News & Events

2018 a Year of Growth for Nebraska

Thursday, January 03, 2019

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...
Old library finds new life

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

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...
NGage works to enhance area

Monday, December 31, 2018

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...
Building Nebraska's brand internationally

Monday, December 24, 2018

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...
State chamber promotes economic development

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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...
NGage Hits the Road for Gage County

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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...
A Couple Committed to Community Engagement

Monday, October 29, 2018

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...
Gage County approves comprehensive plan

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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...
Nebraska flirts with expanded health care

Friday, October 05, 2018

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....
National Housing Trust Funds Now Available

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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...
Civic and Community Center Funds to Become Available

Friday, September 21, 2018

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...
Looking at investments in Nebraska’s communities

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

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...
Kinney Manufacturing, LLC acquires Precise Fabrication

Friday, July 27, 2018

Beatrice, Nebraska - Kinney Manufacturing, LLC acquires Precise Fabrication Precise Fabrication, a locally-owned custom fabrication company, is being acquired by Lincoln-based Kinney Manufacturing, LLC which also...
MyPlace Hotel Announced in Beatrice

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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...
Zulkoski appointed to NEDA and SENDD Boards

Friday, March 16, 2018

March 16, 2018 Walker Zulkoski, Executive Director of Gage Area Growth Enterprise (NGage), was appointed to the Boards of Directors of the Nebraska Economic Developers Association...
A Beatrice Couple Who Moved Back Home

Friday, December 01, 2017

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,...
Hotel Study

Thursday, November 30, 2017

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...
Scheele Turkey Operation Groundbreaking

Thursday, August 03, 2017

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...