Resources to Start/Retain/Expand a Business

McCook Economic Development Programs

Retail Incubation Space -Start your retail dreams in our Retail Incubator Space.

LB 840 Revolving Loan Fund – Additional financing available to fund up to half your venture at half the market rate.

Facade Improvement Grant – You could qualify for up to a $5,000 grant match on your facade improvement project.

Business Transition Services – If you are looking to buy or sell a local business, contact us for confidential help in exploring options.

Keystone Office Space – Get the benefits of a professional office space in a majestic building on the bricks in downtown McCook. Startup businesses can qualify for reduced rent their first two years as tenants.

McCook Business Park – Shovel ready, rail served industrial sites. All utilities on site, drainage and roads in place.

Tax Increment Financing – McCook has identified blighted areas in the community that would qualify for Tax Increment Financing to help your development project. Contact our office for more information.

Contact Andy – E-mail Andy at andy@mccookne.org to discuss your idea and get connected to the resources that can help you.

Human Capital Development Programs

Human Capital is the skills, knowledge, and experience possessed by an individual or population, viewed in terms of their value or cost to an organization or country. McCook Economic Development Corporation is committed through a variety of programs to improve the area’s human capital and to make connections to the individuals who believe in Southwest Nebraska and the opportunities for them here.

Accelerated Interns of McCook – This program helps connect local employers with local students in structured summer internships.

McCook Mastermind Alliance – A program designed to provide leadership support groups for current and future leaders in the community.

Come Back to Southwest Nebraska – If you are interested in moving to Southwest Nebraska in the near future, get added to our database and we’ll try to connect you to the opportunities that can bring you home.

Entrepreneurship, Retirement, and Professional Networks for Success – If you have skills and knowledge on how to start or run a successful business and would be willing to give some of your time to others in the business committee, sign up to be in our database. If you are starting a new business and want some extra help, please contact us. We help make connections between new business owners and experienced business owners and professionals to help in your success.

Local Partnerships

Nebraska Business Development Center McCook Office – Set up a time to visit with Charlie McPherson who has his office on the third floor of the Keystone Business Center to develop or grow your business.

Rural Enterprise Assistance Program – Learn more about the services provided by the Center for Rural Affairs to train and help finance small, self-employed business opportunities. Set up a time to visit with Nancy Flock when she holds office hours in McCook at the Keystone Business Center.

State of Nebraska Economic Development Resources

State Programs – The state of Nebraska offers a variety of programs to provide capital, technical knowledge, and tools to develop the workforce you need to establish a successful business in Southwest Nebraska.

Learn More about McCook

McCook Economic Development Corporation works aggressively to provide a complete package of incentives and finance tools for business development. Working in partnership with State and Federal economic development organizations along with the McCook Area Chamber of Commerce the City of McCook, Nebraska, Red Willow County and area lenders, MEDC has access to the same tools larger communities use, with small-town personal service and attention.