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Incentive Packages

Incentive Packages

The Grand Island Area Economic Development Corporation and its Board of Trustees will coordinate and collaborate with city, county, and state officials to tailor an incentive package to meet your business need and requirements.

Local Incentives

Tax Increment Financing (TIF)

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) in Nebraska is primarily designed to finance the public costs associated with a private development project. Essentially, the property tax increases resulting from a development are targeted to repay the public investment required by a project. TIF encourages private investment in blighted or deteriorating areas by allowing city governments to devote all property tax revenue increases to repay the public investment needed to attract development.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Reuse Funds

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Reuse Funds is a flexible program that provides communities and businesses with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Businesses expanding and creating employment opportunities for low-to-moderate income persons may be eligible to recieve CDBG Reuse Funds.


Local Option (LB840) is the primary incentive offered by The Grand Island Area Economic Development Corporation. LB840 is a cash payment made directly to your company based on job creation and training needs for your employees. A structured payment system is established between expanding businesses and the GIAEDC. Training incentives can be paid up front to jumpstart your business, while job creation incentives are an annual payment delivered over a three-year period of time. We are also capable of structuring a low interest and/or forgivable loan to meet your business's needs.

LB840 Recipients 

Ace Machine Shop
Hornady Manufacturing
Platte Valley Industrial Park - East 
Rogue Manufacturing
Standard Iron
Case IH
Medbury Fabrication
Chief Industries
Structured Solutions
Central Community College
Bosselman Tank & Trailer
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Borer Wholesale
Inland Truck Parts Company
Hendrix Genetics
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Amur Equipment Finance
Zabuni Specialty Coffee Auction
Dramco Tool & Die
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Hornady Manufacturing

State Incentives


The ImagiNE Nebraska package is a redesigned incentive to create a business climate that makes Nebraska the preferred location for starting and growing your business. The ImagiNE rewards businesses that invest in the state and hire Nebraskans. In this progressive, pro-business tax climate, corporate income and sales taxes are reduced or virtually eliminated.

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Sites & Buildings

Additionally, the GIAEDC has worked collectively with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (NDED) to assist Grand Island businesses with other funding opportunities. With assistance from the NDED, the following Grand Island businesses have utilized the Nebraska Sites and Buildings Development Fund.

Chief Industries 2012
Case IH 2015
Hendrix Genetics 2017
Hornady Manufacturing  2021


Contact us to learn more!

“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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