February 3, 2012

Hartington receives $505,000 CDBG for new business start-up

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) today awarded $505,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to the City of Hartington to help TrailManor Manufacturing Company, LLC, start up a manufacturing facility. The production process includes the design, manufacture, assembly and laminate of light weight recreational travel trailers. The project will create 20 full-time jobs, of which 51 percent will be made available to low- and moderate-income persons.
January 31, 2012

March 15 is deadline for state’s Microenterprise Lending Program

Eligible nonprofit organizations now have until March 15 to apply for up to as much as $700,000 in grant funding per year in 2012 and 2013 through the state's Microenterprise Lending Program. Administered through the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED), the program is part of the Governor's Talent & Innovation Initiative (T12) passed last May by the Nebraska Legislature.
January 27, 2012

More than $1.9 million awarded for housing projects in Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has awarded $1,997,834 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for owner-occupied  housing rehabilitation projects to communities in southeastern, south central, southwestern and northeastern Nebraska.
January 27, 2012

Governor’s Weekly Column – Growing Nebraska’s Economy

Growing Nebraska's Economy By Governor Dave Heineman January 27, 2011 Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We are fortunate in Nebraska to have one of the strongest economies in the country. Our unemployment rate is 4.1% while the national average is more than double at 8.5%. Nebraska is recognized nationally as a top state in which to do business and we continue to grow and create jobs in our state.