Like many young adults as they venture off to college and beyond, I had no intentions of moving back to southwest Nebraska. However, now that I reflect on my time at University and living in another community, I realize I had more of a connection to southwest Nebraska than I lead myself to believe.
Rather than waiting on luck, the MEDC Board decided a few years ago to prioritize three areas of focus: business, child care, and housing.
Rural Development Housing Specialist Will Resume Monthly Housing Assistance for McCook Area Residents February 1, 2023
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Housing Specialist Durene Anderson will pause housing assistance appointments in McCook until after the New Year.
Nearly every conversation in McCook and Southwest Nebraska touches upon housing.
Amanda Engell (formerly Slattery) stepped into the newly-formed role last month, joining the team at the MEDC.
“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 […]
Single Family Housing Symposium being held for the public June 30, 2022
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.
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 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 […]