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CENTRAL CITY, Neb. — It’s been a long time coming, but the new Merrick County Youth and Agriculture Education Center in Central City is open...
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Posted on Apr 19, 2017
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For more than 20 years, volunteers across Nebraska have been working behind the scenes to create a new kind of community pride and belief in...
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Posted on Apr 18, 2017
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An economic indicator tracked by the University of Nebraska projects strong growth for the state the remainder of this year. Bureau of Business Research Director Eric...
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Posted on Apr 14, 2017
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LINCOLN, Neb. | Just over a year ago, Andrew Tuzson and his wife, Angela, were living in Denver but getting ready to make a move...
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Posted on Apr 12, 2017
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OMAHA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced Nebraska had earned Site Selection magazine’s top national award for the state’s economic development successes in 2016. According...
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Posted on Apr 07, 2017
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(LINCOLN, NE)--Mark your calendar to celebrate the 31st anniversary of National Community Development (CD) Week, April 17 – April 22, 2017. The National Community Development Association...
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Posted on Apr 05, 2017
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A business plan is a written description of your business's future, a document that tells what you plan to do and how you plan to...
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Posted on Jan 26, 2017
Category: Business Tips

Today, tens of thousands of people are considering starting a home based business, and for good reasons. On average, people can expect to have two and...
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Posted on Jan 25, 2017
Category: Business Tips

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced he will lead a trade mission, November 9-15, 2016 to meet with investors and host events in Xi’an, Shanghai, and...
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Posted on Jan 18, 2017
Category: International

The state’s new tourism director knows Nebraska is nice. “I am a professional traveler. I love wherever I go,” John Ricks said. “I get juiced by...
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Posted on Jan 08, 2017
Category: Awards and Recognition

Nebraska is predicted to experience modest economic growth during the first half of 2017, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research reported today. That’s despite...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
Category: Economy

Dozens of students recently visited Omaha-based Distefano Technology and Manufacturing for demonstrations of modern manufacturing. The presentations included operation of a welding robot. We underscore that...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
Category: Economy

While President-elect Donald Trump begins his transition into the White House this week, world leaders are gathered in Morocco negotiating the implementation of climate change...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
Category: Economy

USDA Rural Development’s Rural Energy for America Program, commonly referred to as ‘REAP’, provides financial resources for rural agricultural producers and small businesses to help...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
Category: Environment

Central City’s Dark Island Trail from Highway 66 to Marquette is completed for bikers, walkers and runners to enjoy. The eight-mile trail runs from Mile Marker...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
Category: Recreation

There's a blockbuster new food trend growing in Mark and Paul McHargue's Nebraska corn fields. Popcorn, long the leading concession at movie theaters, is undergoing...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
Category: Agriculture

Dozens of students recently visited Omaha-based Distefano Technology and Manufacturing for demonstrations of modern manufacturing. The presentations included operation of a welding robot. We underscore that...
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Posted on Nov 08, 2016
Category: Economy

International trade plays a vital role in the current and future success of Nebraska agriculture. Right now, Congress is considering the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-country trade...
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Posted on Nov 08, 2016
Category: Agriculture

USDA Rural Development’s Rural Energy for America Program, commonly referred to as ‘REAP’, provides financial resources for rural agricultural producers and small businesses to help...
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Posted on Nov 08, 2016
Category: Environment

Central City’s Dark Island Trail from Highway 66 to Marquette is completed for bikers, walkers and runners to enjoy. The eight-mile trail runs from Mile Marker...
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Posted on Nov 08, 2016
Category: Recreation

There's a blockbuster new food trend growing in Mark and Paul McHargue's Nebraska corn fields. Popcorn, long the leading concession at movie theaters, is undergoing...
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Posted on Nov 08, 2016
Category: Agriculture

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Why I Love Central City!
"I like the school and my teacher because she does fun things.  I like P.E. because we do games and push ups and jumping jacks.  We have good neighbors and we like going to the park."
—Ryan W., 2nd Grade