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Youth Business Discovery Day Held in Ord

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(Ord, NE) – Fifty-eight students from Valley, Greeley, and Sherman Counties joined twenty area business leaders in a day dedicated to entrepreneurship and business discovery, on Wednesday, January 18, 2012. Guest presenters included Gregg Christiansen, Entrepreneurship Career Education Specialist with …

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Microenterprise Grants Available

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We’re passing along a press release from the good folks over at the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. As part of the new Talent and Innovation Initiative in 2011, new funding is available to develop revolving loan funds for microenterprise. …

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Why We Support LB 850

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Tomorrow, the Revenue Committee will be hearing testimony on legislative bill 850, an effort spearheaded by four rural senators concerned about the future of rural Nebraska. You can read about LB850 here. The bill proposes a tax credit of …

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Efficiency Counts Joins MarketPlace Line-up

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Our friends over at the Center for Rural Affairs have asked that we keep you all updated on MarketPlace. Coming up in February, many opportunities exist for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Check up what’s on tap below – Caleb…

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Planning to Plan

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Strategic planning can be a critical process to those employed in economic development. If executed properly, strategic plans can provide communities with the blueprint to get things done. In 2011, we embarked on another round of planning that helped us …

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Going International as a Business?

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New resources exist for businesses looking to go international with their business. Folks over at the Department of Economic Development have the skinny:

(LINCOLN, NEB.) — The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has received a State Trade and Export …

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Business Plan Basics Workshop for Local Entrepreneurs

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There are still seats available for the Business Plan Basics Workshop but space is limited so register today.  Valley County Economic Development and the Ord Area Chamber of Commerce is collaborating with Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) to host the …

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Valley Co. Building Permits Way Up

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Need more evidence of the solid economic situation that blesses Valley County? Look no more than the accelerated rise in building permits over the past five years. 2010 blew away the previous four, with as many new home construction that …

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News from the Valley

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Happy New Year!  The first monthly newsletter of 2012 contains information on several upcoming events and projects.  You can download the January newsletter here to find…

-Information on the 2012 Annual Banquet
-News from the Valley County Community Foundation Fund …

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2012 Annual Economic Development & Chamber Banquet

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We are excited to announce the details and guest speaker for the 2012 Annual Valley County Economic Development and Ord Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet.  Join us for an exciting social hour, delicious banquet dinner, presentation by Aaron Davis, awards …

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