Economic Gateway http://www.phelpscountyne.com Phelps County Development Corporation News RSS Feed Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:50:29 -0700 en-us PCDC Seeks Proposals to Develop Empty Lots http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=17606 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Thu, 31 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Two Phelps County lots have been cleared of dilapidated properties and are now ready to be developed into homes as part of an initiative to create more workforce housing. The Phelps County Developm... Nine Students Earn Share of $26,000 in High-Demand Jobs Scholarships http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=17582 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 30 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Nine students have been awarded scholarships to study in local high-demand fields, such as agriculture and nursing, because they plan to return to Phelps County to work after graduation. This is th... Dirt Work Begins on Holdrege’s New Field of Dreams http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=17585 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 30 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 An open field on 18th Avenue is one step closer to becoming a field of dreams after dirt work on the new baseball/softball complex officially began the first week of May. After endless hours of wor... State Grant Paves Way for 40 New Homes in Holdrege http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=17586 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 30 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 A new subdivision in East Holdrege could add as many as 40 living units to help ease the local workforce housing shortage. In late April, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development announced t... How Vegas Will Help Holdrege Grow http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=17587 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 30 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Real estate developers and owners of major retailers from around the globe descended upon Las Vegas in mid-May for RECon, the Global Retail Real Estate Convention. And Phelps County Development Cor... Nebraska Chamber’s Leadership Nebraska Selects Local Participant http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=17462 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Thu, 17 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Carley Bruning has been selected to participate in Leadership Nebraska Class XI. Carley has been the Director of Business Services at Ph... Gov. Ricketts, Economic Development Announce Rural Workforce Housing Fund Recipients http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=17316 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Tue, 01 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Grantee selections announced following agency-led review. LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) announced the first grants from a n... TIF Projects Make Big Impact on Phelps County http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=17370 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Tue, 01 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Past construction projects involving tax increment financing in Holdrege have helped increase the city’s taxable valuation by $21 million. “TIF is a powerful tool that helps make the pi... First Impression Grant Awarded to Wiggles & Giggles http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=17371 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Tue, 01 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Congratulations to the Wiggles & Giggles Academy on receiving a First Impressions Grant from the Phelps County Development Corporation. Wiggles & Giggles plans to open a child care center a... Chamber Honors PCDC with 2018 Visionary Superstar Award http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=17373 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Tue, 01 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Holdrege Area Chamber of Commerce honored the Phelps County Development Corporation with the Visionary Superstar Award at its banquet on April 6. This award is given to a chamber member who has be... Phelps County Housing Strategies for 2022 http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=16748 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Mon, 30 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 In Phelps County, we believe in planning for the future, especially when it comes to housing. The Phelps County Development Corporation (PCDC) is focused on economic development and business growth. A... Positive Impacts of TIF, Tax Increment Financing, In Holdrege, NE http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=17089 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 DOES TIF ACTUALLY PRODUCE TANGIBLE BENEFITS TO THE COMMUNITY? The short answer is YES! Holdrege has approved 21 TIF projects since its inception in 1995; eight projects are complete and 13 proje... FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE HOLDREGE HOTEL PROJECT http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=16813 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Sun, 01 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 1) DOES HOLDREGE REALLY NEED ANOTHER HOTEL? A 2015 market study conducted by Core Distinction, a leading hospitality industry research group, determined that Holdrege could indeed support a third h... Green Supports Local Growth in Value-Added Agriculture http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=16737 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Ronnie Green spoke to a packed crowd of 132 local residents at the 2018 Phelps County Development Corporation Annual Meeting on March 22 at the Taste of Texas restaurant in downtown Holdrege. Green... Report Shows Money Talks in Local Workforce Development http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=16739 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 How many workers are available in the labor pool for high-demand jobs, and what salary would lure them to Phelps County? A recent Workforce Availability Report requested by the Phelps County Develo... Westcott Appointed as New PCDC Board Member http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=16740 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Shane Westcott is carrying on a family legacy as he begins his term on the board of the Phelps County Development Corporation. Shane’s dad, Marvin, served on the Holdrege Industrial Developme... Apply for the First Impressions Grant http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=16720 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Businesses in Phelps County can apply for the First Impressions Grant and use the money to improve the appearance of their building. This is an excellent way to fund restoration and improvement projec... PCDC Chooses Phelps Memorial as Business of the Year http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=16524 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Access to a nearby hospital in a rural community is sometimes rare. But, in Phelps County, hospital care is not a worry. Residents receive quality care at one of the top 100 critical care hospitals... PCDC Honors Bridal Isle as Business of the Year http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=16511 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 With many formal wear stores across the state, what would prompt brides to leave their big city homes and drive for hours to a tiny town in the middle of Nebraska to shop for the perfect wedding dress... We’ve Got Milk in Nebraska http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=15997 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 The dairy industry is important in Nebraska. We’ve got milk and lots of it, but there is plenty of room for growth in this industry. Nebraska’s dairy farmers play an important role in our ... Phelps County Retailers Excited About Free Marketing Services http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=16189 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Local business owners are excited about new possibilities to grow after attending a recent PCDC presentation. The Phelps County Development Corporation has contracted with Buxton Co., a nationwide ... True Grit Americans Describe Large Portion of Phelps County Residents http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=16190 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 PCDC has contracted with Buxton Co. to provide statistics and marketing help to area retailers and service providers. In their initial study of Phelps County shoppers, the company has identified the f... Expo Gives PCDC Opportunity to Share Phelps County Opportunities http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=16191 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Food processing and poultry businesses may be “scrambling” to Phelps County after a recent promotional trip to Atlanta, Ga., to the International Production and Processing Expo, the world&... June Completion Date Expected for Washington Square Apartments http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=16193 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 It has been just six months since ground was broken on the new Washington Square Apartments, and construction is on schedule to be completed in early June. The project on the former site of Washing... Build Faster in Phelps County http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=15996 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Are you looking to build a commercial property for your business or for an investment? If the thought of finding the right location, going through the permitting process and paying for the infrastruct...