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Retail Incubation Space in the Keystone Now Available

AREA News, Events - 06.28.18

McCook Economic Development Staff Andy Long and Angela Allen stand outside the ‘Retail Incubator’ at the Keystone Business Center ready to welcome the first tenant.

McCook Economic Development launches Retail Incubator at the Keystone

McCook Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has launched its Retail Incubator program to help individuals thinking about opening their own retail business in McCook. The program allows individuals to rent the 578 square foot space in the Keystone on the first floor on the corner of Norris and D. Individuals can sign up for a six month lease for a total of $1,200. At the end of the six months, individuals then will need to find a permanent retail space in the community to continue their operations.

To qualify for the Retail Incubator space, individuals need to complete a business plan, meet with a retail mentor organized through the MEDC, and pay the entire rent up front. If individuals need financial help to get started, they can use their business plan to apply for a loan from the Revolving Loan Fund.

“We’ve got great unique retail businesses in McCook. To remain the hub of retail in Southwest Nebraska, we need to help local individuals with a retail dream get started. The Retail Incubator program allows individuals to test a retail idea they have on a trial basis. The additional coaching can help individuals work out the details so they can get a successful start,” said Andy Long, MEDC Executive Director.

For more information click here or contact the MEDC at 308-345-1200 or andy@mccookne.org.

2018 Middle School Health and Wellness Summer Camp Returns!

AREA News, Events, News - 04.20.18

For the 2nd consecutive year, McCook will be hosting a full 8-week Health, Exercise, Technology & Aquaponics Day Camp Series at the McCook YMCA. These camps will begin at 8 a.m. and end at noon every weekday through the summer. The camp will begin Monday, May 28th and conclude on July 27th.

Students will engage in high energy, consistent lessons and activities to discover the basics of understanding health and wellness, exercise science and the process of growing, tending to, and marketing their own produce. Last year’s instructors, Tyan Boyer and Collin Fleecs, will run the program again with help from an additional instructor, Bradley Schoch.

This camp is geared toward middle school-aged students (approx. 10 to 14 years old). It is strongly recommended that students participate in the entirety of the camp or as much as possible. Click the link below to register! Space is limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis!

Register Here!

Marketing Rural Nebraska To New Residents

AREA News, Events - 06.13.16
Community members gather at the Marketing Hometown America kick-off event in McCook.
(Photo by Ariana Brocious, NET News)

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Unlock the Power of Marketing & Technology

AREA News, Events, News - 09.23.15

Baffled by which hashtags to use? Should you focus more on your website or social media? What kind of content actually generates sales? How can you tell if it’s working or not? Discover the answer to these questions and more. Join us for an in-depth, half-day training on October 8th in Wauneta.

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