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MEDC Advocates for Expansion of Skilled Trades Education

AREA News, News, Photo Feature - 10.24.19
MEDC Director Andy Long addresses the Mid-Plains Community College Board of Governors in support of expanding skilled trades programs in McCook.

McCOOK, Neb. — The head of the McCook Economic Development Corp. pledged support and suggested uses for McCook Community College’s new “East Campus,” the former Elks Club.

Read more at the McCook Gazette here: https://www.mccookgazette.com/story/2643797.html

McCook ranked as one of the safest cities in Nebraska

AREA News, News, Photo Feature - 10.16.19
McCook ranked as one of the safest cities in Nebraska, reveals study.
Norfolk has the highest safety score in the state.
McCook was found to have a score of 75.01.
There is a citizen-to-officer ratio of 1.87 per 1,000 citizens in McCook.
Infographic showing safest cities across Nebraska.
Safety First: Perhaps you’re looking for a change of scenery, or maybe your job has offered you a promotion in a different city. Whatever it is, when considering packing up your life and moving to a different place, safety should be your number one priority. Security-based review, comparison and news site, Security Baron, analyzed FBI rankings of crime rates to find out what the top 5 safest cities are in Nebraska, and what their safety score is. The analysis found that McCook (with a population of 7,498) emerged on the list, with an average safety score of 75.01 and a rate of 1.07  violent crimes per 1,000 citizens. The city has a citizen-to-officer ratio of 1.87 per 1,000  people and a rate of 23.87 property crimes per 1,000 citizens. It was also found that the safest city in Nebraska is Norfolk with a safety score of 77.86 and an average income of $46,542. The city also has a citizen-to-officer ratio of 1.56 per 1,000 people and there are 10,123 households here on average.

1st Floor Retail/Commercial Kitchen Space for Rent.

AREA News, News, Photo Feature - 08.05.19

First floor retail space with direct access to Norris
Avenue in the front and the future Norris Alley to the

  • 1st Floor Retail Space/Commercial Kitchen Suite 102 & 105
  • 1,735 square feet total
  • Retail/Prep Space/Commercial Kitchen
  • Norris Street direct access
  • Rent – $1,080/month
  • Average Utilities – $660/month
  • Reduced rent for startup businesses

Click here for more information: 1st floor retail commercial space

MEDC Partnership leads to Down Payment Assistance Program

AREA News, News, Photo Feature - 08.01.19

MEDC has partnered with Southwest Nebraska Community Development Corporation (SWNCDC) to apply for a state down payment assistance program. Last week, the Department of Economic Development (DED) announced that SWNCDC received a $295,000 grant to provide at least 10 homeowners down payment assistance. It will take a while to work out the details with DED, but if you are interested contact Andy at 308-345-1200 or andy@mccookne.org. To read more about organizations awarded the grant click here for the DED press release.