Monthly Coffee with Rex Nelson a Success!

Rex Nelson presented “The Three Secrets to Business Profitability.”   Don’t be confused by the daily flood of information. Cut through the noise by understanding the three secrets to business profitability. Make sure to check our website for upcoming coffees!

Cargill and Nebraska City: A perfect partnership

It’s not what you know, but who you know. This is just as true for a city and its partners as it is for an individual.

A strong, cohesive community helps a city to flourish and leave a lasting impact on its residents. A strong network of city partners is a key indicator of developmental support and growth. Cargill is a proud partner of Nebraska City and its community of residents.

Cargill’s Nebraska City facility was built in 1995. With production facilities totalling 195,000 square feet in size, Cargill has remained as a vital aspect of the community ever since it was established.  Serving as an example of a truly beneficial partnership, Nebraska City supports the services of Cargill, while Cargill team members give back to the Nebraska City community through volunteer programs. Learn more about this partnership through these links:;

Location: your key to success

Location, location, location! Where you build your business may be more important than what you do or who you know.

Your small business can deliver top-notch service or create the best widgets in the world; however if you are located in a dangerous, difficult to reach, or otherwise undesirable spot, your business is bound to suffer. You must consider multiple location-based factors including: distance from nearby cities; urban vs. rural environment; average age and occupations of city residents; and more.

Luckily there is no need to feel overwhelmed by the daunting task of finding that perfect spot to build your business. With the site selector tools offered online by Nebraska City, you can virtually investigate a wide array of available buildings and sites all from the comfort of your desk chair. With a quick click, you’ll find information such as: acres available, transportation statistics, and a summary of utilities. Scope out a perfect spot here:

Time for change, career change that is

Are you feeling completely stuck in your current job? It is normal to switch careers multiple times throughout your life. Are you procrastinating when it comes to taking action on career change out of fear that it is simply too difficult to do?

Career change doesn’t have to be intimidating and difficult. Pursuing a program in a particular industry or trade provides a great to learn skills in a brand new field. By learning specialized skills you can stand out above and beyond others in the job market.

Southeast Community College’s new campus outreach center in Nebraska City provides education in a broad range of career fields including Industry and Trades. Programs like Automotive Machining, Welding Technology, Electrical and Electromechanical Technology, and Building Construction Technology are just a few of the many options available to you. Learn more about the courses offered at SCC here:

Thank You Stephanie!


Thank you Stephanie Shrader for the presentation today at the Nebraska City Small Business Incubator. Primed For Growth training program focuses on understanding the different aspects on how decisions affect a business financially and is geared towards women business owners. This is a pilot training program being brought to Nebraska City by the Rural Enterprise Assistance Project and the Women’s Business Center. The next coffee is Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

NC Putting Lion’s Share Of Its Economic Development Dollars Into New Hotel

City commissioners agreed Monday to a $350,000 forgivable loan and advanced a proposal for $800,000 in tax increment financing for a Holiday Inn Express & Suites at the new Highway 2 interchange.

Finance Commissioner Gloria Glover said she prefers loans over grants because loan payments will replenish the Nebraska City Growth Fund, but hotel developer John Klimpel of Lincoln said the $8 million project is most likely to move forward with the forgivable loan as proposed.

Public Works Commissioner Paul Davis noted that Nebraska City Lodging is taking a risk by building a 70-room hotel in Nebraska City and Parks Commissioner Patrick Wehling called the hotel a tremendous economic benefit that could boost development for the whole corner.

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Nebraska’s grit will aid in solving state’s economic woes

Nebraska grit helped the pioneers turn the Great American Desert into an agricultural state 150 years ago, and Nebraska grit will help the state through its current financial difficulties.

That was the message Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts brought to Nebraska City Wednesday afternoon. He conducted a press conference at Infinity Air at the Nebraska City Airport as part of his State of the State Fly Around Tour.

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NCTC Names Whispering Pines Business Of The Year

Nebraska City Tourism and Commerce will recognize hospitality, summer fun and bricks-and-mortar historians at its annual banquet Jan. 28 at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center.

Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast will receive honors as the 2016 business of the year. The state tourism commission recently recognized owner Jeanna Stavas as a frontline employee.

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Nebraska City Flanked With New Housing Projects

Housing projects came before the Nebraska City City Council Monday regarding tax incentives and tax increment financing.

Tim Juilfs of Ambassador Health and North Star Housing are proposing Nebraska Senior Villas on the north edge of town and Prairie Fire is proposing a 30-unit multi-family complex at Arbor Crossing on the south side of town.

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