Economic Gateway http://www.ngagegroup.org Gage Area Growth Enterprise (NGage) News RSS Feed Thu, 13 Dec 2018 01:41:28 -0800 en-us 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, ... 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...