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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

AREA News, News, Photo Feature - 10.16.19

McCook ranked as one of the safest cities in Nebraska

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.