Economic Gateway http://www.yorkdevco.com York County Development Corporation News RSS Feed Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:06:43 -0500 en-US Nebraska No. 14 In CNBC's 2018 'Top States For Business' http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media/p/item/2477/nebraska-no-14-in-cnbcs-2018-top-states-for-business http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0500 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.... WalletHub: Nebraska has nation's 9th least expensive energy http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media/p/item/2478/wallethub-nebraska-has-nations-9th-least-expensive-energy http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0500 (WalletHub) -- WalletHub.com 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... Marketing Hometown America Update: What You Need to Know http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media/p/item/2430/marketing-hometown-america-update-what-you-need-to-know http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media Mon, 09 Jul 2018 02:00:00 -0500 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... Celebrating National Outdoors Month in York County http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media/p/item/2432/celebrating-national-outdoors-month-in-york-county http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media Mon, 02 Jul 2018 02:00:00 -0500 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... Coming Together to Grow, Project Update http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media/p/item/2433/coming-together-to-grow-project-update http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media Mon, 02 Jul 2018 02:00:00 -0500 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... Nutrition Services, Inc Breaks Ground on New Warehouse and Retail Building in York, NE http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media/p/item/2431/nutrition-services-inc-breaks-ground-on-new-warehouse-and-retail-building-in-york-ne http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media Thu, 14 Jun 2018 02:00:00 -0500 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... York County Encourages Homegrown Businesses http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media/p/item/2429/york-county-encourages-homegrown-businesses http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media Mon, 11 Jun 2018 02:00:00 -0500 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... York General recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018 http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media/p/item/2428/york-general-recognized-as-one-of-the-best-places-to-work-in-healthcare-in-2018 http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media Sat, 09 Jun 2018 02:00:00 -0500 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... Media Release: Gov. Ricketts, Economic Development Announce Rural Workforce Housing Fund Recipients http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media/p/item/2427/media-release-gov-ricketts-economic-development-announce-rural-workforce-housing-fund-recipients http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media Wed, 02 May 2018 02:00:00 -0500 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... Coming Together to Grow, the State of Federal Government http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media/p/item/2426/coming-together-to-grow-the-state-of-federal-government http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media Wed, 25 Apr 2018 02:00:00 -0500 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.... ‘Opportunity Zone’ identified in north York http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media/p/item/2425/opportunity-zone-identified-in-north-york http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media Thu, 12 Apr 2018 02:00:00 -0500 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... Virtual Reality Has Come to York County, Nebraska http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media/p/item/2421/virtual-reality-has-come-to-york-county-nebraska http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media Thu, 22 Mar 2018 02:00:00 -0500 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... Gov. Ricketts Announces Second Consecutive “Governor’s Cup” Victory http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media/p/item/2420/gov-ricketts-announces-second-consecutive-governors-cup-victory http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media Fri, 16 Mar 2018 02:00:00 -0500 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... Coming together to grow http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media/p/item/2419/coming-together-to-grow http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media Thu, 15 Mar 2018 02:00:00 -0500 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... Mayor offers new theory regarding LB 840 initiative http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media/p/item/2415/mayor-offers-new-theory-regarding-lb-840-initiative http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media Wed, 07 Feb 2018 02:00:00 -0600 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... 'Nebraska snaps back': Forecasters boost outlook for state's economy http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media/p/item/2414/nebraska-snaps-back-forecasters-boost-outlook-for-states-economy http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media Mon, 05 Feb 2018 02:00:00 -0600 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... Forecast shows languid farm income won't stall Nebraska economy http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media/p/item/2413/forecast-shows-languid-farm-income-wont-stall-nebraska-economy http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media Wed, 31 Jan 2018 02:00:00 -0600 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... Agriculture Makes York County Ideal for Businesses in the Agri-business http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media/p/item/2417/agriculture-makes-york-county-ideal-for-businesses-in-the-agribusiness http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media Tue, 30 Jan 2018 02:00:00 -0600 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,... Nebraska's population inches closer to 2 million http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media/p/item/2412/nebraskas-population-inches-closer-to-2-million http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media Mon, 29 Jan 2018 02:00:00 -0600 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... Gov. Ricketts Highlights Success of Yangling-Based Demonstration Farm http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media/p/item/2411/gov-ricketts-highlights-success-of-yanglingbased-demonstration-farm http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media Wed, 24 Jan 2018 02:00:00 -0600 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... Barry Kennedy, David Brown and Wendy Birdsall: NAFTA is a key for Nebraska’s economy http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media/p/item/2410/barry-kennedy-david-brown-and-wendy-birdsall-nafta-is-a-key-for-nebraskas-economy http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media Mon, 22 Jan 2018 02:00:00 -0600 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... In State of the State address, Ricketts unveils budget, tax plans aimed at setting up Nebraska for future growth http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media/p/item/2409/in-state-of-the-state-address-ricketts-unveils-budget-tax-plans-aimed-at-setting-up-nebraska-for-future-growth http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:00:00 -0600 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... Coming Together to Grow YCDC Update 1.8.18 http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media/p/item/2408/coming-together-to-grow-ycdc-update-1818 http://www.yorkdevco.com/news-&-media Mon, 08 Jan 2018 02:00:00 -0600 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....