Economic Gateway http://www.phelpscountyne.com Phelps County Development Corporation News RSS Feed Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:42:52 -0700 en-us PCDC Awards First Impressions Grant to Downtown Business http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=13538 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Fri, 22 Sep 8000 15:03:55 -0800 Real Estate Connection is the first recipient of PCDC’s new First Impressions Grant and will soon begin updating its storefront with a new look. “We have been wanting to improve our fa&... Washington Square Ground Breaking Set for Aug. 29 http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=13539 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Fri, 22 Sep 8000 15:03:55 -0800 Instead of welcoming hundreds of students back to school in August, the site of the former Washington elementary school will be welcoming construction workers and backhoes as work begins on the new Wa... Opportunities Abound for Nurses, Medical Aides in Phelps County http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=13540 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Fri, 22 Sep 8000 15:03:55 -0800 NOTE: This is the second in series of stories about high-demand jobs in Phelps County. To read the first article about the need for diesel, ag and automotive technicians, please visit  www.phelps... Enterprise Program Helps Painters, Landscapers and Others Compete for Federal Jobs http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=13541 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Fri, 22 Sep 8000 15:03:55 -0800 The Nebraska Department of Roads is seeking small business owners to participate in the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program. The program helps women, minorities or other underrepresented busi... Housing Study Shows Need for 270 Additional Phelps County Homes or Rentals http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=13243 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The results of a Phelps County housing survey are in, and it’s no surprise that the county faces a housing shortage. The survey attracted 404 responses and estimated a need for 270 homes, inc... Mechanical and Technical Skills Needed at Area Ag & Automotive Businesses http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=13244 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 NOTE: This is the first in a four-part series on high-demand jobs in Phelps County. Be sure to read next month’s e-newsletter to find out what other areas careers are “hot” for local... Get the inside scoop http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=12425 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 When it comes to running a successful business, the right information at the right time can mean the difference between seizing an important opportunity—or missing the chance. Here at the Phe... PCDC Hires Carley Bruning to Help Grow County http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=12705 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A former college athlete who excelled in sports and academics has been hired as the Director of Business Services for the Phelps County Development Corporation. Carley Bruning, a native of Edison, ... Washington Square Apartments Questions Answered http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=12706 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Construction will begin soon on 18 new apartment townhomes on the former Washington school property in Holdrege. The project is expected to meet the need for more rental homes for the local workforce.... Cultivating Strong Business Connections http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=12185 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Economic development work often focuses on new businesses. But, one of Phelps County Development Corporation’s roles involves supporting existing businesses, especially large employers like Allm... Scholarship Recipients Return Home to Jobs http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=12186 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Several area college graduates have returned to Phelps County this spring to start full-time jobs with assistance from the Phelps County High-Demand Jobs Scholarships. The scholarships are intended... Tillery Builds Relationships in Food Industry http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=11386 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Phelps County boasts quality commodities like corn, soybeans and cattle, an abundant water supply and a great quality of life. Most residents know those facts, but PCDC Executive Director Ron Tille... PCDC Pledges Funds to Construct Baseball/Softball Complex http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=11392 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Construction of a long-awaited Holdrege youth baseball/softball complex could begin as early as August with a major pledge from the Phelps County Development Corporation. PCDC Executive Director Ro... PCDC Loan Helps Secure Downtown Brewery Project http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=10860 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Lost Way Brewery is the first recipient of the Phelps County Development Corporation’s new Building Improvement Program. Lost Way owners Mark and Jessica Kraus and Jason and Kimberly Hines ha... New Builders Bureau Keeps Local Contractors in the Loop http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=10862 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Phelps County Development Corporation has invited all local contractors and suppliers to join its new PCDC Builders Bureau to stay better informed on opportunities to bid on area construction proj... Osborne Gives Timeless Advice at PCDC Annual Meeting http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=10559 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Former Nebraska Football Coach Tom Osborne delighted a crowd of 120 PCDC supporters at the annual meeting on Thursday, Feb. 9, at Taste of Texas in downtown Holdrege. Osborne spoke to the crowd abo... New Young Professionals Group Aims to Create Community Connections http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=10560 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A Sun Theater date night, a St. Patty’s Day party and a local fund-raiser are just a few of the events lined up for the new Holdrege Young Professionals group that is getting into full swing thi... New Recognition Piece Honors Businesses of the Year http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=10561 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A new Business Wall of Fame has been created at the Phelps County Development Corporation offices. The new recognition piece will honor local businesses or organizations that have made significant ... Holdrege Floral Finds New Owner http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=10444 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 For the first time in more than 55 years, John Rupe can relax a little on Valentine’s Day. As of February 1, Holdrege Floral will be under new ownership as Lori Hunt of Axtell, and her father... Advances in Technology Force Changes in Manufacturing http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=10098 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Smaller manufacturing plants with fewer and more specialized employees will be a trend in the near future. That was the message PCDC Executive Director Ron Tillery heard from the recent State Chamb... Rental Homes Planned for School Property http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=10099 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A former school property may soon provide an opportunity to alleviate rental housing shortages in Holdrege and provide a boost to the tax rolls. The Holdrege City Council in December approved the s... PCDC Intern Cultivates New Opportunities http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=8625 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 At least three local businesses plan to offer internships in 2017 thanks to work by PCDC intern Paige Dexter during her time in Phelps County this past summer. Internships are a great tool to recru... Good Wages Attract Commuters to County http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=8626 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A recent Targeted Industry Study compiled for PCDC identified seven categories of business and industry that PCDC should target in its recruitment efforts. Along with the process, the study revealed s... PCDC Explores New Career Education Program http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=8156 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 With local companies struggling to find skilled workers to fill jobs in nursing, auto-body mechanics, construction trades, diesel mechanics, welding and manufacturing trades, the Phelps County Develop... Dexter Successful In Establishing New Internships in Phelps County http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=8157 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 In her short time here, PCDC intern Paige Dexter interviewed 58 business owners, organized two young professional gatherings, mapped the downtown for future opportunities and accomplished her goal of ...