purchased the 70 acres of farm land just north of his bank branch and Wal-Mart (on the east side of South Lincoln Avenue, to the southern boundary of the Sahling Kenworth property) with the intention of spearheading the construction of a 28,000-square-foot convention center. “I’ve been thinking about this for some time,” Holthus said. “I visited with my family in January about the project and we are going to be moving forward. “York has been good to us,” Holthus explained. “My mentor was Lige Levitt and he...
Seagren joins Nebraska Enterprise Fund board

Friday, April 11, 2014

Chairman, Winsley Durand III, welcomed two new board members and a new advisory committee member during the recent Nebraska Enterprise Fund (NEF) annual Board of Directors’ meeting. New board members include Cassie Seagren, Executive Director of York County Development Corporation and Krista Dittman, Branched Oak Farm co-owner /entrepreneur. Shannon Filing, President of Transformational Marketing in Panama, Nebraska, joined the NEF Advisory Committee. Former Yorkite John Munn, Director of Nebraska’s Department of Banking & Finance, has completed his last term on the board. Munn served two terms on the NEF board. “John Munn’s service on the NEF Board was timely given that the organization...
Small York County business for Sale

Friday, April 11, 2014

A plumbing business in Henderson is for sale. This is an opportunity to own your own business which has 48 years of history in York County. For more information, follow the link Remember to contact YCDC for assistance.
State-wide Survey on Broadband Usage and Impacts

Friday, April 11, 2014

YCDC is encouraging York County businesses to participate in a State-wide survey on broadband usage and impacts. The results of this survey will assist the Nebraska Broadband Initiative in identifying improvements needed across the state. You Can Help Build a Better Nebraska by Sharing Your Input We are encouraging your business to be a part of an exciting project through the Nebraska Broadband Initiative. The goal of this project is to help Nebraska businesses, including yours, to increase economic vitality by more effectively using broadband applications. You can participate at the broadband website, The survey results will provide valuable information on broadband...
Tri-County Job Fair Press Release 3.10.14

Friday, April 11, 2014

Press Release:  Tri-County Career Day and Job Fair Date:  3.10.14 Contact:  Lisa Hurley, York County Development Corporation 402.3623.3333 or York County Economic Development, Seward County Economic Development and Fillmore County Development Corporation are partnering with York College, Henderson Chamber, York Area Chamber, Seward Area Chamber, the Nebraska Department of Labor and area high schools to create the first ever Tri-County Career Day and Job Fair on March 25, 2014. The Career Fair includes Centennial Public Schools, Heartland Community Schools, McCool Junction Public Schools, Milford Public Schools, Nebraska Lutheran High School, Seward Public Schools, and York Public Schools.  The goal of the fair is to...
When Only the Best Will Do – America’s Top Sites

Friday, April 11, 2014

When you go to a show, you check to see if you can get the best seats in the house. When you dine with important, keep-for-life (you hope) clients, you ask for the best table, the vintage wine, the best aged beef or freshest sushi. When it comes to choosing a site for your business endeavors, shouldn’t you have the same “only the best will do” mindset? Most executive site selection decision makers do. The difference, however, between choosing the best theater seats or the top-of-the-line menu items and choosing the very best business site is your choices are clearly delineated with...
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YCDC Announces New Business

Friday, April 11, 2014

York County Development Corporation is pleased to announce Power Track Doors of NE; a wholly owned subsidiary of Power Track Sliding Door Systems LLC will be relocating to York County, Nebraska. Power Track Doors of Nebraska is a full-service company for repair, replacement, retrofit and automation of sliding doors on any agricultural or commercial building, and are already serving customers in our region. Their business will be located at 203 E. 9th Street, York, and initially will bring 3 jobs to the community. The owners, John and Amy Minor are excited to be a part of our community and will...
YCDC Releases Google Plus and YouTube Channels

Friday, April 11, 2014

YCDC releases Google+ account and YouTube Channel. If you have videos you would like to share with us, which promote York County, please submit to Lisa Hurley at YCDC Google+ YCDC YouTube
YCDC updates community on upcoming Career Day and Job Fair

Friday, April 11, 2014

It has been a busy January at YCDC. The three main activities have been acting as the lead organization to coordinate a Career Fair and Job Fair for March 25, 2014; our 2014 membership drive; and getting organized for 2014 activities. I want to spend a few minutes bringing everyone up to date on the upcoming Career Fair and Job Fair, and will save the others for another article. In 2013, we completed over 50 business retention and expansion interviews with businesses in York County. What this amounts to is meeting with a business’s management for an hour or so to...
York County Development Hires New Executive Director

Friday, April 11, 2014

YCDC is very pleased to announce that we have hired Lisa Hurley as the new director for York County Development Corporation. We feel very fortunate that we were able to fill the position in a short period of time. Hurley brings with her over eight years of experience in Economic Development as she is a Community Economic Development Coordinator and will be coming from the Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District in Norfolk, NE.  Lisa is a 2012 Economic Development Institute Graduate. We are very excited to have Lisa joining our group we believe it will be a mutually rewarding relationship for the future...
Customer Service Representative/Teller: Midwest Bank (York)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Midwest Bank has an opening for a full-time Customer Service Representative/Teller. Duties will consist of but not limited to tellering, opening new accounts, and monthly reports. Applicants must have excellent customer service skills and enjoy working with people. Wages is dependent on experience. Applications available at Nebraska Work Force, 510 N Lincoln Avenue, York, NE EOE.
HVAC Installer and/or Service Technician: J & R Heating (York)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

HVAC Installer and/or Service Technician Are you… Technically Inclined and Hardworking? Comfortable Working with Electricity? Someone Who Can Pass a Drug Test/Background Check? Do You… Have a Valid Driver’s License? Take Pride in a Job Well Done? If you check yes to the above questions, we might be a good fit for each other. Benefits… Vacation Time Sick Time 7 Paid Holidays Uniform Expense Tools SIMPLE Retiremen Plan Health Insurance Please stop or call for a job application: J & R Heating 908 North Grant Avenue York, NE 68467 402-362-5702 Contact: Lois or Emily
Positions Available: Cyclonaire (York)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Field Service Technician Cyclonaire Corporation is an internationally recognized leader in the engineering, manufacturing, and distribution of capital equipment used in the conveyance of dry bulk materials. In view of our growth over the last several years and the forecast of continued growth, we are actively seeking a Field Service Technician who will work out of our corporate headquarters in York, NE (York preferred, remote candidates may also be considered). The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of a 2-year technical degree focusing on electrical/ electronics mechanical study or a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in field service in the capital...
Positions Available: Epworth Village, Inc. (York)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Positions Available at Epworth Village, York, NE Family Support Worker: Epworth Village, Inc. Epworth Village is seeking Family Support workers to provide in-home family support services in the Hastings/GI and York areas.  Family Support workers will work with families to help better their home lives, and keep families together. Bachelors Degree, background checks and an excellent driving record required. Competitive wage, mileage reimbursement and great benefits. For an application, call 402-362-3353, pick one up at Epworth, or go online to to print and mail one. EOE Student and Staff Services Coordinator: Epworth Village, Inc. The Student and Staff Services Student and Staff Services Coordinator...
Positions Available: Moses Motor Company (York)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Positions Available at Moses Motor Company, York, NE. Call Tim Bunn at 402-362-3326 for a confidential interview. TWO DIESEL TECHNICIANS 4 or 5 Day Work Week 6 Paid Holidays 5 Vacation Days Blue Cross Health Insurance 401(k) Retirement Sign-On Bonus FORD CERTIFIED & ASE CERTIFIED SERVICE TECHNICIANS 4 Day Work Week Up to $30/hour 6 Paid Holidays 5 Vacation Days Blue Cross Health Insurance 401(k) Retirement AUTOMOTIVE SALES Looking for highly motivated people.No experience necessary, will train. Salary Commission Bonus Blue Cross Health Insurance RECEPTIONIST/CASHIER Part-time Position available 25-30 hrs/week. Will train. Call Tim Bunn at 402-362-3326 for a confidential interview.
Positions Available: Neville Construction (McCool Junction)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Positions Available at Neville Construction, McCool Junction, NE. Call Dennis Neville at 402-362-7944 for an interview. Compensation Negotiable. Office Help Full or Part Time Position Must be dependable and have good computer skills Salesperson For storage and grain buildings Computer skills important
Sliding Door Technician: Power Track Sliding Doors

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Power Track Sliding Doors of Nebraska has an opening for a full-time Sliding Door Technician Power Track Sliding Doors of Nebraska is a growing company in York, NE that repairs, retrofits and automates sliding shed doors on agricultural type buildings. The position of Sliding Door Technician oversees the repair and retrofit of rollers, track and bottom door guides as well as the installation of power sliding door operators. The position is a full time Monday through Friday position and is compensated on an hourly basis. Experience erecting agricultural buildings or installing large doors is preferred, but not required for the right...
York General Health Care Services (York)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

York General Health Care Services is looking to fill a variety of positions For more information regarding these position, the benefits and how to apply, visit the Job Openings page of York General Health Care Services.
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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 is home to five Fortune 500 Companies

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