USDA Launching Monthly Community Outreach Day in McCook

“Rural America is a place everyone can call home,” Vilsack said. “Whether you own or rent a home, you’re invested in and connected to the place you live. While homeownership is a good fit for many, renting also helps people invest in their communities and build wealth for their families and generations to come. This […]

McCook Using LB840 for Childcare

McCook is leading the charge in innovative programs to boost early childhood quality and access through Local Option Municipal Economic Development Funds, known as LB840.

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 […]

Community 4 Kids (C4K) Meets with Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

September 29, McCook Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) Community 4 Kids (C4K) initiative hosted area childcare providers. Andrew Keck and Nicole Vint of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services attended the meeting and gathered feedback from the area providers on how pandemic aid could be used to help childcare providers.  While the details are being […]

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 […]