PCDC Offers Incentives to Make Holdrege, Nebraska Home

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18 Dec 2020


Phelps County Development Corporation (PCDC) wants you to come home to Holdrege and Phelps County, Nebraska. A few years ago, PCDC set its sights on converting commuters who are employed locally but live elsewhere to full-time residents. The prospect of shortened commute times, decreased wear and tear on vehicles, and fuel cost savings already had ample appeal. PCDC added even more allure to saying “yes” to idyllic Midwestern small town living by offering relocation incentives with their GO! HOME programs.

GO! HOME Programs

In 2020, GO! HOME Down Payment Assistance Grants helped relocate 31 new residents to Phelps County, bringing its 4-year relocation success total to 124. When you add in the 75 new residents the other GO! HOME programs combined brought in, the 4-year total population boost jumps to 199.

For the Down Payment Assistance Reimbursement Grant to Employer, PCDC will match dollar for dollar, up to $2,500 with no payback, any Phelps County employers’ contributions designed to assist a current or new employee living outside the county to move to Phelps County. Employers may, of course, grant or loan more than $2,500. Employees renting a Phelps County residence for less than 12 months still qualify.

The Public Employee Down Payment Assistance Grant To Employer is designed to assist a current or new public employee living outside the county to move to Phelps County with a $2,500 no payback grant for down payment assistance. Public employees renting a Phelps County residence for less than 12 months still qualify. 

Keep up-to-date about the availability of all incentives here. PCDC also partners with other organizations to promote workforce housing development and scholarships for students pursuing careers in high-demand job sectors. 

Quality of Life in Phelps County, NE

While these incentives are a windfall for people looking to relocate, it is the quality of life that makes the move worthwhile. Residing in Holdrege means houses with welcoming porches, wide tree-lined streets, kids on bikes, and the sound of church bells on Sunday mornings. In Phelps County you come first: your business, your career, your family. Life is easier, more fulfilling, and more secure. It’s a place that embodies the kind of values America was built on: hard work, education, common sense, caring and respect for others.

Low Cost of Living. Compared to the rest of the country, Holdrege's cost of living is 19.7% lower than the U.S. average. The median home cost in Holdrege is $128,200, while overall in the U.S. it is $231,200. Utilities are affordable with electric rates lower than the U.S. average.

Schools. Phelps County school districts have continually improved the quality of their facilities and staff to keep pace with the changing world, including a brand new elementary school in 2015. In K-12, there is a favorable 1:13 teacher/pupil ratio. Phelps County schools are consistently above both state and national averages on standardized tests making it just the place for a top-notch education with teachers who have the time to invest in each student's success. 

Come Home to Phelps County

If you are looking for a welcoming safe place to raise your family, PCDC is here to help you live where you work. Contact PCDC at (308) 995-4148 or pcdc@phelpscountyne.com today.