Join us September 6, 2019: 9 am – 5 pm at the Harms Center. A day-long leadership training will equip participants with processes for implementing successful community projects. Participants will hear from two panels of community members who led efforts in Scottsbluff. Nebraska Community Vitality educators will use the lessons learned as a springboard for Leadership to Grow.
The Nebraska Department of Labor invites you to attend and learn about the GREAT job opportunities available. Come prepared to find your next career!
- Railcrew Xpress
- Housing Partners of Western Nebraska
- Dollar Tree
- Regional West Medical Center
- Waterbed Showcase
- We will be adding new businesses!
- Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
The Panhandle Area Development District (PADD) has updated the regional economic development strategy for the next five-year period and is seeking feedback from the community on its effectiveness and accuracy for the region.
The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) can be viewed on the PADD website (www.nepadd.com) under the economic development tab and then under the CEDS tab. The full site address is: https://nepadd.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/CEDS-FINAL-DRAFT-1.pdf
The purpose of this document is to analyze our current economic position as a region and to provide a path forward based on feedback from entrepreneurs, service agencies, employees, and employers.
PADD encourages anyone to provide feedback on any portion or all of the document. Comments will strengthen itsefforts as a regional agency and help PADD to know where best to direct resources.
The comment period will be open from June 10 through July 10. Please submit your comments to Megan Koppenhafer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHADRON- Northwest Nebraska Tourism and the Chadron Chamber of Commerce will host a Red Carpet Service Training May 30 in Chadron.
The Red Carpet Service Training is free and open to any restaurant and hospitality management businesses. The two and a half hour research-based session is tailor-made for staff and management. The training will serve those working in local attractions, convenience stores, restaurants, retail shopping, lodging, and others.
Nebraska Extension Community Vitality is hosting the event and Cheryl-Burkhart Kriesel is the key-note speaker.
If any employee from your business would like to attend, please contact Gabby Michna at 308-432-4401. Additional information about the Red Carpet Service Training can be found at http://discovernwnebraska.com/event/red-carpet-service-training/ or at http://www.chadron.com/events/details/redcarpet-hospitality-training-2299.
| RESOURCES FOR NEBRASKANS: |
Cities, Counties, and Tribes: FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) grant program provides federal assistance to government organizations and certain private nonprofit (PNP) organizations following a Presidential disaster declaration. Click here for more.
Agriculture: The Department of Agriculture has provided a list of disaster relief resources for farmers and ranchers in Nebraska. Including: USDA’s Farm Service Agency offices located throughout the state The Livestock Indemnity Program and lost machinery programs are also available. The Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Nebraska Cattlemen have also provided a portal for disaster assistance to help members of the ag community that have been affected by this storm. Click here for the Nebraska Farm Bureau assistance page and here for the Nebraska Cattlemen assistance page.
Businesses: As a result of the emergency declaration, Nebraska businesses can now apply for low-interest federal disaster loans. These loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) can help repair the damages to their businesses. The application filing deadline for physical damage is May 20, 2019. More information from the SBA’s fact sheet. Apply for a Disaster Loan Assistance here.
|This list of resources comes from Deb Fischer’s office.|
Join us and learn the basics of rural small business and small farm succession planning. In this webinar, experts will share information and resources on how to effectively plan and sell your small rural business or small farm.
The webinar will take place April
from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., CST. Click here to register.
Free workshops to review the requirements for the 2019 NAHTF Application Guidelines. The workshops will be held on:
- Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 1:30pm – 4:00pm CST | Online via WebEx | Register
- Monday, March 18, 2019 | 1:30pm – 4:00pm CST | La Vista Conference Center, La Vista, NE | Register
- Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 10:00am – 12:3pm CST | Online via WebEx | Register
If you have any questions please contact:
The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is conducting public hearings on the Proposed 2019 Annual Action Plan. The Proposed 2019 Annual Action Plan describes program funding, national and state objectives, application schedules, eligible activities, and selection criteria for projects for the following programs: CDBG, HOME, HTF, ESG, HOPWA, HSATF, and NAHTF.
Public Hearings are scheduled on:
March 13, 2019
- North Platte | 9 a.m. CT | Nebraska Department of Labor, 600 E. Francis, Suite 9, North Platte, NE
- Kearney | 2 p.m. CT | Kearney Public Library, 2020 1st Ave., Kearney, NE
- Scottsbluff | 2 p.m. MT | Lied Scottsbluff Public Library, 1809 3rd Avenue, Scottsbluff, NE
March 27, 2019
- Norfolk | 9:30 a.m. CT | Norfolk Public Library, 309 N 5th St, Norfolk, NE 68701
- Lincoln | 2:30 p.m. CT | Nebraska State Office Building, Lower Level A, 301 Centennial Mall South Lincoln, NE
- Website Streaming | 2:30 p.m. CT/1:30 p.m. MT | Register
The website streaming option is utilizing Webex software, if you are attending the public hearing through this method, please register in advance to receive the access code. Registration is free.
The Webex service may require use of a telephone to have access to the audio portion of the workshop. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for the workshop and a call in number. This number will incur long distance charges. If you do not want to incur these charges, please select the Call Me option when accessing the workshop. This option will call you directly at the number you enter.
If you have any questions concerning the 2019 Proposed Annual Action Plan Public Hearing, please contact Rebecca Schademann at (402)471-3172, (800) 426-6505 or via email, email@example.com
Governor Ricketts is scheduled to stop in Scottsbluff, NE as part of his State of the State Fly Around. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
Date: Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
Time: 3:30 pm MST
Location: Western Nebraska Regional Airport, 250023 Airport Terminal St. #10 in Scottsbluff, NE
Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has finalized economic development activities for 2019. The goal is to assist communities with their economic development goals and strategies and reach as many business prospects, corporate real estate professionals, and site selection consultants while providing a strong message about the business climate and opportunities in Nebraska.
In 2019, NPPD will be exhibiting or attending events targeting:
- food processing,
- data center sectors.
NPPD-served communities are eligible to participate in these activities accompanied by our Economic Development Team. Local participants are responsible for their own travel, lodging, food, and miscellaneous expenses. The NPPD team will coordinate:
- booth logistics
- set up appointments
- arrange hotel accommodations.
If you are interested in attending one or more of these events, please complete the registration form (link provided below).
Please take a few moments and review the activities described below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mary Plettner, NPPD Economic Development Manager, at 402-563-5534.