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Valley County Economic Development Hires New HTC Coordinator

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Ord, NE: The Valley County Economic Development Board has appointed Dahn Hagge as the new HomeTown Competitiveness (HTC) Coordinator.  Hagge will develop and coordinate HTC programs focused on developing local leadership, energizing entrepreneurship and business growth, engaging youth and increasing …

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Economic Development Board Meeting

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The Valley County Economic Development Board is meeting tonight (7pm) at the VCED offices for another monthly meeting. Topics for action and discussion include:
– Commercial Property Acquisition
– Community Walking Trails
– Sales Tax Fund Quarterly Report
– Youth …

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Economic Development Fund Update

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Monthly calculations for June sales tax receipts are now available.  Funds are available for a variety of uses, including low-interest loans to local businesses and community development projects.

ORD CITY SALES TAX RECEIPTS
1 Percent for Economic Development – 1/2 …

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Extending the Reach of Local Business Globally

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Recall the phrase “Think globally, act locally”? Consider this as an effort to act locally by working globally.

The Chamber Promotions Committee and Chamber staff are currently working to integrate local businesses with the new ShopOrd.com website.  ShopOrd.com is an …

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July-August Photo Contest Voting

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Valley County Tourism and the Ord Area Chamber of Commerce have received several great photos for the July-August contest, Water Wonders of Valley County.  Photos submitted for the contest will be used in various online and print marketing efforts to …

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Valley County sees rise in percentage of college graduates

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Our friends over at the Daily Yonder have provided us with an intriguing read about the brain gain in rural Nebraska. The article looks at Valley County (home to Ord, North Loup, Arcadia and Elyria) as it compares with …

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Economic Development Fund Update

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Monthly calculations for May sales tax receipts are now available. As you can see below, the May 2012 receipts for the local option municipal economic development fund were up from May 2011. Those funds are available for a variety of …

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Disaster Assistance Available for Drought-Stricken Businesses

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We received a notification from the US Small Business Administration about funding for Valley County businesses. Have a look:

Sacramento, CA – Small, nonfarm businesses in 70 Nebraska counties and neighboring counties in Colorado, Kansas, South Dakota and Wyoming are …

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Center for Rural Affairs Hosting Free Community Workshops in Ord

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Two separate programs, one purpose; Helping beginning family farmers and ranchers get started in your community

Lyons, NE – The Center for Rural Affairs is hosting two free workshops on Friday, August 10 in Ord, NE.   A community workshop will …

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