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Beatrice, Nebraska              

Date generated: 10/24/2014


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Beatrice, Nebraska

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  Beatrice, the county seat of Gage County, is located in the southeastern corner of Nebraska. Beatrice is found at the intersection of State Highway 4, U.S. Highway 77, and U.S. Highway 136. Beatrice is 39 miles south of Lincoln, 99 miles southwest of Omaha, and 179 miles North of Kansas City.

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2013
    Change
Beatrice.......12,45912,157-2.4%
Gage County .......22,31121,864-2.0%
Labor Market Population1.......369,111364,481-1.3%

1) Labor market population is the county population plus the contiguous county population.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, March 2014. City populations estimated to be released July 2014.

County Age Distribution (2013) :
Age: 0-19 20-24 25-44 45-64 65+ 85+ Total % Split
Male......... 2,067 584 2,310 3,919 1,002 916 10,798 49.4 %
Female...... 1,896 567 2,295 3,860 1,107 1,341 11,066 50.6 %

Total: 3,963 1,151 4,605 7,779 2,109 2,257

Median Age (2013):     State 36.3 years       County 43.6 years

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, County Population Estimates by Selected Age and Gender. Released June 2014.
State Data. U.S. Census Bureau, 2014 American Community Survey

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Nebraska
State
(2012)
Gage
County
(2013)
Area
Labor Force
(2013)1
Labor Force.....1,020,91311,955215,649    
Total Employment.....980,66811,426207,816    
Unemployment.....40,2485297,833    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%4.4%3.6%    

1) Area labor force and employment data are for the county plus the contiguous counties.
For further information regarding underemployment in the area, please contact NPPD at (800) 282-6773.
Source: Year end 2013, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Online Data, Released 6/2014.

Wages: Sample of hourly wage rates in manufacturing occupations (production and/or clerical).
Job Title 10th
Percentile
Median 90th
Percentile
Accountants and Auditors$18.69$26.97$46.70
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$9.20$14.35$19.26
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$10.20$14.16$20.89
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$8.65$13.04$18.93
Civil Engineers$28.21$40.49$50.71
Computer Operators$8.95$14.04$24.01
Computer Programmers$24.36$28.65$38.69
Computer Systems Analysts$21.06$39.67$49.31
Customer Service Representatives$7.95$9.99$20.01
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators$12.36$16.33$22.26
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators$10.04$12.69$17.69
Data Entry Keyers$8.17$10.39$14.48
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators$10.70$13.87$20.56
Driver/Sales Workers$7.81$9.23$14.53
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$16.23$26.13$34.46
Electrical Engineers$26.69$38.85$53.62
Electricians$15.23$18.47$29.64
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators$10.72$14.98$18.29
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$11.92$14.61$22.87
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$7.96$9.30$11.88
Industrial Engineers$22.84$33.45$44.13
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$12.59$18.41$37.09
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$11.98$13.72$17.48
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$9.16$12.98$18.23
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators$12.35$14.33$20.29
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$8.07$9.75$14.80
Machinists$13.16$19.00$27.49
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$14.42$18.27$28.49
Mechanical Engineers$28.73$36.57$57.56
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$19.45$26.23$34.75
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators$16.19$21.09$27.26
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.04$16.78$21.05
Nursing Assistants$9.36$11.65$14.69
Office Clerks, General$8.13$10.89$15.30
Orderlies$9.74$11.51$16.26
Packers and Packagers, Hand$8.07$10.44$15.72
Receptionists and Information Clerks$8.09$10.53$14.55
Registered Nurses$19.60$25.69$34.50
Retail Salespersons$8.10$10.18$15.62
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$9.75$13.43$18.58
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$9.67$13.10$21.86
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$7.87$9.24$15.73
Telemarketers$8.02$10.50$16.76
Tool and Die Makers$15.18$19.28$23.00
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$11.26$16.24$22.25
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators$11.79$18.61$22.65

Source: Nebraska Workforce Development, Occupational Employment Statistics Program, Second Quarter 2014.

Percent of Manufacturing Labor Force Unionized............0%
Number of Work Stoppages in Past 5 Years ............0

Employment in the Beatrice labor market, which is defined as the whole of Gage County, has a total labor force estimated for 2009 at 12,352 with a total potential labor supply of 204,277 (pulling labor from a nine-county area

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Motor Carrier:

Number & Type of Roads Serving Community -
FederalStateCounty
INTERSTATE Hwys.....
Limited Access, Four-Lane Hwys.....1
Improved Two-Lane Hwys.....11
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....Interstate 8039
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....U.S. Highway 77

Motor Freight Carriers:
  More than 13,500 licensed motor carriers with worldwide connections are based in Nebraska and serve businesses throughout North America.

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Transit Time for Carload or Truckload Lots to:
Destination
Distance by
Hwy. Miles
Days by
Railroad
Days by
Motor Freight
Omaha.....991-2 days1 Day
Lincoln.....391-2 days1 Day
Chicago.....5631-3 days1-2 days
Dallas.....5813-4 days2-3 days
Denver.....5241-3 days1-2 days
Kansas City.....1791-3 days1-2 days
Los Angeles.....15354-7 days2-3 days
Minneapolis.....4741-3 days1-2 days
New York.....13374-7 days3-5 days
St. Louis.....4381-3 days2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

U.S. Highways 77 (north-south) and 136 (east-west) intersect in Beatrice. East-west Nebraska Highway 4 also passes through the community. Currently, there aren't any local road restrictions. U.S. Highway 77 has been resurfaced and widened to a four-lane expressway connecting 39 miles north to Interstate 80 and Lincoln. U.S. Highway 136 connects to Interstate 29, 62 miles east.

Air:
Distance to nearest public airport.....1 minute(s)
Elevation.....1,318 feet
Length of longest runway.....5,600 feet
Runway lighted.....Yes
Private aircraft storage available.....Yes
Private aircraft maintenance available.....Yes
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....39 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 99
Kansas City International 179
Denver International 517

The Beatrice Airport, located in north Beatrice, is adjacent to the Industrial Parks which is just off U.S. Highway 77. The Beatrice Airport is a fully equipped airport for corporate jet traffic. The airport, covering 600 acres, is in a continuous expansion program. It has two lighted 100' wide concrete runways, one 5,600' long and the other 4,400' long. The airport has 100 Octane Low Lead Fuel, Jet Fuel, storage hangers, and transportation services available. Elevation is 1,318 feet. The Lincoln Commercial Airport is within 39 miles north of Beatrice. The Omaha Eppley Airport is 80 minutes from Beatrice and the Kansas City International Airport is just over 2 hours from Beatrice. All are served by most major airlines. Duncan Aviation, located adjacent to the Lincoln Airport, provides corporate jet services within 39 miles north of Beatrice.

Barge:

Barge service is available at l9 barge terminal facilities on the Missouri River in Nebraska. The Brownville river port is 60 miles east of Beatrice. These river ports are navigable approximately eight months per year. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains a 9-foot deep, 300-foot wide channel for 735 navigable miles from Sioux City to the mouth of the Missouri River.

Rail:
Community Served by Railroad.....Yes
Distance to Nearest Railroad..... 1 mile(s)
Number of Freight Trains Per Day.....1
Functional Piggyback Ramp Available.....No
Distance to Nearest Piggyback Service.....39 mile(s)

Name of Railroad(s) Serving Community: Burlington Northern Santa Fe


Beatrice is served by a branch line of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe, with one freight train daily. Amtrak provides Lincoln, 39 miles north of Beatrice, with rail passenger service east to Chicago and west to Denver and San Francisco/Oakland. The Superliner features coach and first-class accommodations and dining car service. Travel time is l0 1/2 hours to Chicago and 39 hours to the West Coast. Amtrak has one train each way daily.

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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: City of Beatrice
  phone - (402) 228-5211

Wholesale Supplier: Nebraska Public Power District
  phone - Econ Dev: 800-282-6773 or 24-Hours: 877-275-6773
  website - www.nppd.com
  email -econdev@nppd.com
  comments -
Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), the state's largest electric utility, has a diverse mix of generation, including nuclear, coal, hydro, gas and oil, and wind. NPPD delivers power to approximately 1 million Nebraskans and has ample capacity to meet the needs of new loads. Nebraska's electric costs are among the lowest in the nation. NPPD's professional Economic Development Team is available to assist with expansion and retention of existing business and new business locations. Contact the Economic Development Team by emailing econdev@nppd.com or by calling (800) 282-6773. Further information can be found online @ sites.nppd.com. Utility information can be found @ www.nppd.com.

Additional Comments: The City of Beatrice Board of Public Works retails power purchased from Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) to the citizens of Beatrice. The city is provided with three alternate 34,000-volt feeder lines from a 115,000-volt substation located on the northwest edge of the city. An additional 34,500-volt alternate feeder line is provided from a new 115,000-volt substation southeast of the city. Total transmissions system capacity is approximately 112 MVA. NPPD's 115,000-volt substations are an integral part of a 115,000-volt statewide system, which is supported with interconnections with the Southwest Area Power Pool. A portion of the distribution system is 12.5 kV with the remainder at 4.16 kV. The distribution system has a total transformer capacity of approximately 62.5 MVA.

Natural Gas:
Natural Gas Service Available.....Yes
Supplier in Community.....Black Hills Energy

Black Hills Energy is the retail supplier of natural gas in Beatrice. The transmission provider is Northern Gas Pipe Line. Black Hills Energy is a full-service natural gas distribution company with Nebraska headquarters in Lincoln. Natural gas with an average value of 1,000 BTU per cubic foot is available for residential, commercial, and industrial customers for base and peak use on a firm basis. Interruptible service is available for commercial and industrial customers with alternate fuel capability. Annual curtailment of interruptible customers varies with the type of service selected by the customer. Rates vary slightly due to seasonal and commodity price fluctuation. Current rates for the commercial/light industrial class customer, as well as one year’s history for the Nebraska Area 3, can be found on Black Hills’ web site at: http://www.blackhillsenergy.com/customers/energyrates/documents/ne/NeGFirmCommRates.pdf. Black Hills Energy has open transportation access on their system allowing for other providers (marketers) on their system. All marketers must be certified by the Nebraska Public Service Commission. Presently the Nebraska Public Service Commission's web site indicates tweleve certified marketers. Black Hills Energy's transportation rates are negotiated on a case-by-case basis for industrial customers with large usage. For further information, contact: Mary Simmons, Manager of Economic Development for Black Hills Energy-Nebraska at 800-232-1850 or mary.simmons@blackhillscorp.com.

Water:
Provider.....Beatrice Board of Public Works
Major Source.....wells
If Wells, Average Depth.....225 feet
Rated Capacity.....19.500 mgd
Average Capacity.....4.200 mgd
Peak Demand.....8.900 mgd
Storage Capacity.....9,500,000 gallons
Hardness.....261 ppm
Treated.....No
Temperature Range.....54-70 (degrees Fahrenheit)

The municipal water system in Beatrice is supplied by 12 ground wells that range in depth from 95 - 225 feet. The system, serving 100 percent of the city's population, has a combined pumping capacity of 7,000 gallons per minute. Two elevated storage tanks have capacity for 1.5 million gallons of water and two underground storage reservoirs have a capacity of 8 million gallons for a total of 9.5 million gallons. The average daily water demand for the city is 2.4 million gallons, the historic peak demand is 6.7 million gallons, and the maximum daily capacity is 19.6 million gallons. The static pressure averages 60 pounds and the residual pressure averages 50 pounds per square inch.

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....Beatrice Board of Public Works
Type of Service.....primary/secondary
Rated Capacity.....5.000 (mgd)
Average Daily Demand.....2.400 (mgd)
Peak Demand.....4.400 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....Yes

Beatrice has a municipal sanitary sewerage system consisting of a combination RBC and trickling filter system. The treatment plant, built in 1983, has a daily capacity of 5.0 million gallons. The average daily flow is 2.4 million gallons and the histroic peak daily discharge is 4.4 million gallons. An Ultraviolet Disinfection System was added to the plant in 1997 to help ensure safe discharge water.

Telecommunications:
Name of Local Service Provider.....Windstream Communications
Number of Long Distance Service Providers.....2

Windstream Communications serves the Beatrice area with a digital central office fed by a self-healing fiber ring. DMS 100, fiber optic, T-carrier, ISDN, and DSL are provided as well as dialup and wireless 1+data. Dual feed from two switching offices is available. Fiber redundant diverse routing is available. A full-service retail and customer service center is located in Beatrice, providing customer's personal access to service representatives. Installation and maintenance personnel are also headquartered in Beatrice. Extended local calling area service to all communities in Gage County is available.

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Actual Valuation of City: $545,958,163 (year 2010)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2010
City.......$0.3258390
County.......$0.4099780
School.......$1.1655880
Other.......$0.1678670
Total Real Property.......$2.0692720

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2009
General Obligation.........$1,190,000.00
Revenue.........$5,078,085.00
County.........$3,480,000.00
School.........$5,180,000.00

All real property is subject to be taxed at its actual value. Agricultural land is valued at 75 percent of its actual value. Personal property that is used in a trade or business and is depreciable is subject to tax at its "net book value." All other personal property is exempt from taxation.

top of page MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government..... Mayor/Council
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, 2001 (year)
City Manager..... Yes
City Engineer..... Yes
City Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
County Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
Garbage Service Provider..... Private
Public Library in City..... Yes
Percent of Streets Paved..... 90 %
Number Full-Time Fire Department Personnel..... 23
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 8
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 22
Inside CityOutside City
Fire Insurance Class..... ISO 3ISO 9

Beatrice, a first-class city, has a mayor-council form of government and a city administrator. Please click on the respective links below for further information. Mayor: http://www.beatrice.ne.gov/departments/mayor/index.htm City Council Members: http://www.beatrice.ne.gov/departments/council/index.htm City Administrator: http://www.beatrice.ne.gov/departments/administrator/index.htm City Engineer: http://www.beatrice.ne.gov/departments/engineering/index.htm Building Inspector: http://www.beatrice.ne.gov/departments/inspection/index.htm Fire Chief: http://www.beatrice.ne.gov/departments/fire/index.htm

top of page EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 49081:17
Middle / Jr. High 15141:16
Senior High 17111:17
Community College 11,767
 
Private Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 22211:14

School District 15 in Gage County covers 158 square miles. This Class 3 district is accredited "AA" by the Nebraska Department of Education and North Central Association. The public High School, built in 1998, has a maximum capacity of 900 and houses the Hevelone Center, a community performing arts facility. Beatrice High School seniors achieved a high score of 94.1 per cent in their writing assessment skills, out performing the statewide average of 93.9 per cent. Vocational courses offered in the High School include family science, auto mechanics, welding, wood working, drafting, electronics, and business classes. Southeast Community College through collaboration with the Beatrice High School has formed a Career Academy Partnership that will provide high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take college-level classes.

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Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....1
Private Golf Course(s).....1
Public Tennis Court(s).....10
Public Swimming Pool(s).....2
Public Park(s).....14
Public Camp Ground(s).....3
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....8 mile(s)
Camping.....Yes
Swimming.....Yes
Fishing.....Yes
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....Yes

Beatrice currently has 14 parks, including the Veteran's Memorial Park and the Skate Park. There are 12 ball diamonds, in which 6 are lighted, and Christenson Field. Recreational facilities include bowling, roller skating, miniature golfing, and a full-service YMCA facility. Through the direction of Beatrice Youth Recreation, softball, baseball, and midget football programs are available. Annual celebrations within Beatrice include the Gage County Fair in July and a Homestead Days Celebration with a parade the last weekend in June. Other recreational activities include golfing, a hike and bike trail, movie theatres, and a gun club.

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Average Cost Per Square Foot of Single Units Built in Last 2 Years..... $125
Average Monthly Rental - 3 Bedroom House..... $612
Average Monthly Rental - 2 Bedroom Apartment..... $502
Average Cost of Houses Sold (last 2 years)..... $90,700

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Number of Hospitals in Community.....1
Number of Beds in Hospital(s).....25
Number of Outpatient Clinics.....3
Medical Personnel in or Serving Community:
Medical Doctor(s) / Physician Assistant(s).....25
Dentist(s) / Orthodontist(s).....12
Nurse(s) (registered or practical).....303
Optometrist(s) / Ophthalmologist(s).....6
Veterinarian(s).....3

The Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital, with 18 active medical staff and about 100 consulting, affiliate and courtesy medical staff. The hospital employs four hospitalists and four emergency room doctors. The hospital provides a full range of services, including inpatient medical, surgical and intensive care, labor and delivery, outpatient surgery, monthly specialty clinics, physical, occupational and speech therapies, a laboratory, diagnostic imaging, a sleep study lab, a wellness center, a children’s clinic and a women’s clinic with two female OB-GYNs. Of the 18 active medical staff working at the hospital and living in Beatrice, there are: 9 Family Practice Physicians, 2 Internists, 2 OB-GYNs, 4 Hospitalists, and 1 General Surgeon. The Beatrice Community Hospital and Healthcare Center will be the first tenant in the Northgate Crossing development.

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Machine Shops in City.......8
Tool & Die Services in City.......3
Electric Motor Repair Services in City.......1

Type of Newspaper in City.......daily
Local Radio Station(s).......1

Number of TV Channels Received without Cable.......6
Cable Antenna Television Serves City.......Yes
Maximum Number of Cable Channels Received.......92

Number of Protestant Churches.......30
Number of Catholic Churches.......1

Number of Motels & Hotels in Community.......7
Total Number of Rooms Available.......309

Number of Banks in City.......6

Chamber of Commerce.......Yes
Chamber Executive is Full-Time.......Yes

Basic economic activities of Beatrice, the county seat, include manufacturing,retail and wholesale sales, tourism, and agricultural enterprises. Beatrice now has over 500 businesses, ranging from financial institutions, retail shops, restaurants, industry and services. Because Beatrice is the hub for Gage County, it has an extended primary trade area.

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Number of Manufacturing Plants in Community.....39
Number of Manufacturing Plants with Unions.....0
Number of Manufacturing Employees.....1,663

Gage County Economic Development, Inc.(GCED) promotes business development to enhance economic opportunities, amenities, and quality of life for the benefit of the residents of Beatrice and the surrounding communities of Gage County, Nebraska. The GCED staff and Board collaborates with private, local, regional, and state organizations to form strategic alliances for building economic growth in Beatrice, Gage County, and Nebraska. The Beatrice area's top private industries are manufacturing, trade, transportation, and utilities; which makeup over one-third of the area's employment. The largest non-manufacturers include government, healthcare services, and utilities. Diversity in employment is the key to our success now and in the future. Beatrice, Nebraska...roots to call home.

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Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Beatrice State Developmental Center
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 697    
Unions:Yes
Products/Service:Home and school for the mentally handicapped
 
#2.Business Name:Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center
Service Sector: Education & Health Services
Employment Number: Total: 365    
Unions:No
Products/Service:Medical
 
#3.Business Name:Exmark Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Number: Total: 400    
Year Established:1982
Unions:No
Products/Service:Commercial Turf Equipment
 
#4.Business Name:Beatrice Public Schools
Service Sector: Education & Health Services
Employment Number: Total: 281    
Unions:Yes
Products/Service:Education
 
#5.Business Name:Mosaic
Service Sector: Education & Health Services
Employment Number: Total: 350    
Unions:No
Products/Service:Home & School for the Mentally Handicapped
 
#6.Business Name:Store Kraft Manufacturing Company
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Number: Total: 190    
Year Established:1920
Products/Service:Engineer-to-Order Retail Store Fixtures & Equipment
 
#7.Business Name:Good Samaritan Society
Service Sector: Education & Health Services
Employment Number: Total: 225    
Unions:No
Products/Service:Nursing Home & Assisted Living
 
#8.Business Name:NEAPCO, Inc.
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Number: Total: 186    
Year Established:1981
Unions:No
Products/Service:Drive Line Components, Automotive Universal Joints, Constant Velocity Joints, Assembled Drivelines for Agricultural & Recreational Vechicles
 
#9.Business Name:City of Beatrice
Service Sector: Government
Employment Number: Total: 139    
Unions:Yes
Products/Service:Government
 

top of page INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS
Industrial Buildings Available in Community.......6
Details Available Online.......Yes
Details Available in Print.......Yes
Suggested links for further information on available buildings:
http://www.ngagegroup.org
Buildings Available on LOIS for Beatrice

Beatrice has six buildings ranging in size from 10,000 s/f. to 161,048 s/f. 1) Beatrice Business Campus Technology Park 10,000 s/f building located off of U.S. Highway 136, 2) North Ridge Village 1,500 to 10,000 s/f building off of Sargent and U.S. Highway 77, 3)700 Park 161,084 s/f building located off of Irving and U.S. Highway 77, 4) 2317 No. 6th 94,600 s/f facility located off of Industrial Row and U.S. Highway 77, 5) 2313 and 2315 Centennial Drive 30,527 s/f facility located in Gage County Industrial Park off of Industrial Row and U.S. Highway 77, and 6) 415 Industrial Row 86,000 s/f facility located in Gage County Industrial Park off of U.S. Highway 77 via Industrial Row. The building purchase or lease/occupancy is determined by current short or long-term lease.

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Controlled Industrial Sites Available in Community.......4
Details Available Online.......Yes
Details Available in Print.......Yes
Suggested links for further information on available sites:
http://www.ngagegroup.org
Sites Available on LOIS for Beatrice

Beatrice has four industrial sites totaling 416.4 acres, of which 236 acres are available. 1)The 268 acre Gage County Industrial Park is located in northwest Beatrice adjacent to the Beatrice Airport, with access off of U.S. Highway 77 a four-lane (north/south) expressway. A total of 74-acres are available in the Gage County Industrial Park. The 74-acre site is shovel ready (EAS Phase I and Geo Tech Study completed). 2)The 25 acre Airport site has three 1.55 acre lots available. The Airport lots are prime/frontage property, as they face U.S. Highway 77. 3) The 155 acre multi use development, Northgate Crossing, is located in northwest Beatrice off of U.S. Highway 77. 4) The 3.5 acre Beatrice Business Campus Technology Park is located on Southeast Community College campus off of U.S. Highway 136.

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Our Community: The City of Beatrice along with other entities work to make our area a pro-active business climate for ALL companies from manufacturing to technology. We are committed to providing information that will assist in your business decision to locate and/or expand in Beatrice.

Suggested Sites:
City of Beatrice, Nebraska @ www.beatrice.ne.gov
Main Street Beatrice, Nebraska @ www.mainstreetbeatrice.org
Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce @ www.beatricechamber.com
NGage @ www.ngagegroup.org
 
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Local
Development
Contact:
Bill Demuth
Executive Director NGage
218 North 5th Street
Beatrice, Nebraska 68310
Phone:(402) 239-0345
Email: bdemuth@ngagegroup.org
Website: www.ngagegroup.org
  
 
State Contacts:Darcia Kruse, Department Director
Neb. Dept. of Economic Development
PO Box 94666
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-3127 or (800) 426-6505
Email: darcia.kruse@nebraska.gov
Website: www.NebraskaAdvantage.org
 Rick Nelsen, Economic Development Manager
Nebraska Public Power District
PO Box 499
1414 15th Street
Columbus, NE 68601
Phone: (402) 563-5534 or (800) 282-6773, ext. 5534
Fax: (402) 563-5090
Email: econdev@nppd.com
Website: econdev.nppd.com

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