Economic Gateway http://www.phelpscountyne.com Phelps County Development Corporation News RSS Feed Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:12:43 -0800 en-us PCDC Gives Major Boost to Local Education http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=20104 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 A new mobile STEM lab designed to spark learning opportunities and bring cutting-edge technology to area students received a $15,000 boost from the Phelps County Development Corporation. The PCDC B... PCDC Resumes $1,000 Exterior Renovation Grants http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=20105 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 PCDC recently replaced the former $1,000 First Impression Grants with the new GO! DREAM program to encourage downtown Holdrege businesses revitalization. However, PCDC Director of Business Services... Housing Incentives Revamped After Overwhelming Popularity http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=20106 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Due to the overwhelming popularity of PCDC’s GO! Home programs, a few changes have been made, and the programs will be revamped for 2019 to narrow the focus to bringing in new residents. PCDC... SPUCC Sets Legislative Priorities After Senators Panel http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=20103 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800      HOLDREGE, NE: December 12, 2018 – The South Platte United Chambers of Commerce hosted Lt. Governor Mike Foley and Nebraska state senators and its Legislative Summit ... The Sun Theater is an Iconic Holdrege Landmark, Providing Entertainment for Generations http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=19651 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Sun Theater is at the epicenter of entertainment for folks in Holdrege and all Phelps County.   Generations of residents have grown up watching the latest Hollywood blockbusters at the S... First GO! DREAM Grant Awarded For Historic Downtown Holdrege Building http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=19580 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Thu, 25 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 PCDC announced its new downtown revitalization program in September, and the first grant to spruce up a building has already been approved. Current owners of the former Holdrege opera house are hop... Increase Visitors and Sales with Nebraska Passport Program http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=19581 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Thu, 25 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Nebraska Passport program has brought hundreds of visitors to Phelps County, and the Phelps County Development Corporation is encouraging more local attractions and stores to be involved as a way ... Honoring Hometown Sculptors Could Also Boost Local Economy http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=19582 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Thu, 25 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Several well-known bronze sculptors hail from Holdrege, and the Citizens for Bronze Art organization is working to honor their talents and bring an economic and tourism boost to Phelps County. Eigh... PCDC Announces Major Incentives to Revitalize Downtown Holdrege http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=19163 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Old buildings in downtown Holdrege may have a fresh start thanks to a new PCDC program. The Phelps County Development Corporation created the GO! DREAM programs to continue downtown revitalization ... New Housing Program Helps Renters Call Phelps County Home http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=19164 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 PCDC has expanded its GO! Home program to include a $1,000 grant for new renters. The Employee Relocation Renter’s Program provides an incentive to encourage commuting employees or new employ... The Tassel at 20: Inspiring Youth, Attracting Visitors and Spurring Growth http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=19165 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 This fall, the Tassel Performing Arts Center kicked off its 20th season of bringing song, dance, music and big-city cultural entertainment to Phelps County. The dream for the Tassel started deep in... Three New Physicians to Serve Holdrege and Surrounding Communities at Family Medical Specialties http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=18803 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Family Medical Specialties’ (FMS) team is growing with three new physicians to better serve the patients throughout the southwest and south central Nebraska and northern Kansas. The new physicia... Five Receive Grants to Create Workforce Housing http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=18608 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 PCDC’s GO! Home Phoenix Housing program has sparked the renovation of at least five local homes, and grant funds are available for more projects. The program launched one year ago with the go... Concrete Solutions Brings Positive Vibe to Downtown Road Project http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=18606 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Four months ago, a jackhammer broke into the concrete on Fourth and East avenues kicking off a season of detours, sidewalk closings, water shut-offs and other dilemmas for area residents and business ... Downtown Business Owners Retiring; Seeking New Owner http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=18607 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 After more than 50 years of work in the print business, Dan and Kyle Imel are planning to stop the presses. The brothers are looking forward to retirement and are hoping to find a buyer for their p... First Tenants Move Into Washington Square Apartments http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=18609 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Washington Square Apartments have officially opened, and new renters are settling into maintenance-free living. Property Manager Jennifer Yendra said five of the 18 units have already been leas... Don Kraus, GM for CNPPID, is Retiring After 45-years of Service http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=18049 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Mon, 23 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Don Kraus, general manager of The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District (CNPPID), is retiring in January after working for the CNPPID for over forty-five years (Potter, 2018). His reti... Washington Square Apartments Ribbon Cutting is Scheduled for July 13th http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=18047 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 July 13th is a day to celebrate as it marks the ribbon cutting for the new Washington Square Apartments in Holdrege. This project is the culmination of joint efforts between Flat River Enterprises (de... Hotel Project Moves Forward After Jumping Final Hurdle http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=17960 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Tue, 26 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Construction could begin as early as this fall on a new Cobblestone Hotel in Holdrege. The Holdrege City Council and the Holdrege Community Redevelopment Authority approved TIF funding for the proj... Companies Seeks Franchisees for Phelps County http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=17961 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Tue, 26 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 National franchise opportunities exist for Phelps County, and PCDC wants to assist anyone interested in exploring this opportunity. The interest in Phelps County was welcome news for PCDC Executive... New Coffee Drive-Thru Opening in Holdrege http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=17962 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Tue, 26 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 One of Holdrege’s busiest intersections will soon become home to a new Nebraska-based drive-thru coffee business. Josi Orsi, Senior Marketing Manager for Scooter’s, said the company pla... New Event Center Could Give $1 Million Annual Boost to Local Economy http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=17963 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Tue, 26 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 A study has determined that an event center is needed in Phelps County, and a steering committee will soon be formed to explore strategies to make it happen. The event center study by Core Distinct... Bruning Connects, Learns and Shares as Part of Leadership Nebraska http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=17964 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Tue, 26 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Carley Bruning has just completed her first session with Leadership Nebraska, and she is excited to share local success stories and learn from others in this program that helps identify emerging leade... PCDC Shifts Focus to Downtown Development to Attract Younger Workers http://www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=17965 www.phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Tue, 26 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 A recent search of job openings in Phelps County (neworks.nebraska.gov) reveals nearly 200 available jobs. PCDC Executive Director Ron Tillery said downtown development may be the tool that helps s... 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...