Economic Gateway http://www.ngagegroup.org Gage Area Growth Enterprise (NGage) News RSS Feed Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:34:19 -0800 en-us Exmark receives manufacturing award http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events/?item=14865 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A Beatrice manufacturer was one of two companies recognized at the state level by the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Exmark was named the Large Manufacturer of the Year, an award presen... Farmers need to use their marketing edge http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events/?item=14864 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Corn and soybean yields continue to exceed farmers’ expectations across the Midwest, suggesting USDA estimates may have been closer than many had thought. Prices continue to do nothing. Spr... Exmark awarded NJPA national contract for landscape maintenance equipment http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events/?item=14863 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events Sun, 23 Jan 7200 15:12:54 -0800 Exmark has been awarded a national cooperative contract by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) to be a vendor of professional landscape maintenance equipment, attachments and accessories. The fo... Ricketts: Growing opportunities in Nebraska’s manufacturing industry http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events/?item=14862 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events Sun, 23 Jan 4400 15:12:37 -0800 Nebraska is a state known for growing things and making things. October was Manufacturing Month in Nebraska. Throughout the month we celebrated our manufacturers who are making world-class equipm... A Beatrice Couple Who Moved Back Home http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events/?item=15033 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Meet Dr. Krista Haake and Andrew Haake: A Beatrice Couple Who Moved Back Home   Dr. Krista Haake and Andrew Haake grew up in Beatrice. In fact, if you were to ask Andrew Haake wha... Hotel Study http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events/?item=14999 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A lodging study of Gage County has been completed, and officials are hoping the results will entice groups to build hotels in the area. The NGage eceonomic development group discussed the lodging s... Good Life, Greater Nebraska http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events/?item=14861 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Every November, hundreds of ambitious leaders hailing from Omaha to Scottsbluff gather in one location for a celebration of community success, philanthropy and peer learning. This year, Nebraska Co... State chamber: Biggest economic challenge is state’s workforce http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events/?item=14860 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 In a presentation last week by the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the lack of adequate workforce was named as the most significant impediment to economic growth faced by communities across... Community foundations, small-town pride are game changers for Greater Nebraska http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events/?item=14859 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 I am a child of the Great Plains. I grew up in Red Cloud, home of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather. As a boy, I rode my horse to check the cows or eat mulberries from a tree. I knew I was lo... Young Nebraskans urged to consider manufacturing jobs http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events/?item=14858 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A gubernatorial news conference to proclaim October as Manufacturing Month in Nebraska morphed Monday into a call for Nebraska youth to consider manufacturing and technology careers that do not requir... Nebraska looking for new Agriculture Director…and new Economic Development Director http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events/?item=14857 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Nebraska is looking for a new Agriculture Director for the first time in 12 years. It is finally official: Greg Ibach is leaving his post as state Agriculture Director to become Under Secretary of ... Manufacturing Month Events Encourage Student Interest, Investment in NE http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events/?item=14735 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events Sun, 23 Jan 0000 15:10:56 -0800 Governor Pete Ricketts continued to promote Manufacturing Month by visiting two businesses in central Nebraska. The Governor’s tour of Becton Dickinson in Holdrege and Royal Engineered Composite... Beatrice High Construction Class is Building a House http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events/?item=14269 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events Sun, 23 Jan 2400 15:07:53 -0800 Beatrice High School is finding ways to "NGage" students in the workplace. BHS is taking a proactive approach in encouraging students to learn by doing and to get out to see what o... NGage Teaming Up with NBDC for Business Development Project http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events/?item=14209 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 In early November, 2017, NGage along with the Nebraska Business Development Center team is bringing an intensive business development project to Gage County for area businesses.  Up to twelve are... Pickrell Locker and Smokehouse opening soon http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events/?item=14238 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 When the Pickrell Locker and Smokehouse opens for business, it will offer not only a variety of fresh meats, but something that Pickrell has been without for a number of years now: groceries. The P... Small Business Feature: Once Upon a Cake, LLC http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events/?item=14171 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Small Business Feature: Once Upon a Cake, LLC Sandi Steele dreamed of owning her own cake company. For years, she put care and love into the cakes she made for family and friends, selling special o... Beatrice Market /Retail Study http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events/?item=13527 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events Sun, 23 Jan 1600 15:03:47 -0800 Community Survey & Public Meeting to Help With Small Business Development  August 23, 2017 – Local community groups are working on a Market Retail Study Project that they hope will s... Scheele Turkey Operation Groundbreaking http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events/?item=13306 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 After a year of research and planning for a turkey breeding operation, Tim and Jill Scheele broke ground today along 89th Road in southern Gage County.  The Scheele’s are working with Hybri... Grant for Market Study Received from First National Bank - Omaha http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events/?item=12609 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Beatrice, NE (June 14, 2017) — Gage Area Growth Enterprise (NGage) has been awarded a $2,500 community development grant from First National Bank of Omaha.  Richard Herink, President o... NGage Works with Beatrice High and Area Manufacturers for Internship Opportunities http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events/?item=11722 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Did you know that high school students have the opportunity to intern at area businesses and manufacturers?  Administrators and staff at Beatrice High School proactively encourage students to... Jobs & Benefits of Living Where you Work http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events/?item=11719 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Job Opportunities for Residents of Gage County The Beatrice and Gage County economy is thriving and with it comes a growing job market. There are numerous job opportunities for residents who are lo... Rail Access - An Economic Benefit http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events/?item=11164 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Direct rail access and easy freight transportation, makes Gage County, Nebraska a hub for manufacturing and logistics businesses transporting goods regionally or nationally. Only certain communities h... Advancements in Bio-Diesel are Taking Place in Beatrice http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events/?item=12922 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Duonix Beatrice biodiesel plant is operational and leveraging the latest technology. Using Benefuel’s ENSEL technology to convert corn oil and recycled cooking oil, among other feedstocks in... Tall Tree Tastings - A New Business & Success Story http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events/?item=11163 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 This month, we are proud to feature a local success story - Tall Tree Tastings, a startup in Beatrice. Located on 5th Street, Tall Tree Tastings is the brainchild of owners Denise and Brad Pahl. Wine ... NE Works Connects Employers and Job Seekers http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events/?item=11136 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/about-us/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Workforce development is important. It goes hand in hand with NGage’s work in economic development.  NGage helps facilitate connections to workforce training resources and with educators, s...