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Events, News, Photo Feature - 03.21.17

Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference

Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities

April 19th & 20th

McCook, Nebraska



Register now to join other like-minded community leaders to learn exciting concepts and resources, share best practices and fresh ideas, and empower teams to grow local communities.

With breakout sessions embedded in shops and venues throughout the downtown, the conference offers the unique opportunity to learn about and experience an entrepreneurial community. As you walk from session to session, you can enjoy networking with fellow attendees and experience McCook’s downtown business environment on the “The Bricks.”

Invite your colleagues, co-workers, community leaders, entrepreneurs and stakeholders to attend. Whether you work in economic development, business, arts and culture, government, philanthropy, the nonprofit sector or education, all have an important part to play in supporting local businesses and entrepreneurial development in communities.

Registration, only $80, includes lunch, a special networking reception and dinner, breaks, and a departing lunch voucher.


Click on Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities for additional conference information and sessions.


Why Attend?  Unique opportunity to learn from other community developers and leaders from Nebraska and other Midwest states.


Who Should Attend? – Economic/Community development, business, arts and culture, government, philanthropy, the nonprofit sector or education.


Questions?  Contact Marilyn Schlake,; or McCook contact, Ben Dutton,

AREA News, News - 03.14.17

Economic Development Director Position Open

The McCook Economic Development Corporation of McCook Nebraska (pop. 7,700) is seeking an Economic Development Director for the area. Experience in economic development preferred; graduation from accredited college or university with degree in business, planning, economics, public administration or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Salary negotiable based on experience. A more detailed job description can be obtained by forwarding a request to or here.  Open until filled.

For more details, inquire at 402 Norris Avenue, Suite 301, McCook NE 69001, 308-345-1200. Resume and cover letter may be submitted to the email address above or by mail. MEDC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services. MEDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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