The City of Beatrice has a significant history of recruiting new businesses and assisting existing businesses to help its citizens prosper through economic stability and viability.
The Economic Development Program LB840 has played a major role in that effort since 1992. This May, the City of Beatrice plans to present a...Continue Reading
Over the past two years, area employers have indicated that the availability of quality childcare is an issue for area residents. In response, NGage reached out to our friends at the Nebraska Children & Families Foundation (NCFF).
As a result, Beatrice/Gage County was selected to be part of NCFF's Communities fo...Continue Reading
BEATRICE – Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts will lead a trade delegation to the United Kingdom and Ireland, next August…..the same week the Nebraska Cornhuskers take on Northwestern in football, August 27th, in Dublin.
Ricketts said the trade mission will be August 20th to the 28th. "Obviously, it's been a challenge wit...Continue Reading
ADAMS -- Supporters of the Growing Adams Park project (GAP) started working to raise money in 2019 to improve parks and strengthen the community.
With grant funding, community fundraising events, individual and business donations, the community raised $793,312.
“Funds were delayed from the grant funding because of Covid, but the Village o...Continue Reading
LINCOLN — More than 20 rural Nebraska communities will see millions of dollars in investment for rural development projects.
US Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director Kate Bolz announced $28 million in investments for community facilities last week. The investment is part of $1 billion in funds being spread acros...Continue Reading
BEATRICE - A U.S. Senator from Nebraska took a tour of a local non-profit that is celebrating 50 years of operation. Senator Deb Fischer met with volunteers of the Community Food Pantry and Emergency Services program, based at St. John Lutheran Church in Beatrice. The pantry works with donors, othe...Continue Reading
ODELL -- Where some saw a building destined for demolition, a group of citizens in southern Gage County saw potential in an Odell building and launched plans to turn a former hospital into what would become the Rice Lodge and Conference Center.
It has now been 10 years since the buildin...Continue Reading
Automation has been painted as a threat to employees, and the idea that robots will replace workers and lead to unemployment continues to circulate in some circles. The truth, however, is quite the opposite. According to McKinsey & Company, automation and AI technologies will boost business productivity and GDP growt...Continue Reading
States have always competed for new development projects and expansions to broaden their tax base and create good-paying jobs for their workers. Incentive packages typically include free workforce recruitment, training, and other support, as long as the companies hit their investment and employment goals. However, the COVID-19 has disrupted th...Continue Reading
As the U.S. economy continues its recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers are encountering an increasingly difficult talent landscape fraught with challenges related to the attraction and retention of the talent upon which their business relies. This is particularly true for the most advanced technical job roles...Continue Reading
Labor force participation rates drop when fewer people of working age are either employed or actively looking for work. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the percentage of working-age people between 25 and 54 years old peaked in 1995 at 72 percent, and it has been on ...Continue Reading
Pop quiz: Name the U.S. state that posted a GDP growth rate of 11.8% in the fourth quarter of 2020, the strongest jobs recovery in the nation since March 2020, and the second highest labor force participation rate (68.4%) in 2021.
Was Nebraska your first guess? If not, Nebraska Gov. Pet...Continue Reading
BEATRICE – A local economic development organization has received some recognition for its newly-redesigned website.
Gage Area Growth Enterprise, known as NGage, recently began using a redesigned website to describe the area in its efforts to recruit business.
"We've been going through that update with the content, but it's a whole ne...Continue Reading
Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that Nebraska’s unemployment rate has dropped to 1.7% for December 2021. That’s a decrease from the state’s rate of 1.8% for November 2021. Nebraska’s current unemployment rate is the lowest ever recorded in the United States.
“Our strong growth is creating great-paying jo...Continue Reading
BEATRICE – An economic development organization is discussing the potential for expanding a rail spur and the prospects of a speculative building to attract a business or industry.
The topics were discussed at the Gage Area Growth Enterprise Board’s monthly meeting, Thursday. Currently a rail spur serves the Accuma Corporation a...Continue Reading
Make A Move Podcast co-hosts Rylie Mills and Kirk Zeller recently sat down with Anthony Goins, Director of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (NDED), a member of Bio Nebraska. Director Goins talks about his journey to be appointed by Governor Ricketts to lead Economic Development and how they ar...Continue Reading
Job seekers across all disciplines consider the long-term viability of employers they consider working for. Regardless of industry or role, those wishing to begin or continue their career want to know they can sign on with a company that will offer security. In Beatrice, NEAPCO’s track record provides that significan...Continue Reading
Manufacturing is critical to the economic well-being of Gage County, with plenty of career opportunities available at local businesses. Organizations like Gage Are Growth Enterprise (NGage) often focus their workforce development assistance within the actual manufacturing companies themselves. But these businesses cannot operate at peak efficiencies without the optimum managemen...Continue Reading
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 owns IntoMetal in Lincoln, NE. The two companies have several similarities yet enough differences for the combination of the two to create an operation tha...Continue Reading