Economic Gateway http://www.ngagegroup.org Gage Area Growth Enterprise (NGage) News RSS Feed Sun, 21 Oct 2018 19:21:42 -0700 en-us 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... 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, ... Chamber forum to highlight legislative initiatives, Blueprint Nebraska http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=19179 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 As Labor Day serves as the unofficial end of summer for most of us, it is also a benchmark in the Chamber calendar as we shift our focus from the summer events to a whole new slate in the fall. Eac... Nebraska Gov. Ricketts: We'd like to see NAFTA deal before harvest http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=19178 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts discusses how his state is faring under the Trump administration's trade policies including the NAFTA renegotiations. Watch Now ... National Housing Trust Funds Now Available http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=19177 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The application period remains open for the National Housing Trust Fund (HTF) program, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) announces. Operated by the U.S. Department of Housing an... Gov. Ricketts, Nebraska Delegation Complete Successful Trade Mission to Mexico http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=19176 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Mon, 24 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Governor Ricketts, the Nebraska trade delegation, and Mexican officials and business representatives at a lunch hosted by Rassini. Governor Pete Ricketts and his trade delegation have completed a s... Civic and Community Center Funds to Become Available http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=19175 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Civic and Community Center Financing Fund (CCCFF) 2019 Application Guidelines are available for review. Administered by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED), CCCFF is a state p... Preparing for the future: How one Beatrice HS grad spent his summer http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=19081 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Tue, 11 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Graham Southwick is a recent Beatrice High School graduate who spent his summer interning for NGage. As an intern, he conducted research, connected with local businesses, and gained key skills that wi... Main Street Beatrice honored with economic development award http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=18619 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Fri, 07 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 A Beatrice group was recently announced as the recipient of an economic development award. Congressman Adrian Smith announced the winners of the 2018 Third District Excellence in Economic Developme... Looking at investments in Nebraska’s communities http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=18618 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Wed, 29 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Recently, I visited Gering to commemorate Nebraska’s longest, continuous celebration: the Oregon Trail Days. The event reunites family and friends and welcomes guests from across the state. I wa... Study: Nebraska innovation grant program successful http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=18617 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 A study from the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows that the state saw a good return on aid it provided to early stage companies. According to the study, the Ne... Small Business Financing in Nebraska: Loans, Grants, and Investments http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=18616 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Fri, 24 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Owning a business of any size can be a truly enjoyable experience, and it can lead to a level of financial freedom not found in the traditional nine-to-five world. Nebraska small business owners ha... Gov. Ricketts Hosts Third Annual Economic Development Summit http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=18615 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Gov. Ricketts hosts SBA Administrator Linda McMahon at the Third Annual Governor’s Economic Development Summit. Governor Pete Ricketts, state and local officials, and 400 members of Nebr... State Grant Program Provides Big Return on Investment for Early-Stage Businesses, Study Finds http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=18614 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Fri, 17 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Small and early-stage businesses that received assistance under the Nebraska Business Innovation Act (BIA) grant program in 2016-2017 saw an average $4.46 return for every dollar in state funding rece... Gov. Ricketts Hosts Japanese Delegation & Strengthens Ties Between Nebraska, Hyogo Prefecture http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=18613 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Governor Ricketts and Governor Ido with the signed memorandum of understanding, along with Consul-General of Japan in Chicago Naoki Ito.  More pictures here. Thursday, Governor Pete Ricke... Gage County Businesses Can Use Technology to Help Manage Finances http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=18338 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 New technology is making it easier than ever for entrepreneurs and small business owners to manage their finances. We recommend working with the NGage or the SBDC to create an initial budget, financia... Kinney Manufacturing, LLC acquires Precise Fabrication http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=18492 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Beatrice, Nebraska - Kinney Manufacturing, LLC acquires Precise Fabrication Precise Fabrication, a locally-owned custom fabrication company, is being acquired by Lincoln-based Kinney Manufacturing,... NGage Promotes the Creation of Homegrown Businesses http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=18337 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Business recruitment is a common, traditional approach used to spur economic growth in Gage County and throughout the country. Local governments will even offer companies tax breaks and other generous... MyPlace Hotel Announced in Beatrice http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=18336 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 MyPlace Hotel to be constructed in Beatrice, Nebraska Beatrice, Nebraska - Beatrice Lodging, LLC proposes to build a prototype 3-4 story interior corridor MyPlace Extended Stay Hotel.  The... Main Street Beatrice Chapter Wins Awards http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=17948 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 BEATRICE – The Main Street Beatrice program has been recognized with several honors in this year’s Nebraska Main Street Network. Persons and projects winning 2018 awards were recognized... Added housing coming to SCC-Beatrice http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=17947 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Students at Southeast Community College’s Beatrice campus will have new amenities beginning next fall when a new residence hall and dining center are put into service. Work is beginning on th... Home-Work house is on the market http://www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events/?item=17946 www.ngagegroup.org/ngage/news-&-events Tue, 10 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Beatrice Public Schools officials hope a program that got students out of the classroom and onto the job site will return next year after a successful construction project. The Home-Work program al...