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McCook may appear off the beaten path, but with a strong workforce, highway, rail, and air access to major markets, tax increment financing and opportunity zone incentives, and a great quality of life we would love to start the conversation on how McCook is right for your expansion.

You don’t get to be the nicest community in the state in one of the nicest states for nothing

2019 Readers Digest Nicest Places

The #1 reason you want to expand to McCook: it is a great place for your teammates to live. McCook provides an amazing quality life, giving you time, experiences, and opportunities to build a great life. Learn more about what makes McCook great.

Site Selection:

In addition to the shovel ready business park, and undeveloped 5,600 square foot 5th floor in the Keystone Business Center, check out the other commercial and industrial sites available.


What made McCook the perfect place for hose manufacturer Parker Hannifin, ag fertilizer producer Kugler, and retailer Ace Hardware? It was the people. We don’t have the population you’ll find in a metropolitan area but have a strong workforce ready to make your expansion work. McCook is also home to the oldest community college in Nebraska, McCook Community College. The college’s community and business education department is ready to adapt and provide the training your workforce needs.

Workforce Labor Report

Need the details on McCooks workforce? Here they are. McCook, Red Willow County and Surrounding Area workforce Labor Report

Mid-Plains BCE

Mid-Plains Business and Community Education department is ready to adapt and provide the training your workforce needs.


Being located halfway between I-70 and I-80 along Highway 83 makes it easy to get just about anywhere in the country in two days trucking time. The addition of a BNSF Class I rail line can help with your transportation needs coast to coast. Daily flights from the Ben Nelson Regional Airport to Denver International Airport allow your staff to be able to get to just about any location in a day for important meetings.


McCook’s business friendly climate from local government can help make the financing work for your expansion project. Tax Increment Financing allows the community to provide an incentive for development that is paid back through increased property taxes over a 15-year period. Additional incentives from the state for major development can make Nebraska and McCook a great place to grow.

Part of McCook received Opportunity Zone designation (include map), allowing your Opportunity Fund to invest in McCook and receive great capital tax breaks. Learn more about Opportunity Zones here: