At the MEDC, we are dedicated to building a vibrant economy and maintaining a dynamic business climate where businesses and organizations can be successful. The MEDC is known and respected as a leader in the arena of economic development and being proactive in addressing opportunities to stimulate the economy. As stated in our mission, the organization is committed to improving the community and region to position the area for positive growth.


In our commitment, we know that we cannot do this alone. Both our community and resource partners play a vital role in this endeavor with us. Accessing resources is an important component to businesses and organizations. They can provide individuals with the information and advice they need to make informed decisions about their business or organization. They can also help connect individuals to others that can provide additional guidance, support, and potential mentorship.

Business Resources


Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) offers countless areas of support for new and expanding businesses.

SourceLink Nebraska

SourceLink Nebraska is a one-stop shop for Nebraska entrepreneurs, business owners, and resource partners to find the right resource at the right time.

US Small Business Administration (SBA)

The US Small Business Administration offers multiple guides on how to operate your business.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Apply for IRS EIN / Federal Tax ID Number

State of Nebraska Links

NE Secretary of State

A free search of the Corporate Business database for information on all entities, trade names, trademarks, and service marks.

NE Department of Revenue

Online services for businesses including filing returns, making payments, or registering a business.

NE Department of Labor

Various links to useful tools and information.

NE Department of Economic Development

Their commitment to start-ups and business owners isn't lip service. After you're up and running, they'll help you grow.

Loan Financing & Incentive Programs

Local Bank Financing

The McCook Chamber of Commerce Directory has a list of local chamber member banks.

Center for Rural Affairs

The Center for Rural Affairs is committed to strengthening rural communities through small, self-employed business development

Nebraska Enterprise Fund

The Nebraska Enterprise Fund is the premier Nebraska small business Community Development Finance Institution providing business development services and financing to micro and small businesses across the state.

Tax Increment Financing (TIF)

Tax increment Financing (TIF) of the cost of public improvements for projects located in blighted and substandard areas.

LB 840 Gap Loans

Along with traditional financing, the LB 840 Gap Loan program can help fill in the gap that traditional financing can't cover to grow your business.

MEDC Micro-Enterprise Lending Program

The purpose of the MEDC Microenterprise Lending Program is to encourage and support the transfer of Nebraska-based businesses, technology, and innovation in McCook and Red Willow County.

Additional Business Resources

Hormel Entrepreneurship Competition

Designed to help jumpstart local businesses in the startup or expansion phase. The contests will host startup or expanding businesses from 7 southwest counties in Nebraska.


Free business mentoring and advice. SCORE is here to help you at every step in your business journey.

How to Start an LLC in Nebraska

This beginner-friendly guide would be a valuable resource for those who are looking to start their businesses in Nebraska.

Housing Resources

MEDC's Housing Developments

View the current housing projects the MEDC is working on.

RWFH Loan Fund

MEDC has established a Rural Workforce Housing Loan program to provide low interest capital to individuals and businesses improving McCook's workforce housing.

Homebuyer Education

REACH Homebuyer Education Classes

Down Payment Assistance

Down payment assistance information is available through SWNCBC.

Early Childcare & Education

MEDC's Early Childcare & Education Program

Learn more about MEDC's focus on childcare.


Mid-Plains BCE

Let MPCC help your business reach its goal. They can design a course and/or training to fit your needs.

Worker Training Grants

Nebraska Department of Labor can provide training opportunities.

Workforce Development

Find jobs, candidates, post job openings, and view incentives.