Economic Gateway http://www.ngagegroup.org Gage Area Growth Enterprise (NGage) News RSS Feed Sat, 23 Feb 2019 21:55:47 -0800 en-us Visit the Heritage Center See How the Homestead Act Shaped Gage County and the West http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=20402 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Wed, 30 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Gage County has a long history of pioneering. Settlers flocked to our corner of Nebraska in search of opportunities for land and a better life. Today, business leaders from throughout the world are he... Rural Gage County Permitted Projects Approaching $9 Million http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=20265 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Thu, 03 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Gage County Planning and Zoning has issued at least 125 permits for rural building projects in 2018. In a recent report to the county’s planning commission, the permits issued involved projec... 'There literally aren't enough bodies': Business leaders discuss Nebraska's economic challenges http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=20266 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Thu, 03 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Nebraska’s communities share a number of challenges, including the need to find, train and retain more workers. The state’s labor shortage is one of several common themes emerging from ... 2018 a Year of Growth for Nebraska http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=20267 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Thu, 03 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 For the third year in a row, Nebraska achieved 1 million non-farm jobs. Our population grew 11,600 and is nearing 1.93 million people. The state earned our second consecutive Governor’s Cup from... Old library finds new life http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=20166 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Wed, 02 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 The Carnegie Building in Beatrice served as the town’s public library for decades before falling into disrepair and being left vacant. A larger library that better met the town’s needs ... NGage works to enhance area http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=20165 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 To ensure that opportunity continues growing in Gage County for new and existing businesses, the area’s economic development group has focused on a few key areas and outlined goals to meet this ... Former Whiteclay beer store to be transformed into makerspace http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=20164 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Wed, 26 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 The Arrowhead Inn, a former bar and beer store in Whiteclay, has been purchased by the Whiteclay Makerspace nonprofit to be renovated for the good of the community, according to a release from the gro... Nebraska receives funding for specialty crop projects http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=20163 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Tue, 25 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 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 b... Building Nebraska's brand internationally http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=20162 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Mon, 24 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 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... Ashland's Silver Street 'a hidden gem': Bursting with shops, and still growing http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=19994 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 ASHLAND — Nearly 20 years after founding Cheri O’s, Cheri O’Kelly still rushes to work every day. “I don’t know how many people can say that,” she said. “A... Governor's Pheasant Hunt returns to Beatrice, promotes southeast Nebraska http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=19993 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Sixteen teams of six participated in the Governor’s Pheasant Hunt on Saturday morning in Gage County. Gov. Pete Ricketts has attended the event every year since he's been in office. &l... Manufacturing jobs back to pre-recession levels in Nebraska http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=19992 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 October is Manufacturing Month in Nebraska, but the state actually hit a major industry milestone a couple of months earlier. The state Labor Department reported last month that Nebraska had 102,93... Manufacturing and Warehouse Space is Available in Gage County http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=20108 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 As NGage continues working with international corporations and promote Beatrice as a prime business location, it is important to highlight the many real estate assets that make this area ripe for grow... State chamber promotes economic development http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=19980 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce held a meeting in Beatrice on Tuesday, touting Blueprint Nebraska, a statewide economic development initiative.  Jim Smith, former state senator from Papillion... 'Honestly, It's Not For Everyone' Nebraska Campaign Is Marketing Genius http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=19979 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Honestly, the new Nebraska tourism campaign is genius and a lesson to those who want to attract high-paying clients. Honesty is the best policy. Research revealed that consumers don’t cons... Nebraska Department of Economic Development Releases Updated Map, Contact Information for Regional Business Development and Housing Staff http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=19978 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Tue, 04 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Individuals, communities or organizations in Nebraska should contact their regional representative from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) for information or assistance in matters p... Treasury, IRS issue proposed regulations on new Opportunity Zone tax incentive http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=19977 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Mon, 03 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 WASHINGTON —The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations and other published guidance for the new Opportunity Zone tax incentive. Opportunity Zon... NGage Hits the Road for Gage County http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=19941 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Tue, 27 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 NGage Executive Director, Walker Zulkoski, has spent the past several years traveling the country and the world building relationships.  These efforts are paying off as more international compani... A Couple Committed to Community Engagement http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=19643 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Erin Chadwick, Marketing Coordinator for Gage Area Growth Enterprise (NGage), and husband Trevor Chadwick, owner and manager of Brown’s Shoe Fit Co., are young professionals and actively engaged... Gage County approves comprehensive plan http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=19184 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Gage County’s comprehensive plan was approved after more than a year's worth of updates. The Gage County Board of Supervisors hired Hannah: Keelan last April to update the county&rsq... Local restaurant features new outdoor patio dining http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=19183 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Mon, 08 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Black Crow opened their new Crow’s Garden on Tuesday to the public. The Beatrice restaurant also hosted a Main Street Meet and Mingle on Tuesday, where there was a ribbon cutting ceremony... Interesting Historical Facts About Beatrice and Gage County http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=19819 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Mon, 08 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Founded by the legislature in 1855, Gage County started the way many Western communities did - with a postmaster and schoolhouse in 1857. What happened next set Beatrice apart from the mostly agricult... Nebraska flirts with expanded health care http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=19182 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Fri, 05 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 For seven years, lawmakers have failed to expand health care coverage for an estimated 90,000 Nebraskans who can’t afford to purchase insurance on their own. Govs. Pete Ricketts and Dave Heinema... Workforce Housing Program Tries To Tackle Shortage Of Employees http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=19181 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Tue, 02 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 In TV ads and on its YouTube channel, North Platte’s largest employer, the Union Pacific railroad, is looking for employees. “Union Pacific is looking for some hometown heroes, right he... ‘MUCH TO BE PROUD OF’ IN NEW UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA ENROLLMENT NUMBERS http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=19180 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Mon, 01 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Freshman enrollment is holding steady, the University of Nebraska’s student body is increasingly diverse, and campuses continue to grow in areas important to workforce and economic development, ...