As the year draws to a close, we want to pass along our best to you in the coming year and shout a "THANK YOU" from the rooftops for your investment in and support of NGage.
We are thankful to do work that we truly love for Gage County.
Walker & Erin
International Christmas
Seasons Greetings from all of the languages that have some representation or partnership with our Gage County businesses!
NGage Community Updates
International Hub
We recently added a page to our website to highlight the vast international presence that we have in our county. There you'll find a listing of companies that are headquartered in different areas around the world, updates about Walker's travels and recruitment efforts, and our strategic plan for international engagement. Check it out!

What's that zoning change?
We usually hear "what's that building?". This month, it was "what's that zoning change?". Let us help answer that!
What's the "South CBD Rezone" in Beatrice?

During a City Council meeting on December 3, the City of Beatrice adopted a series of ordinances to address zoning issues on South 6th Street.

According to the City, "the proposed rezoning of the south portion of the Central Business district (CBD) would result in that area being zoned more consistently with actual uses." Currently, the area in question is not being used as CBD and will be changed to General Commercial designation.

The most significant change is regarding setbacks - in CBD, there are none. The change under "General Commercial" now requires 15 feet front, 10 feet side, and 10 feet rear setbacks, with 90% of the lot impervious (being covered with building or concrete).

Link to Daily Sun article here.
Updates around the State
International Focus
NGage is placing an emphasis on international recruitment - and with good reason. Our Governor has also made it a priority for the State of Nebraska as a whole, and it's being noticed.

Congratulations to Governor Ricketts on his appointment by President Trump to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.
Gov. Ricketts to Serve Trump Administration on Trade...

"President Trump has been working tirelessly to secure new trade deals for the United States," said Governor Ricketts. "From his newly-signed deal with Canada and Mexico to bringing American beef back to China, the President has been delivering...

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US and China agree to suspend new tariffs

US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed to halt new trade tariffs for 90 days to allow for talks, the US says. At a post-G20 summit meeting in Buenos Aires, Mr Trump agreed not to boost tariffs on $200bn...

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What we're in to...
America's Corn Fields Are Making It Rain-Literally

This story originally appeared on Atlas Obscura and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Corn farmers in Eastern Nebraska have long claimed weather patterns are changing, but in an unexpected way. "It's something I've talked about with my...

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Why it's so hard to think effectively about the future

Just about every decision made in business seems to rely on an accurate understanding of the future state of the world. How will the market respond to our upcoming launch? What products will our competitors release next year? How will the...

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Personalities in the workplace
Have you ever taken a personality test? What about t he 16 Personalities test? The test bases its personality types on both the work of Carl Gustav Jung, the father of analytical psychology, and Katharine Cook Briggs, the co-author of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Curious? Take the test!

Walker, Erin, and intern Graham recently completed the test - see their results below!
Role: Diplomat | Strategy: People-Mastery

Protagonists are charismatic and inspiring leaders, able to mesmerize their listeners.
Role: Diplomat | Strategy: People-Mastery

Campaigners are enthusiastic, creative, and sociable free spirits, who can always find a reason to smile.
Role: Explorer| Strategy: Social Engagement

Entrepreneurs are smart, energetic, and very perceptive people, who truly enjoy living on the edge.