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...
Main Street Beatrice Chapter Wins Awards

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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...
Added housing coming to SCC-Beatrice

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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...
Home-Work house is on the market

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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...
Spend Hop-a-Park Day in Gage County

Friday, July 06, 2018

National Hop-a-Park Day is on July 7th. We invite you to spend it exploring Gage County. We have so many beautiful outdoor spaces where residents...
Attracting Millennials to Gage County

Thursday, June 28, 2018

There is a lot more to Millennials than what floats around in popular culture. In Gage County, we know that they can be a vibrant...
New coffee shop opens downtown

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

A new coffee shop calling downtown Beatrice home celebrated its grand opening last month. The Coffee Bistro’s first official day of business at the beginning of...
Signs of Success

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

By Governor Pete Ricketts Official photo here.  The fourth-best state for business according to Forbes.  The sixth-best state by fiscal condition according to George Mason University’s Mercatus Center.  The...
Nebraska Farm Bureau endorses Ricketts' tax plan

Monday, April 23, 2018

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation has thrown its support behind Gov. Pete Ricketts’ property and income tax plan. The group’s endorsement of Legislative Bill...
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...
Why Two Medical Professionals Chose Beatrice

Monday, February 26, 2018

Beatrice is home to a thriving community of young professionals, including two medical professionals, Steve and Anni Paulmeyer. Steven Paulmeyer, MD, is a physician at...
Exmark receives manufacturing award

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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...
Farmers need to use their marketing edge

Monday, December 11, 2017

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...
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...
Good Life, Greater Nebraska

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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...
Beatrice Market /Retail Study

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Community Survey & Public Meeting to Help With Small Business Development  August 23, 2017 – Local community groups are working on a Market Retail Study Project...
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...
NE Works Connects Employers and Job Seekers

Monday, June 05, 2017

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...
Promoting Gage County and You

Monday, May 08, 2017

  Our team at NGage is here to support and assist your business as we work together to grow the economy in Gage County. One of...
Jobs & Benefits of Living Where you Work

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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...
Rail Access - An Economic Benefit

Monday, April 24, 2017

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...
80 sites announced for 2017 Nebraska Passport program

Monday, April 24, 2017

Eighty statewide attractions are again featured in the Nebraska Tourism Commission’s summer 2017 Nebraska Passport program. John Ricks, the commission’s executive director, said the agency is...
NE Works Connects Employers and Job Seekers

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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...
Must Be Present To Win

Friday, March 17, 2017

NGage is here to support and assist business growth and development.  Along with regional economic development partners, NGage attends trade shows that relate to our...
Plentiful energy at lower cost

Monday, March 13, 2017

Plentiful energy at lower cost Nebraska’s energy costs are among the lowest in the Nation. Nebraska is the only state in the nation where all electric...
Beatrice airport named best in Nebraska

Monday, February 06, 2017

Local pilots know Beatrice Municipal Airport is the best in the state, but the Nebraska Department of Aeronautics just made it official. At the NDA’s yearly...
Take advantage of Nebraska Advantage

Monday, January 02, 2017

Nebraska Advantage is the State’s comprehensive economic development incentive package that can meet the needs of an expanding or relocating business. Qualifying business categories include:...
NGage Participates in Nebraska Trade Mission Trip to China

Friday, December 16, 2016

In November, the Nebraska Trade Mission trip to China included NGage Executive Director, Walker Zulkoski.  Governor Pete Ricketts along with Courtney Dentlinger, Nebraska Department of Economic Development Director...
Community Development Grant to NGage

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

NGage Receives $2,500 Grant from First National Bank of Omaha NGage Among 51 Organizations to be Awarded Community Development Grant Beatrice, NE  (December 5, 2016) —...
Home Buyer Assistance in Southeast Nebraska

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Gage County Housing Study completed earlier this year pointed to demand for both home ownership and rentals.   Especially with a tight rental market, some...
CEDS Survey for SENDD

Friday, October 21, 2016

SENDD NOW CONDUCTING 5-YEAR CEDS PROCESS What is a CEDS? The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is a locally-based, regionally-driven planning process engaging individuals, organizations, local governments...
Downtown Beatrice Survey

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

BEATRICE DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION PROJECT UNDERWAY; STEERING COMMITTEE TO SEEK PUBLIC INPUT. Click Here for the Beatrice Downtown Survey.     The City of Beatrice is conducting a...
Worldlawn Power Equipment Expansion

Friday, July 01, 2016

A Beatrice company plans to expand into the former Husqvarna building. Worldlawn Power Equipment Inc., a global manufacturer whose U.S. headquarters is based in Beatrice, purchased...
Beatrice Community Guide

Monday, June 13, 2016

Nebraska Public Power assisted NGage in preparing the updated Beatrice Community Guide.   Special thanks to the City of Beatrice, Main Street Beatrice, and the...
Gage County Housing Summit - June 15 in Beatrice

Friday, June 03, 2016

The Gage County Communities Housing Study is complete and we're making use of it and reaching out to all interested builders, developers, resources, and individuals interested in...
Your Future Building

Monday, May 30, 2016

Sometimes, even with the incentives provided by the City of Beatrice, Gage County, and Nebraska, construction can be too much of a hassle. Instead, it...
Finding a site in one easy step

Monday, May 23, 2016

With an exceptional skilled and dedicated workforce in the area, an excellent quality of life, low cost of living, and easy access to Highway 77,...
Ready. Set. HIRE! Workshops

Monday, May 16, 2016

Join us for business - focused workshops related to employment and training services provided by the Nebraska Department of Labor.  This workshop series is dedicated...
Location, Location, Location

Monday, May 16, 2016

A skilled, sizeable, and available labor pool is a key asset for Beatrice /Gage County, however, it’s their location that is their key selling point....
A wide-range of Sites

Monday, May 09, 2016

As you plan for your new or expanding business an important step is finding an appropriate location. We invite you to “Stake Your Claim” in...
Small Business /Entrepreneur Networking Coffee

Monday, May 02, 2016

NGaging Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Calling Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs to a Networking Coffee Networking and facilitating business connections is a proven strategy for assisting small businesses...
NGage Opportunities

Monday, May 02, 2016

Living in a safe neighborhood with an affordable cost of living is as important to entrepreneurs as it is to their workforce. Thankfully, Gage County...
Nebraska Advantage

Monday, April 25, 2016

While there are many advantages to moving, starting, or expanding a business into Gage County, it can be an investment. Enter Nebraska Advantage. Through the State of...
An Attraction for you

Monday, April 18, 2016

With access to a 4-lane highway, a tool to help make site selection easy, and a gorwing network of likeminded entrepreneurs, Gage County is an...
Finding a new location

Monday, April 11, 2016

Whether looking to start a new business, expanding or relocating an existing one within Gage County, there are two useful tools for you to be...
Gage County locations on Nebraska tour

Saturday, April 09, 2016

The Nebraska Passport program will include stops at Homestead National Monument of America, Filley Stone Barn and Filley Tavern this year. The tourism program includes 80...
Skilled Workforce

Monday, April 04, 2016

One of the most attractive taglines for recruiting businesses to the Gage County region is their skilled and available workforce. How do they have a...
Intern Education

Monday, March 28, 2016

           Southeast Community College (SCC) is a great asset in the area with a campus in Beatrice and two others nearby in Milford and Lincoln....
Completed Gage County Housing Study

Friday, March 25, 2016

Please click here to see the completed Gage County Housing Study. Contact the NGage office (402.228.5869) with any comments you may have. 
Retail and Commercial

Monday, March 21, 2016

           While the majority of the businesses in the Gage Area Growth Enterprise region are based in Manufacturing, Agriculture, and Health and Human Services, no...
Your Personal Incentives

Monday, March 14, 2016

           Much like scholarships in college, it is important for new and expanding businesses to take advantage of available incentives.            True - it can be...
Got Land or Facilities for Development?

Monday, March 14, 2016

NGage maintains a data base of land and buildings available for existing and new companies that may consider our area for expansion or relocation.  We'd...
A Promising Future

Monday, March 07, 2016

           While much of the information advertised by NGage may feel targeted towards new and expanding businesses, it does not mean the partnership ends there....
Gov. Ricketts Announces Site Selection Award

Thursday, March 03, 2016

“This Governor’s Cup confirms Nebraska has a fantastic team in our economic development community committed to growing our state,” said Governor Ricketts. “I know from...
Meat the newest Beatrice industry

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

In a city that’s had its fair share of industrial buildings go empty in recent years, having a regional company put unused property back into...
NGage recalls success stories from 2015

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

The NGage economic development group is recalling a solid 2015 for the area, and looking forward to new accomplishments this year. Glennis McClure, director of the...
BPS and community team up

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

The success of a local economy and school district can reflect one another, as Beatrice Public Schools and local agencies are striving to show. Beatrice Public...
Strengthening the Workforce

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Southeast Community College in Beatrice impacts the economy of Beatrice, Gage County and surrounding areas in several ways, campus and area officials say. The college provides...
The Future of Ag

Monday, February 29, 2016

While Gage Area Growth Enterprise has online tools to help businesses locate available sites and buildings, understanding the needs of the local economy is central...
We can Help

Monday, February 22, 2016

Regardless if your business is new, expanding, or a veteran of Gage County, NGage can help your business find the capital and/or financial resources to...
Always Expanding

Monday, February 15, 2016

With a total of over 15 local and state incentives, starting a business in Gage County isn’t the end of the road - it’s the...
Exploring Life

Monday, February 08, 2016

With a total population of 22,000, Gage County has an average population density of 27 people per square mile. That leaves a lot of wildlife...
Twelve Wonderful Communities

Monday, February 01, 2016

With twelve separate communities across Gage County, there isn’t enough room to talk about all of the local recreational activities, employment opportunities, or wonderful communities. Instead,...
One Quick Flight

Monday, January 25, 2016

As an economically developing center for new and expanding businesses, it is no surprise that the easy access to a 4 lane Highway (77) is...
Processing Today

Monday, January 18, 2016

With a strong in the agricultural based economy, Gage Area Growth Enterprise (NGage) embraces new and expanding businesses related to ag processing.            The Processing Industry...
Supporting Entrepreneurs

Monday, January 11, 2016

One of the hardest things about starting a small business on your own has to do with the pressure of handling everything yourself. But with...
The Beating Heart

Monday, January 04, 2016

    At the center of Gage County is Beatrice - the heart of the County. With over 50% of the County's population, multiple locations for...
The Place to be

Monday, December 28, 2015

Gage County is the place to be. Why? Because they’re safe, have small, friendly communities with big city amenities, and they’re at the center of...
GROW Wokshop January 14, 2016

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Beatrice Area Businesses Will Unlock the Power of Social Media Marketing On January 14, GROW Nebraska will offer a two-hour evening workshop in Beatrice, Neb. to...
DaVita Dialysis Center Coming to Beatrice

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

It was recently announced that DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. will be opening a new dialysis center in Beatrice.  The center will be open in August,...
C & C Processing Expanding to Beatrice

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Chad and Courtney Lottman, owners of C & C Processing based in Diller, Nebraska have purchased the building at 7th & Park Street in Beatrice...
Featured NGage Success

Monday, December 21, 2015

With access to a 4-lane highway that allows trade and transport across the Midwest, Gage County is sending out the call to new and expanding...
Dependable Partnerships

Monday, December 14, 2015

Working alongside Gage Area Growth Enterprise (NGage) can help businesses find capital, resources, and skilled employees to achieve and maintain economic success and expansion.                       All...
Simply Pleasant

Monday, December 07, 2015

While there are many reasons to start or expand a business in Gage County, one of their best selling points is the sense of community...
Focus on growth

Monday, November 23, 2015

For more than three years, Gage Area Growth Enterprise (NGage) has worked to enhance current businesses and draw new groups to the county. The economic development...

Monday, October 12, 2015

Have a dream, start a business, strike it rich. That’s a narrative embedded in most American’s DNA. But the truth is a lot more complicated....
College, community, businesses converge at SCC

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

New, current and potential students of Southeast Community College in Beatrice picked up freebies, signed up for intramural sports, got their blood pressure checked and...
Top 13 Business Communication Tools

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Business users are turning to apps and cloud-based communications tools to skip the dreaded email inbox and get their colleagues’ attention right away. Click here for...
Want to improve the economy? Start small.

Monday, October 05, 2015

When it comes to growing the regional economy, some of the most important players are small businesses and individual entrepreneurs. They are the true job...
Small business. Big impact.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Pop quiz: Which sector of the American economy generates 64 percent of new jobs and pays 44 percent of the nation’s payroll? The answer: Small...
How “livable” is the place you live?

Monday, September 07, 2015

You hear a lot about “livability” these days. But what is it, really? Most definitions include a mix of amenities, human-scaled infrastructure, employment opportunities, and...
Is it time to move?

Monday, August 17, 2015

Choosing to relocate your business is never an easy decision. There may be good reasons to change, but the costs and complexity of a move...
How does your business grow?

Monday, August 10, 2015

Does your business grow all by itself? If so, you’re one of the lucky few. For most entrepreneurs, growth requires a concentrated strategy that can...
NGage Objectives

Thursday, July 30, 2015

During 2015, NGage operates with six primary strategic objectives including: Business Retention and Expansion – NGage works to maintain and enhance efforts to retain and expand...
Manufacturing Advisory Group

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Early 2015, NGage began hosting Manufacturing Advisory Group meetings to help local manufacturers network to share information relevant to workforce, supply chain, business referrals, and...
Economic Gardening Program thru Nebraska DED

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development is taking business referrals on their Economic Gardening program.  This program is designed to assist growth oriented companies to...
YMCA Strategic Plan Survey

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Local amenities like our YMCA are important for a community’s vitality and to help in attracting individuals and families to this area.  The Y is...
NGage Business Appreciation Event

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The NGage Business Appreciation Event is being planned for Tuesday, August 25, 2015 starting at 6:00 pm at Classic’s Bar and Grill.  Guest Speakers: Brenda Hicks-Sorensen, Nebraska...
Join NGage!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Gage Area Growth Enterprise (NGage) invites area businesses to invest in the vitality of our county by becoming a member /investor at this time.  ...
Where is today’s “creative class?”

Monday, July 13, 2015

A decade ago, sociologist Richard Florida described a “creative class” of knowledge workers and intellectuals. Wherever this group lands, the economy tends to thrive, according...
Rural to urban in 30 minutes

Monday, July 06, 2015

Doing business in a rural area offers significant advantages—especially when you’re close to a larger metropolitan area: Regulation, cost of living, and transportation are often...
Small-town retailers pack a big punch

Monday, June 29, 2015

Here’s some good news for Main Street USA. A recent survey ( determined that fully 93 percent of Americans believe it’s important to support local...
What’s the key link that keeps business moving?

Monday, June 22, 2015

There are many different critical factors in building a successful business. But many entrepreneurs think of transportation as an afterthought. In fact, transportation is vital:...
Is college worth it?

Monday, June 01, 2015

With higher education tuition rising at exponential rates, many young people are questioning whether the cost is worth the outcome. If you want a successful...
It’s what you know—and who you know.

Monday, May 25, 2015

What if you could get valuable on-the-job training that could land you a lucrative career. The truth is that you can get just that: Through...
Guess what’s driving the local economy?

Monday, May 18, 2015

In the past decade, the entire country has learned the economic importance of the retail sector. Consumer spending, in a nutshell, can mean the difference...
NGage Notes 4/23/15

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

With spring here and the grass green once again, we find increased interest in new business possibilities and transition deals.  We’ve had the opportunity to...
Flying face-to-face

Monday, April 20, 2015

We might live in the age of virtual connectivity—but that hasn’t eliminated our need for travel. Quite the opposite. Business travel is more common than...
Birthplace of the American Dream

Monday, April 13, 2015

Free land! That was the simple offer of the 1862 Homestead Act. Any person could pay a small fee to register a claim on 160...
Farmer John, meet Scientist Steve

Monday, March 30, 2015

Farm life has had a lasting appeal in the public imagination: Rolling fields, bucolic landscapes, cows in the meadow… But this idealized image leaves out...
Are we in the “Foodie” era?

Monday, March 23, 2015

American’s are changing the way we think about food. The days of Wonder bread and bologna are giving way to new experiments with quinoa and...
The water/sewer puzzle

Monday, March 16, 2015

When it comes to site selection, most businesses have a range of common requirements, from square footage to shipping needs. But some industries have more...
All about agriculture

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Traveling down Highway 136 to the "farm" at Southeast Community College in Beatrice on Tuesday, one could find an interesting agricultural hodgepodge. Piles of raw meat....
BCH adds second surgeon

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

As Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center’s patient load has grown, so has the hospital’s surgical needs. A growing patient base has followed Blake Butler's surgical...
Why regional economies matter

Monday, March 02, 2015

Many business-owners make the mistake of considering their opportunities in a silo. The fact is that every business, service and manufacturing alike, is interconnected by...
Need a business loan? Check this out.

Monday, February 23, 2015

If you run a small business, you already know it can be tough to get credit. But that might be changing. Data shows that while...
When you need water...

Monday, February 16, 2015

Every business has unique needs—vital in the choice of where to locate. When it comes to processors, sewer and water capacity can limit your options...
How to find the right site for your business

Monday, February 09, 2015

If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you might not have access to the sophisticated GIS technology that large corporations use to choose a new location. But...
NGage Requesting Proposals for Housing Study

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Gage Area Growth Enterprise (NGage) is seeking professional services for the development of a Community Housing Study for the City of Beatrice and Gage County...
Turn your road rage to relaxation

Monday, February 02, 2015

Of the many charms of living in a rural community, perhaps none is quite so delicious (especially for a former city-dweller) than the lack of...
What Do Gage County Residents Think?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Over 500 Gage County residents filled out the online ECAP Discovery Tool survey regarding how they feel about Gage County and their local community entrepreneurial...
Relocation: location, location

Monday, January 26, 2015

Where to site your business is one of the most important decisions you can make. A good location in the right community can might not...
Head start for high-schoolers?

Monday, January 19, 2015

As college costs continue to rise, it’s never been more important to be fully prepared for college-level learning. Many parents spend serious money (and their...
Nebraska Named Top Five Best Run State

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

(Lincoln, Neb.) Governor Dave Heineman today announced that Nebraska has been named one of the best run states in America by the online publication 24/7...
Expanding the rural laborshed

Monday, January 05, 2015

One of the worries many have in moving their business to a small town is whether they’ll find enough skilled workers to keep things running....
NGage seeks public input

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

There are many moving parts as we consider business deals, the risks, the rewards, and the “what ifs.” What should be our priorities in economic development...
ECAP Discovery Tool

Friday, December 19, 2014

Beatrice/Gage County has been selected to    participate in a pilot program called the Entrepreneurial  Communities Activation Process (ECAP). The ECAP process is facilitated by the...
Is industrial America coming back?

Monday, December 15, 2014

American manufacturing is on the rise. Experts predict, if not a return to post-war industrial might, at least a long, strong upward curve on domestic...
Is it time to make a move?

Monday, December 08, 2014

Deciding to move your business is never an easy decision. Moving is complicated and has a huge impact on employees, operations, shipping logistics, and a...
Can your business survive in a small town?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Running a business in a small town is much like running one in the city. Practices like branding, customer satisfaction, and beating the competition apply...
Putting a value on good schools

Monday, November 10, 2014

Here’s a fact that demonstrates the value of good schools: Research shows that parents will pay up to 14 percent more for their home if...
Small-town charm; big-city amenities

Monday, November 03, 2014

You’ve heard of the “rural rebound”—the demographic trend of young families and retirees leaving the city life behind for a simpler, rural lifestyle. What you...
NGage aims to help local companies

Monday, November 03, 2014

October holds the designation among other things as "Manufacturing Month.” It's a time for communities to recognize businesses that produce goods and to celebrate their contribution...
NGage Hosted DED FAM Tour

Friday, October 03, 2014

NGage hosted Nebraska Department of Economic Development staff in Beatrice on Thursday, September 25, 2014 during the first half of the annual DED FAM (Familiarization)...
National Manufacturing Day

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Friday, October 3 is National Manufacturing Day  - NEAPCO Open House National Manufacturing Day is on Friday, October 3, 2014.   To observe this day, NGage is...
NGage hopes to boost small business

Monday, September 22, 2014

Do you know the entrepreneurs in our community? Do you know friends and neighbors that are small business owners or may be considering a new business...
Starting a Business Workshop

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Join NGage along with sponsors, REAP, Beatrice Main Street and the Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce for a Starting a Business Workshop on Tuesday evening, September...
NGage Working to Promote Growth

Friday, August 22, 2014

It’s an honor to have stepped into the executive director position this spring with Gage Area Growth Enterprise, a.k.a. NGage. NGage is the economic development organization...
NGage Receives Intern Nebraska Grant

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

An Economic Development Marketing Intern Position available with NGage The latest round of Intern Nebraska (InternNE) grants were announced on May 15, 2014. NGage’s funding application...
Butler Ag Equipment to Build New Pickrell

Friday, October 11, 2013

Article By: Beatrice Daily Sun   An agriculture equipment company is planning to build a new location near Pickrell. The North Dakota-based Butler Ag Equipment plans to build...
A-FAN Official Visits Beatrice

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Article By:  Beatrice Daily Sun   |   Scott Koperski   The NGage economic development group heard a presentation from an official with A-FAN during it’s regular Thursday meeting.   A-FAN...

Friday, August 30, 2013

Beatrice Daily Sun   |   Emily Deck   Fifth grader Connor Kelley works diligently writing down names and deposits. As a new customer arrives, Kelley prepares himself. “Hi, welcome to...
The Best on the Road

Friday, July 26, 2013

Article By: Lincoln Star Journal   |   Jeff Korbelik   Restaurant reviewer reveals favorite out-of-town eateries.
Nebraska highway system ranks 6th in the U.S.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Article by:     Nebraska’s state highway system ranked sixth in the nation in overall highway performance and efficiency in 2009, according to a national report. The...
Voters Approve Road Bond Issue

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Article By: Beatrice Daily Sun   |   Chris Dunker   Gage County voters gave wide approval to a $5.64 million bond issue to resurface and build approximately 30...
Job Fair – Wednesday, June 5th

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Blattner Energy, Inc. will be hosting a job fair for our Wind Turbine Project near Steele City, NE.  We are looking for safety conscious personnel...
Never Too Early to Start

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Published Sunday, May 26, 2013 2:59 am  |  by Doug Kennedy, KWBE   Beatrice financial institutions will be teaming up with Beatrice Public Schools this coming year,...
SCC receives $2,500 grant from DuPont Pioneer

Friday, May 17, 2013

Southeast Community College has been awarded a $2,500 grant from DuPont Pioneer.  Annie Erichsen, co-chair of SCC’s Agriculture Business & Management Technology program on the Beatrice...
Beatrice Community Hospital Expands Staff

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center recently expanded its rehabilitation staff by four, and the new employees are eager to start their employment with the hospital. A BCH press release shared details about the new hires, who will work to get patients back to leading normal lives. Recently joining the department as a full-time physical therapist is Kasey Murphy, an Odell native. Murphy wanted to work close to home, and also...
From China to Beatrice

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Gage County and China may not have an obvious connection, but one local businessman is working to change that. Hardy Shao has been president of Worldlawn Power Equipment since the Chinese company acquired the Encore lawn-maintenance business in Beatrice last year.
Memory Care Facility in Beatrice to open in 2017

Thursday, August 03, 2017

    Whispering Winds Cottage, a specialized assisted living memory care facility is under construction near 30th and Lincoln Streets.  When operational, round-the-clock care will be provided...
Scooters Coffee Breaks Ground in Beatrice

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Construction starting on Scooter’s Officials gathered at the Indian Creek Mall in Beatrice Tuesday to break ground on a new coffee shop in Gage County. Construction is...
Homestead promotes Gage County tourism

Monday, March 14, 2016

Gage County stores, gas stations, hotels and other destinations all use tourism dollars to stay afloat. While the Sunland has its share of attractions, one feature...
'A good problem to have'

Monday, March 14, 2016

‘Full house’ might be the best way to describe the current state of affairs at the Beatrice Municipal Airport. All of the airport’s single-plane hangars are...
Biodiesel plant retrofitting underway

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

A massive retrofitting of the Duonix biodiesel plant in west Beatrice is underway and on schedule to put the plant into production later this year. Duonix...
Public forum on housing: New houses needed

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Members of the public shared thoughts about housing needs in Beatrice at a public forum Wednesday evening. The forum was led by Community Planner Keith Carl...
NGage elects executive board

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

The NGage economic development group has reelected its executive board to serve an additional term. Consisting of President Andrea Schafer, Vice President Patrick Ratigan, Treasurer Darin...
NGage elects board members

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Three members of the NGage economic development group’s board of directors will each serve additional three-year terms. The group hosted its annual meeting Thursday, where contributing...
Group planning Wymore improvements

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

WYMORE – The city of Wymore has seen community improvement groups come and go. But that doesn’t deter the members of the recently formed Wymore/Blue...
Mayor talks 2016 priorities

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

conomic development and housing issues will be top priorities for Beatrice Mayor Stan Wirth as he begins the second year of his four-year term in...
Inside the Koch Brothers' Industrial Empire

Friday, November 06, 2015

This is an adventure story. It is an expedition into the heart of a huge and uniquely American industrial enterprise, its sweeping operations and its complex...
NIFA Meeting with Housing Resources in Beatrice

Friday, November 06, 2015

The Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (NIFA) and NGage hosted a meeting with various housing resource providers in Beatrice on October 22.  Connection with these key...
Manufacturing Day opens doors to community

Thursday, October 15, 2015

All the parts produced by the Neapco Manufacturing Plant make something turn, and as a company Neapco is looking to turn around the image of...
NGage Notes 1/28/15

Friday, April 24, 2015

In January, Beatrice received recertification through 2019, in the Nebraska Economic Development Certified Community Program from the Nebraska Diplomats and the Nebraska Department of Economic...
NGage Notes October

Friday, April 24, 2015

October holds the designation among other things as "Manufacturing Month”.  It's a time for communities to recognize businesses that produce goods and to celebrate their...
NGage Notes

Friday, April 24, 2015

It’s an honor to have stepped into the executive director position this spring with Gage Area Growth Enterprise, a.k.a. NGage.  NGage is the economic development...
NGage Notes- Enrepreneurs

Friday, April 24, 2015

Do you know the entrepreneurs in our community?  Do you know friends and neighbors that are small business owners or may be considering a new...
NGage Notes- ECAP

Friday, April 24, 2015

There are many moving parts as we consider business deals, the risks, the rewards, and the “what ifs”.    What should be our priorities in economic...
Ethanol Production Continues for E Energy

Saturday, November 17, 2012

from the Beatrice Daily Sun By Scott Koperski/Daily Sun staff writer ADAMS -- Corn prices are high and drought conditions have been troublesome, but the less-than-perfect scenario...
Exmark workers beautify Carnegie

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

With the inside of the Carnegie building newly renovated, Exmark volunteers work to add some curb appeal. A total of 12 Exmark employees -- five from Monday and seven on Tuesday -- took time from their working days to volunteer landscaping the front of the Carnegie Building that recently had a nearly $1 million interior renovation.


Find (1)

lunch and learn (1)

Agriculture (1)

Annual Report (1)

Awards and Recognition (2)

BNSF (1)

Beatrice (1)

Beatrice (1)

Beatrice Country Club (1)

Beatrice Downtown Survey (2)

Beatrice High School (1)

Beatrice High School construction class (1)

Beatrice Market Study (2)

Beatrice NE (1)

Beatrice Nebraska (1)

Beatrice Public Schools (1)

Beatrice company (1)

Beatrice home builders (1)

Beatrice housing (1)

Beatrice manufacturer (1)

Benefuel (1)

Business Appreciation Event (1)

Business of the Year (1)

C & C Processing (1)

CDBG Revitalization (1)

Community (1)

Community Conversation Meeting (1)

Community Forum (1)

DaVita Dialysis (1)

Department of Labor (1)

Development (1)

Discovery Tool (1)

Discovery Tool (1)

Duonix (1)

ECAP (3)

Economic Development (2)

Economic Growth (2)

Education (1)

Employment (1)

Event (1)

Events (4)

Events (1)

Excellence in Economic Development (1)

Exmark (1)

Expansion (1)

February 3 (1)

First National Omaha Community Development Grant (2)

GROW (1)

GROW Nebraska (1)

Gage County (1)

Gage County Housing Summit (1)

Gage County Supervisors (1)

Gage County housing (1)

Gage County housing study (1)

Gage County land (1)

Growing your business (1)

Hands on experience building a home (1)

Healthcare (3)

Hendrix Genetics (1)

Hire (1)

Hire! (1)

Homestead (1)

Housing Study (3)

Housing Study Forum (1)

Hybrid Turkeys (1)

Industrial Maid (1)

InternNE (1)

Internships (1)

Job Shadowing (1)

Koch (1)

Main Street (1)

Manufacturing (3)

Manufacturing Advisory Group (1)

Manufacturing Day (1)

Marketing (1)

Marketing Workshop (1)

Meeting (1)

Membership (1)

Monolith Materials (1)

NBDC (1)

NE Works (1)

NEWorks (1)

NGage (2)

NGage (1)

NGage Board (2)

NGage Executive Director (3)

NGage Notes (6)

NGage feedback (1)

NGage news (1)

NGage receives community development grant (1)

NGage small business resources (1)

NGage visit to China (1)

NIFA (1)

National Manufacturing Day (1)

Neapco (1)

Nebraska China Trade Mission (1)

Nebraska Department of Labor (1)

Nebraska Diplomat's Business of the Year (1)

Nebraska trade mission (1)

New Business (2)

News Channel Nebraska (1)

Ngage (1)

Objectives (1)

Precise Fabrication (1)

REAP (1)


REAP workshop (1)

Radio Shack franchise opportunity (1)

Rail access (1)

Rare Earth Salts (1)

Recognition (2)

Retail Study (1)

SCC (1)

SCORE workshop (1)

Sheldon Station (1)

Small Business Training (1)

Social Media (1)

Social Media Marketing (1)

Starting a business (1)

Store Kraft facility (1)

Survey (1)

Tools for Business (1)

Toro (1)

Tourism (2)

Train (1)

Transportation (2)

Union Pacific (1)

Work Based Learning Opportunities (1)

Workforce (1)

Workforce Development (1)

WorldLawn (1)

Worldlawn (2)

Wymore (1)

YMCA (1)

and Retain the Best Employees (1)

application (1)

assistance (1)

beatrice business (2)

benefits of living where you work (1)

bio-diesel (1)

bio-fuels (1)

buying a home (1)

cakes (1)

complementary businesses (1)

costs (1)

country clubs (1)

development (1)

downtown (1)

downtown housing (1)

downtown revitalization (2)

economice development (1)

employers (1)

energy (1)

entrepreneurs (2)

events (1)

events (1)

for sale (1)

gage county amenities (1)

gage county industrial park (1)

golf (1)

golf courses (1)

government procurement (1)

hatchery (1)

home buyer assistance (2)

home construction (1)

home owner (1)

home ownership (1)

homeownership (2)

housing assistance (1)

housing development (1)

housing resources (1)

housing study (2)

housing survey (1)

housings study (1)

how to squeeze more out of your marketing (1)

intensive development project (1)

invest (1)

job seekers (1)

jobs (1)

labor market information (1)

land for development (1)

land for sale (1)

lawn mowers (1)

local entrepreneurs (1)

manufacturer (1)

manufacturing (6)

manufacturing day (2)

marketing workshop (1)

may 5 (1)

microenteprise loans (1)

mixed use space available (1)

monthly coffee (1)

networking coffee (1)

new business (1)

news (1)

online marketing (1)

purchasing a home (1)

quality of life (1)

reduce (1)

resources for home ownership (1)

retail (1)

selling goods and services to the government (1)

small business (9)

small business assistance (1)

small business brochure (1)

small business development (1)

small business development resources (1)

small business workshop (1)

small business workshops (2)

small businesses (2)

space available (1)

space for lease (1)

specialized business assistance (1)

starting a business workshop (1)

strategic plan (1)

survey (2)

tall tree (1)

tax increment financing (1)

technology (1)

trade shows (1)

training resources (1)

turkey hatchery (1)

webinar (1)

workforce (1)

workforce development (1)

workshop (2)

workshops (2)