Economic Gateway http://phelpscountyne.com Phelps County Development Corporation News RSS Feed Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:20:03 -0700 en-us Farm country http://phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=11076 phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Since the founding of the nation, America’s agricultural industry has played a key role in the success of our economy. Today, that’s more true than ever. Farming and its related industries... Power your business to success http://phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=11075 phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A key consideration in choosing a business location is access to power utilities at competitive rates. After all, if you can’t plug your business into a strong, affordable grid, you’ll fac... Tillery Builds Relationships in Food Industry http://phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=11386 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://phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=11392 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... Tame your traffic http://phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=11074 phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Sitting stuck in traffic is more than an inconvenience. It’s also a drain on your bottom line. It’s pretty simple: every minute stuck idling in traffic is time and resources wasted. Stacke... Built-to-suit http://phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=11073 phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Most site selection processes begin with a simple choice: move into an existing structure, or start from scratch. Each has advantages—but for many businesses, the built-to-suit approach is best.... Say yes to your next lucky break http://phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=10625 phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 If you’re an entrepreneur you know that there’s a lot of planning and hard work that predicates success. And you probably also recognize the more elusive “lucky break”—th... Take a step back http://phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=10624 phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Here’s a problem faced by many entrepreneurs: You spend so much time juggling the myriad tasks required to run a business that you seldom have time to take a step back to assess your overall str... Plastics outperforming http://phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=10623 phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 While the entire economy was hit by the recession a decade ago, one segment has recovered more quickly and grown more rapidly: Plastics. Fueled in part by low oil prices and innovation in the industry... PCDC Loan Helps Secure Downtown Brewery Project http://phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=10860 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://phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=10862 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... Find your new home here http://phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=10622 phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Finding a location for your new or existing business requires a lot of research. Utilities, space, and relevant suppliers and customers are all key considerations. Here in Phelps County, NE, our Ir... On the road to everywhere http://phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=10300 phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A hundred years ago, when the economy was largely local, getting raw goods in and manufactured goods out was a relatively simple affair. Today, warehousing, logistics, and distribution is a complex... Value-add a valuable opportunity http://phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=10299 phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 How often do you cook a meal from scratch with no condiments or prepared ingredients?  Most of us probably do that once in a while… but not very often. It wasn’t always so. If you... Location assistance for manufacturers http://phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=10298 phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 While it may seem like half the items you buy are marked “made in China,” the truth is a little more complicated. The fact is that the US is still a manufacturing Titan that very nearly... Osborne Gives Timeless Advice at PCDC Annual Meeting http://phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=10559 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://phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=10560 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://phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=10561 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 ... Managing the farm economy http://phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=10295 phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Most folks with no farm experience think of the farm economy as a simple thing. Farmers grow food, and somehow or another we get to browse it at the grocery store. But that misconception couldn&rsq... Holdrege Floral Finds New Owner http://phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=10444 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... A bright success story http://phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=9895 phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Today’s industrial landscape is a complicated place, but those who master it are destined for success. One such success story, here in Phelps County, NE, is Allmand Brothers. Founded back in ... Advances in Technology Force Changes in Manufacturing http://phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=10098 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://phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=10099 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... Housing Study Expected to Begin in Early 2017 http://phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=9417 phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A recent Targeted Industry Study showed that Phelps County employers attract a larger number of regional commuters because of the high wages paid here. Local organizations, including PCDC, see thos... PCDC Intern Cultivates New Opportunities http://phelpscountyne.com/phelps/news/?item=8625 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...