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Central City is the host again next year for the State Contest and it has been chosen to hold the 2012 National Contest the following...
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Posted on Oct 06, 2011
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CENTRAL CITY, Neb. — It’s been a long time coming, but the new Merrick County Youth and Agriculture Education Center in Central City is open...
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Posted on Apr 19, 2017
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by Richard Barrington  |  MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA     Where should a young person go today to make his or her fortune? With student loan burdens...
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Posted on Nov 08, 2013
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Dear Fellow Nebraskans:   This week, I announced a joint compact between the University of Nebraska and Nebraska State College System that would help ensure continued affordable...
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Posted on Jan 16, 2013
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Article From: Nebraska Department of Economic Development The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has designated Central City as a Certified DED Leadership Development Community. Central...
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Posted on Jul 01, 2014
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The Independent  |   By Marc Zavala   OMAHA — It was a “four-gone” conclusion for the seniors on the Central City wrestling team. Bison seniors in Kolby...
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Posted on Feb 17, 2013
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The Independent  |   By Amy Schweitzer CENTRAL CITY — Merrick County residents gather at the Central City Public Library for Pinterest parties, book discussion groups,...
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Posted on Jan 01, 2013
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Dane Christensen knows he’s where he needs to be. Christensen, the vocal music teacher and musical director at Central City High School, is a Central City...
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Posted on Apr 02, 2018
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(LINCOLN, NE)--Mark your calendar to celebrate the 31st anniversary of National Community Development (CD) Week, April 17 – April 22, 2017. The National Community Development Association...
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Posted on Apr 05, 2017
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Address outlines need for tax relief, “good time” reform & no Medicaid expansion   (Lincoln, Neb.) Today, Gov. Dave Heineman delivered his State of the State address...
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Posted on Jan 15, 2014
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Central City will host the State and National Hand Cornhusking Contest October 20th (state) and October 21st (national) at the Merrick County Fairgrounds!  FREE Admission!...
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Posted on Sep 26, 2012
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An economic indicator tracked by the University of Nebraska projects strong growth for the state the remainder of this year. Bureau of Business Research Director Eric...
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Posted on Apr 14, 2017
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Article by:  Nebraska Radio Network   |   Matt Kelley   A survey predicts Nebraska will be one of the nation’s best states for job growth in the final...
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Posted on Sep 16, 2013
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For more than 20 years, volunteers across Nebraska have been working behind the scenes to create a new kind of community pride and belief in...
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Posted on Apr 18, 2017
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CONTACT Jen Rae Wang, Gov’s Ofc., 402-429-4701, jenrae.wang@nebraska.gov Patty Wood, Dept. of Econ. Dev., 402-471-1559, patty.wood@nebraska.gov   (Lincoln, Neb.) Nebraska has been named one of America’s ten most business-friendly...
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Posted on Jul 17, 2013
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OMAHA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced Nebraska had earned Site Selection magazine’s top national award for the state’s economic development successes in 2016. According...
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Posted on Apr 07, 2017
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LINCOLN, Neb. | Just over a year ago, Andrew Tuzson and his wife, Angela, were living in Denver but getting ready to make a move...
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Posted on Apr 12, 2017
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RESIDENTIAL Spring Cleanup FREE for Central City Utilities Customers ONLY North Park Saturday, May 11th, 2013 from 8 a.m. to noon Resident will be responsible for all unloading of...
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Posted on Mar 20, 2013
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Final inspection of a new electric substation just north of 14th Street and 14th Avenue was held on Friday, July 12th.  The $589,609 project was...
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Posted on Jul 15, 2013
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There's a blockbuster new food trend growing in Mark and Paul McHargue's Nebraska corn fields. Popcorn, long the leading concession at movie theaters, is undergoing...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
Category: Agriculture

International trade plays a vital role in the current and future success of Nebraska agriculture. Right now, Congress is considering the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-country trade...
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Posted on Nov 08, 2016
Category: Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a report that stated corn and soybean production was on track to top records this year, with Nebraska leading...
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Posted on Oct 01, 2014
Category: Agriculture

There's a blockbuster new food trend growing in Mark and Paul McHargue's Nebraska corn fields. Popcorn, long the leading concession at movie theaters, is undergoing...
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Posted on Nov 08, 2016
Category: Agriculture

The state’s new tourism director knows Nebraska is nice. “I am a professional traveler. I love wherever I go,” John Ricks said. “I get juiced by...
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Posted on Jan 08, 2017
Category: Awards and Recognition

LINCOLN, Neb. – Online financial news site 24/7 Wall Street named Nebraska as one of the best run states in the nation. Factors for the rankings...
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Posted on Mar 17, 2015
Category: Awards and Recognition

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Site Selection magazine has awarded Nebraska with its Governor’s Cup as the number two state in the nation in...
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Posted on Mar 11, 2016
Category: Awards and Recognition

A cybersecurity professional with Central City roots has been named the Information Security Executive of the year for the central region. Click here to view the...
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Posted on Jun 16, 2015
Category: Awards and Recognition

The city you choose to live in can have a major impact on your finances. Large cities like San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles...
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Posted on Mar 19, 2015
Category: Awards and Recognition

A business plan is a written description of your business's future, a document that tells what you plan to do and how you plan to...
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Posted on Jan 26, 2017
Category: Business Tips

Today, tens of thousands of people are considering starting a home based business, and for good reasons. On average, people can expect to have two and...
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Posted on Jan 25, 2017
Category: Business Tips

The members of the Board of Directors for the Central City Chamber of Commerce took the occasion of their February 9 retreat at Prairie Creek...
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Posted on Mar 11, 2016
Category: Chamber

The Central City Area Chamber of Commerce made good use of the organization’s annual banquet—re-imagined as a Gala this year—to put a collection of important...
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Posted on Mar 11, 2016
Category: Community

Community development efforts across Nebraska will focus on this year's theme of “42 Years Building Strong Communities.” The National Community Development Association initiated National CD Week...
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Posted on Mar 11, 2016
Category: Community

CITY OF CENTRAL CITY HAS HIGH LEVELS OF NITRATE DO NOT GIVE THE WATER TO INFANTS UNDER 6 MONTHS OLD OR USE IT TO MAKE INFANT...
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Posted on Feb 01, 2016
Category: Community

If you’ve paid any attention, you’ve seen the sign that recently sprouted on the south side of Highway 30 at the head of the Dark...
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Posted on Apr 04, 2016
Category: Community

Click here to see the photos from the 2016 CD Week!
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Posted on Apr 04, 2016
Category: Department of Economic Development

For the past 42 years, the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program has promoted progress and improvement among communities throughout Nebraska and around the...
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Posted on Apr 04, 2016
Category: Department of Economic Development

The Central City Council on Monday night voted to apply for two loans related to development projects in the works for area business and educational...
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Posted on May 19, 2015
Category: Development Projects

Dozens of students recently visited Omaha-based Distefano Technology and Manufacturing for demonstrations of modern manufacturing. The presentations included operation of a welding robot. We underscore that...
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Posted on Nov 08, 2016
Category: Economy

Nebraska is predicted to experience modest economic growth during the first half of 2017, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research reported today. That’s despite...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
Category: Economy

Dozens of students recently visited Omaha-based Distefano Technology and Manufacturing for demonstrations of modern manufacturing. The presentations included operation of a welding robot. We underscore that...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
Category: Economy

While President-elect Donald Trump begins his transition into the White House this week, world leaders are gathered in Morocco negotiating the implementation of climate change...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
Category: Economy

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska has added a record number of jobs, and Gov. Dave Heineman said the state is on track to add 1.1 million jobs...
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Posted on Mar 17, 2015
Category: Employment

Nebraska’s unemployment rate was 2.9 percent in January, the Nebraska Department of Labor reported Tuesday, just behind North Dakota’s 2.8 percent, which remains lowest in...
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Posted on Apr 21, 2015
Category: Employment

USDA Rural Development’s Rural Energy for America Program, commonly referred to as ‘REAP’, provides financial resources for rural agricultural producers and small businesses to help...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
Category: Environment

NMPP Energy awarded the City of Central City, Neb., with a Project of the Year Award for its Community Solar Garden at its 41st Annual...
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Posted on Apr 04, 2016
Category: Environment

USDA Rural Development’s Rural Energy for America Program, commonly referred to as ‘REAP’, provides financial resources for rural agricultural producers and small businesses to help...
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Posted on Nov 08, 2016
Category: Environment

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the Governor’s Office and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) will host a first-of-its-kind “Governor’s Summit on Economic...
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Posted on Mar 11, 2016
Category: Events

It’s never too late to hold a BBQ, right? It worked out that way for Philip Conradt, a crop risk management specialist and broker with Tredas,...
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Posted on Jun 16, 2015
Category: Grand Opening

Nebraska Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center account for $1 out of every $25 spent in Nebraska, considering how their spending ripples through...
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Posted on Mar 19, 2015
Category: HIgher Education

Nebraska’s Department of Economic Development said Tuesday it has received $4.48 million from the U.S. Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative to help new...
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Posted on Apr 21, 2015
Category: Incentives

Contractor Rutjens Construction began work last week on a project that will provide city water to new areas. Click here to view the subscription-based The Central...
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Posted on Jun 16, 2015
Category: Infrastructure

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced he will lead a trade mission, November 9-15, 2016 to meet with investors and host events in Xi’an, Shanghai, and...
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Posted on Jan 18, 2017
Category: International

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (NDED) announced today that the state has received its third and final installment of $4,477,239 to assist with new...
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Posted on May 19, 2015
Category: Job Creation

Come see our local children perform a re-imagined classic Cinderella.  One day only!  (Saturday, 07/14/2012) 2 exciting shows, at 3 and 6pm!  Tickets available at...
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Posted on Jul 12, 2012
Category: News Categories, Arts/Culture/Literature

CHAPMAN, Neb. — Norm Krug pops out from the grays and browns of the gravel parking lot and nearby grain bins to wave hello to...
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Posted on Apr 25, 2011
Category: News Categories, Business/Finance/Economy, Local/Domestic/National

Salvation Army 2011 Bell Ringer Volunteers Needed You can volunteer for one or more 1 hour increments.  If interested, contact Deb Beck at Pinnacle Bank, 308-946-3031...
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Posted on Nov 06, 2011
Category: News Categories, Events

The Parallel Taxiway project at the Central City airport was recently completed.  The $1,309,000 project was 95% funded through a grant through the Nebraska Department...
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Posted on Jan 19, 2012
Category: News Categories, From the Office

Central City, NE Announces New "Quality Of Life" Website and Social Media Strategy To Promote Business Growth.
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Posted on Jul 08, 2011
Category: News Categories, From the Office

You'd like to save money on your dream home building project, wouldn't you? If you build in charming, scenic Central City, Nebraska, the city might...
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Posted on Jan 18, 2012
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Joseph Hall, Elvis Tribute Artist from Branson, MO will be at the Performing Arts Center on Sunday, July 29th at 2:00 p.m.  The concert this...
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Posted on Jul 05, 2012
Category: News Categories, From the Office

The City recently completed the conversion of all residential street lights to high efficiency LED lights.  "We are very thankful to the Nebraska Energy Office...
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Posted on Jan 06, 2012
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The City has contracted with Diamond Engineering to replace 6 blocks of worn out streets.  This includes the streets east, west and north of the...
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Posted on Jul 18, 2012
Category: News Categories, From the Office

American Legion Baseball Class B Seniors State Tournament held at Kernel Field, July 30th through August 3rd, 2011.
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Posted on Jul 28, 2011
Category: News Categories, Local/Domestic/National

The Merrick County Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to write a letter of approval for the Keystone Pipeline project that will run through their...
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Posted on Apr 26, 2011
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City ordinances require salespeople to have a license before visiting homes in Central City.  If a salesperson knocks on your door, please ask to see...
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Posted on Feb 08, 2013
Category: News Categories, Public Announcements

The City is partnering with Energy Pioneer Solutions to provide energy audits of owner-occupied homes.  If energy saving improvements are identified, a local contactor is...
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Posted on May 31, 2011
Category: News Categories, Public Announcements

  Baseball signups down at the Community room. March 20th from 5pm to 7pm!   Pass the word along to anyone with kids in 9-12 range!   (Kids under...
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Posted on Feb 27, 2013
Category: Public Announcements

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has dubbed October as Manufacturing Month, to salute and promote manufacturing jobs in the state. To coincide with Manufacturing Month, the governor and...
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Posted on Sep 01, 2014
Category: Recognition

Central City’s Dark Island Trail from Highway 66 to Marquette is completed for bikers, walkers and runners to enjoy. The eight-mile trail runs from Mile Marker...
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Posted on Nov 08, 2016
Category: Recreation

Central City’s Dark Island Trail from Highway 66 to Marquette is completed for bikers, walkers and runners to enjoy. The eight-mile trail runs from Mile Marker...
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Posted on Dec 09, 2016
Category: Recreation

By Site Selection Magazine Together, they represent more than 11,000 acres (4,452 hectares) on Chesapeake Bay in Baltimore, along the Ohio River in Southern Indiana, and...
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Posted on Feb 01, 2016
Category: Site Selection Magazine, News

By Site Selection Magazine Thanks to the long-delayed November decision by the U.S. Department of State to reject a permit, the United States will not get...
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Posted on Jan 18, 2016
Category: Site Selection Magazine, News

By Site Selection Magazine As corporations look at investing in the United States more closely than ever before, their leaders will look at these key economic...
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Posted on Jan 11, 2016
Category: Site Selection Magazine, News

By Site Selection Magazine Each year, Site Selection surveys consultants to better understand the perceptions that guide their advice to clients. As in the past, this...
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Posted on Jan 18, 2016
Category: Site Selection Magazine, News

By Site Selection Magazine Colliers International’s “Global Logistics Report: From First Mile to Last Mile” examines the primary factors expected to drive dramatic changes in global...
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Posted on Jan 18, 2016
Category: Site Selection Magazine, News

By Site Selection Magazine Equidistant from London and Seoul, Dubai's accessibility to so much of the business world has earned the emirate its own star on...
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Posted on Feb 01, 2016
Category: Site Selection Magazine, News

By Site Selection Magazine In September 2015, Bloomberg included Lincoln – Nebraska’s capital city – in its coverage of “Silicon Prairie” metros – Midwest and other...
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Posted on Dec 28, 2015
Category: Site Selection Magazine, News

By Site Selection Magazine A timely real estate deal paved the way for Nevada-based technology company Switch to pull the trigger on a $5-billion data center...
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Posted on Feb 01, 2016
Category: Site Selection Magazine, News

By SIte Selection Magazine Enter Canada’s capital city after a winter sunset and you will see its citizens still skating for miles along the frozen Rideau...
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Posted on Jan 18, 2016
Category: Site Selection Magazine, News

By Site Selection Magazine In the January 2015 issue of Site Selection, we asked the top workforce development directors in the 12-state Midwest region to answer...
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Posted on Feb 01, 2016
Category: Site Selection Magazine, News

By Site Selection Magazine Entrepreneur Jay Rogers may have selected Knoxville as the home of his innovative automotive company, but he has visions of global domination. The...
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Posted on Dec 28, 2015
Category: Site Selection Magazine, News

By Site Selection Maganize HUYA Bioscience International (HUYA), a Chinese drug discovery and development firm, recently opened its first corporate office in Seoul, South Korea. "This continues...
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Posted on Jan 04, 2016
Category: Site Selection Magazine, News

The Lincoln Airport will offer five nonstop flights to Chicago and three nonstop flights to Denver by this spring. United Airlines recently added a fourth weekday...
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Posted on Mar 19, 2015
Category: Transportation

With a targeted completion date of mid-July—just in time for the 2016 Merrick County Fair—contractors working on the new Merrick County Youth and Agriculture Education...
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Posted on Apr 04, 2016
Category: Youth

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Why I Love Central City!
"Because there's a Fitness Center.  I like the Fitness Center because they have a hot tub.  At the Fitness Center you can work out and take a shower."
—Zoe S., 1st Grade