Grand Island Area Economic Development Corporation is fortunate to have many partners who collectively help the GIAEDC and Grand Island, Nebraska grow.

Nebraska Dept. of Economic Development:

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development proactively helps communities statewide flourish and thrive by attracting new businesses, retaining and expanding existing businesses, providing unique venues for entrepreneurs in which to germinate and grow new micro-enterprises, providing opportunities for further tourism development as it specifically relates to new primary jobs and local and regional economics, and promoting our state as a great place to work, play, live and grow a business.

Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce:

The professional staff and volunteer leadership of the Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce take a proactive approach to supporting our community at the local, state and federal levels. The results have successfully influenced legislation designed to help ensure the economic vitality and commercial health of the Grand Island Area.

Grand Island Public Schools:

With the central focus on students, staff, and alumni who have achieved above and beyond, Grand Island Public Schools continue to gain in student achievement. Grand Island students are scoring at the 60th percentile. This number means that Grand Island students score higher than 60% of the students in the nation. This is phenomenal growth when compared to the 44th percentile of six years ago. These gains are the result of a focused curriculum and the 1200 highly dedicated and nationally trained team of professional and support staff. Simply put, we have some of the greatest staff in the Midwest working with our students.

Central Community College:

Since its inception in 1967, Central Community College has provided individualized instruction in its academic and career programs and currently provides instruction programs leading to a degree at over 70 sites in the service area. Both academic and career vocational courses and program are provided which lead to associate degrees and diplomas. Academic courses transfer to all 26 colleges in Nebraska as well as out-of-state colleges when the correct planning occurs

Nebraska Workforce Development:

Through the use of technology, Nebraska Workforce Development provides you with the tools to help you search for and find good employees, gain important information about our economy and labor market, job training services to help you recruit and retain a skilled workforce. We can offer incentives to accomplish your training, retraining, or upgrading requirements. Tax credits offered to employers can provide a new path in life to workers facing barriers, while fulfilling your labor need.

“Grand Island provided us the ability to build and maintain professional careers, while still being present in our children's lives. That's the 'better opportunity' we found here.”
Lynda ConnerGrand Island Business Owner
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