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Archive for January, 2011

The Nebraska Internship Program

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Today I’ll be testifying on LB 386 – the proposed Nebraska Internship Program. I’ve included my testimony to the Unicam below if you’re interested. LB 386 is a pretty cool effort to create an incentive for Nebraska businesses to grow …

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Economic Development Board Meeting

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Today the Valley County Economic Development Board meets for its regular monthly meeting. We have some pretty fun items on tap including:
– Valley County Board Summit II recap
– Legislative activities at the Nebraska Unicam
– Housing Task Force …

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What Happens When You Spend at Home?

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In 2010, the Ord Area Chamber launched a concerted effort to support local business by promoting a buy local campaign called the Ord option. We posted earlier this month the preliminary results from the effort: by conservative estimates, the Ord …

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Major Changes Coming to Rural Nebraska?

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Major, and I mean MAJOR changes are coming to the economic development community in Nebraska. Governor Heineman and the Nebraska Legisltature is proposing massive redeployment and increases in investment in several strategic areas. Proposed changes include (thanks to the Governor’s …

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Boards Summit Part Deux

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Tonight the Valley County Board Summit will host part two in an effort to move a more collaborative governance strategy forward. The second meeting will be hosted at the Valley County Economic Development offices at 7pm tonight (1514 K Street …

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Self-Employment Key to Expanding Rural America’s Revival

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Don Macke has long been a friend, supporter and mentor to economic development in Ord and Valley County.  I was quite pleased to see a prescient article on the future of economic development in rural areas over at New Geography

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Loup Valley Web Design Open for Business

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The Ord Area Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome Loup Valley Web Design to the Chamber business community!   Loup Valley Web Design provides website design, photography, copy-writing and several other digital media solutions for your personal or professional needs.  …

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2010 Economic Development Fund Use

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We are in the process of releasing our 2010 Annual Report and a decade-long look back at ten years of focused economic development in Valley County.  The data has me both surprised and a little perplexed – in a very …

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Family Resources Opens in Ord

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We are pleased to welcome Family Resources of Greater Nebraska to the Ord business community.  Family Resources, now located in the Ord Professional Building (find them here) provides mental health and behavioral counseling to area individuals, families and even …

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CNA Classes at the Ord Learning Center

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Central Community College’s Ord Learning Center will host a Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) class beginning with an orientation/registration session on Thursday January 6m 2011 at 5 p.m. and will conclude Friday, March 25, 2011.  The class consists of 76 …

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