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AREA News, Events, News, Photo Feature - 03.24.20

Department of Labor

COVID-19 Resources and Information – This page has information on filing for unemployment insurance benefits and the short term compensation program. The Governor has issued an executive order to ease unemployment insurance eligibility requirements.

Nebraska Department of Economic Development

DED COVID-19 Information – DED contains a variety of information on difference resources available to businesses. You can contact our DED Field Staff member Ashley Rice-Gerlach at 308-655-0919 or ashley.gerlach@nebraska.gov.

Small Business Administration

COVID-19 Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources – SBA offers a variety of programs including the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program that can offer assistance to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

Nebraska Business Development Center

NBDC Business Resiliency Resources – NBDC offers information on different programs to assist small businesses working through a disaster. You can contact our local NBDC Center Director Charlie McPherson at 308-340-0422 or cmcpherson@unomaha.edu.


Contact our office at 308-345-1200 or e-mail andy@mccookne.org.

MEDC Launches Early Childhood Education Access Initiatives

AREA News, News, Photo Feature - 12.31.19

Responding to the lack of access of early childhood education openings, McCook Economic Development Corporation has launched three initiatives to improve access in the McCook area. The first initiative, New Childcare Provider Smart Start, provides a full tuition, books, and fees scholarship and $3,000 in startup cash to individuals looking to become a childcare provider or start a new early childhood education center. The second initiative, Early Childhood Education Scholarship, provides two, full tuition and fees scholarship to students looking to study early childhood education at McCook Community College and stay in the area and work in early childhood education. The third initiative, McCook Infant Incentives, provides a financial incentive for childcare providers to have more open infant spots available. More information on all three initiatives can be found here.

McCook ranked #27 best small town in the country

AREA News, News, Photo Feature - 12.11.19

Apartment Therapy ranked small towns throughout the country and ranked McCook the #1 small town in Nebraska and the #27 small town in the country. This goes along with the Readers Digest ranking earlier this year as McCook being the nicest place in Nebraska. Read more from Apartment Therapy here: https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/best-small-towns-to-live-in-36677870.

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