Economic Development

Creighton Economic Development

Economic Development has many objectives and focuses on numerous areas. Economic Development can be defined as a process that influences the growth and restructuring of an economy to enhance the economic well-being of a community. In smaller communities the efforts typically entail the following: Job Retention & Expansion and focusing on quality of life.

Location

809 Main Street
P.O. Box 188
Creighton, NE 68729

Phone

(402) 358-3557

Fax

(402) 358-3715

Board Members

5

Aaron Williamson

​Chairperson

5

Mark Ripp

5

Naoma Borgmann

5
Rhonda Hurtig
5

​Shelby Kocian

Creighton Development Corporation

The purposes of this corporation are to encourage, promote and assist the establishment of new industry, new and existing retail businesses and additional residential housing in the City of Creighton, Nebraska, and it’s surrounding areas, and to develop and promote Creighton, Nebraska, as a trading center, and to do all other things pertinent or incidental to the foregoing; and for these purposes to receive membership donations from interested persons, businesses and organizations. To provide for the use of said donations without profit to any of the members. And to receive, buy, sell, lease and mortgage or otherwise encumber real and personal property for said purposes, and exercise all the rights, powers and functions permitted under the laws of the State of Nebraska authorizing the organization and operation of non-profit corporations.

Board Members

5

Steve Schindler

5

Russ Diedrichsen

5

Mike Zerbe

5

Curt Keck

5

Andrew Marshall

5

Lenny Clarkson

5

Tom Gragert

5

Tony Wewel

CDC Meetings

First Tuesday of the month at noon at the Creighton Public Library. Location is subject to change

Economic Development Resources

Nebraska Business Development Center

The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) is a statewide network of business counseling offices available to small business owners or prospective owners. There office is located in Gardener Hall in Wayne State College located in Wayne, NE. The Economic Development office works closely with Loren Kucera to meet the needs of start-up businesses.

Contact

Loren Kucera, Director
Phone: (402) 375-7575
Fax: (402) 375-7574
Email: nbdc@wsc.edu

Knox County Revolving Loan Fund

Knox County Revolving Loan Fund can help fill financial gaps, and assist businesses with expansion and/or retention of existing businesses. The monies for this revolving fund shall be derived from program income received through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) awarded to the County by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED). The City of Creighton works in partnership with Knox County Development Agency (KCDA) Director Megan Hanefeldt and Northeast Nebraska Development District (NENEDD) to make these funds available to businesses in Creighton.

Contact

Jeff Christensen, ABPA, EDFP
NENEDD Business Loan Specialist
(402) 649-7223
Email: jeff@nenedd.org

Tax Increment Financing

Tax Increment Financing is a method of financing the public costs associated with a private development project. Essentially, the property tax increases resulting from development are targeted to repay the public infrastructure investment required by a project. (TIF) provides a means of encouraging private investment in deteriorating areas by allowing local governments to use future property tax revenues to finance the current infrastructure costs needed to attract development.

More Information

Its important to contact your local Economic Development Director if you have questions pertaining to your business needs.

  • Internship programs
  • Incentives offered in the Knox County
  • Down payment Assistance, Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation, & New Construction thru NENEDD
  • Online Training Programs thru REAP
  • Knox County Leadership Group 
  • Knox County Alumni Project 
  • Business Transition

Visit

809 Main Street
P.O. Box 188
Creighton, NE 68729-0188

Call

(402) 358-3557

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