Spring has arrived! But with it, a great amount of uncertainty and certainly, all things new.

We know that many of you are facing a great deal of difficulty right now and it is our hope that you continue to seek out opportunities to help you, your staff, and your companies through this time. Read below for more information on our local efforts.
Gage County COVID-19 Updates
Business Impact Survey
Numbers are critically important in telling the collective story of the COVID-19 virus impact on our business community. Right now, it is easy to act on assumptions; however, real numbers will help to more clearly detail the reality for decision makers in Gage County.

As a business executive in Gage County, Nebraska, we would very much appreciate your input. This survey is open to all businesses in Gage County - from small business to large industry - and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

If you aren't in Gage County, please take a look at the survey and see how you might be able to utilize it in your community! Email Erin if you'd like a copy of the survey document.

Joint Media Release
We recognize that this is a challenging time for you, our residents and businesses. Many of you have made the difficult decision to lay off employees and cut store hours while bills continue to pile up. Some could face these challenges soon.

Because of this public health emergency, we are calling you to action so that together we can ease the negative impacts of this situation to our community.

Please see the joint media release for more information on how the City of Beatrice, the Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Beatrice, and NGage are working together to help you.
Additional Resources
Be sure to follow our website, which has a dedicated COVID-19 Resources page and also links to local, state, and federal resources to help you, your employees, and your business.
NGage Community Updates
NGage hires executive director

"It was attractive to me how focused NGage is on recruitment. Beatrice and Gage County are well positioned to recruit, with their infrastructure, low cost of power, proximity to Lincoln and Omaha.”

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Beatrice earns recertification in State EDCC Program...

“Strong leadership generated within NGage and the City continues to spur innovative opportunities for growth in Beatrice, and demonstrates success created by local economic partnerships,” said Lt. Governor Foley.

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What we're reading
Nebraska businesses eligible for SBA Disaster Loans

"As Nebraska steps up its efforts to combat coronavirus, we've limited the size of public gatherings and asked people to stay home when possible," said Gov. Ricketts. "These temporary measures are vitally important to public health, but they...

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Identification of essential critical infrastructure workers

“If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.”

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11 tips for managing your anxiety during the coronavirus ...

With so many gyms closed and warnings to practice social distancing, it may be harder to find time and space to work out. But physical activity can greatly reduce anxiety. And while any type of exercise might help you feel better, some studies...

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How to homeschool during the coronavirus crisis

You're a home-schooler now? Check out these free resources for activities kids will love.

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2019 Annual Report coming soon!