McCook Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announces first Rural Workforce Housing Loan

Earlier today, MEDC made their first Rural Workforce Housing Loan to Blackwood Enterprises, LLC to assist in financing the development of two upper stories apartment at the Bethany Village project. Blackwood Enterprises is in the process of constructing an 800 square foot, two-bedroom apartment and a 711 square foot, one bedroom apartment in the development […]

McCook Growth Fund assists in Hot Tub Brokers Business Transition

McCook celebrated a successful business transition as Jody and Wayne Stewart recently purchased Hot Tub Brokers from Blaine and Ann Budke. Jody has been the general manager of the business for the last 10 years. Blaine Budke has been selling hot tubs for the last 20 years and built the business into a regional destination […]

Flip It! Free Brownfield Workshop in McCook

The McCook Econoimic Development Corporation, the Benkelman Community Development Agency, the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) and the Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program (TAB) at Kansas State University invite you to attend a free brownfields workshop. Does your community have an abandoned building, gas station, or other potentially contaminated property, commonly referred to […]

Norris Alley Construction Kicks Off

The Norris Institute Board of Directors is pleased to announce the initiation of construction on the long-awaited Norris Alley open-air downtown plaza. Norris Alley will be a multi-purpose gathering space that honors McCook’s legacy as home to the late Senator George Norris.  The venue is located on the downtown bricks between two iconic McCook building […]

Kalinski Recognized for Quality

Denise Kalinski was recently recognized by the McCook Community 4 Kids team as Step Up to Quality certified childcare provider. Kalinski is a provider in McCook that enjoys working with the children and families that she serves.  Denise is not only recognized as a community HERO for serving families, especially during the pandemic, Denise is […]

Childcare Providers Recognized as Local Heroes

Hillcrest Administrator James Foster and Lexis Jones and Courtney Williams were recognized at provider appreciation night.

The McCook Community 4 Kids Team, led by Early Childhood Community Coordinator, Milva McGhee, celebrated and recognized McCook childcare providers as local heroes on Friday, June 18th.  During the global pandemic that shut down most businesses worldwide, McCook in-home and center providers kept their doors open to help other essential workers of the McCook community […]

MEDC Offers Destination Business Training this fall

Destination Creation is an eight week course taught via Zoom to help local, independent businesses turn themselves into a destination business. Each course is two hours in length and includes recorded video instruction from Jon Schallert and facilitation from McCook Economic Development Corporation Executive Director, Andy Long. Jon Schallert is the only professional speaker teaching […]