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AREA News, News - 01.29.20

McCook Named 6th Most Affordable Place to Live in Nebraska.

Homesnacks used cost of living data to determine that McCook is the 6th most affordable place to live in Nebraska. See the top 10 here.

AREA News, News, Photo Feature - 12.31.19

MEDC Launches Early Childhood Education Access Initiatives

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.

AREA News, News, Photo Feature - 12.11.19

McCook ranked #27 best small town in the country

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.

AREA News, News, Photo Feature - 10.24.19

MEDC Advocates for Expansion of Skilled Trades Education

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