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Holdrege, Nebraska              

Date generated: 7/22/2017


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Holdrege, Nebraska

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  Holdrege, the county seat of Phelps County, is located 25 miles south of the east-west geographic center of the United States. Situated in the south-central area of the state, Holdrege is 17 miles south of Interstate 80 and intersected by U.S. Highways 6/34 and 183 and State Highway 23. It is 77 miles southwest of Grand Island, 217 miles southwest of Omaha, and 361 miles northeast of Denver.

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General:
Last CensusCurrent Year%
2010
2016
    Change
Holdrege.......5,4955,5551.1%
Phelps County .......9,1889,2660.8%
Labor Market Population1.......99,756102,0862.3%

1) Labor market population is the county population plus the contiguous county population.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, March 2017. City populations estimated to be released July 2017.

County Age Distribution (2016) :
Age: 0-19 20-24 25-44 45-64 65+ 85+ Total % Split
Male......... 1,276 287 1,045 1,237 396 397 4,638 50.1 %
Female...... 1,164 277 934 1,181 489 583 4,628 49.9 %

Total: 2,440 564 1,979 2,418 885 980

Median Age (2016):     State 36.3 years       County 42.0 years

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, County Population Estimates by Selected Age and Gender. Released June 2017.
State Data. U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 American Community Survey


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Number of Single Units Built in Last 2 Years..... 8
Number of Multiple Units Built in Last 2 Years..... 1
Average Cost Per Square Foot of Single Units Built in Last 2 Years..... $95
Average Monthly Rental - 3 Bedroom House..... $600
Average Monthly Rental - 2 Bedroom Apartment..... $350

Available Lots Information


Building Incentive Information


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The city of Holdrege received a $750,000 New Neighborhood Initiative grant that will be used to purchase the land, prepare the infrastructure, and offer down payment assistance. Phase I consists of 12 Townhomes (duplex units) with costs ranging bewteen $180,000-$200,000, 8 single family homes ranging between $145,000-$165,000, and four smaller townhomes ranging between $100,000-$125,000. Lincoln Place offers 24 lots starting at $9500. The Holdrege Development Corporation (HDC) is now offering, to income eligible families, up to $30,000 in down payment assistance in Lincoln Place.


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Nebraska
State
(2014)
Phelps
County
(2015)
Area
Labor Force
(2015)1
Labor Force.....1,020,9134,90655,057    
Total Employment.....980,6685,02556,515    
Unemployment.....40,2481191,458    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%2.4%2.7%    

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 (877) 275-6773.
Source: Year end 2015, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Online Data, Released 6/2016.

Wages: Sample of hourly wage rates in manufacturing occupations (production and/or clerical).
Job Title 10th
Percentile
Median 90th
Percentile
Accountants and Auditors$19.32$27.14$45.53
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$10.41$15.76$20.40
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$9.75$17.53$24.19
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$9.73$15.38$22.97
Civil Engineers$28.76$36.39$59.78
Computer Operators$15.66$21.68$27.71
Computer Programmers$10.59$25.87$43.58
Computer Systems Analysts$20.08$31.22$46.79
Customer Service Representatives$9.59$14.06$19.70
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators$12.80$16.65$23.10
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators$12.05$16.84$20.22
Data Entry Keyers$9.84$14.12$29.90
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators$9.34$19.02$24.74
Driver/Sales Workers$9.40$9.96$24.11
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$22.88$35.07$45.06
Electrical Engineers$29.65$40.59$49.34
Electricians$15.76$23.06$30.93
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators$10.88$14.07$18.62
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$13.80$19.23$30.78
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$9.36$10.67$12.39
Industrial Engineers$25.89$35.37$47.35
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$15.60$22.43$31.73
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$13.11$15.65$19.41
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$9.91$13.94$19.69
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators$15.73$21.22$24.71
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$9.37$9.92$21.78
Machinists$13.75$19.20$23.76
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$14.82$19.72$24.39
Mechanical Engineers$20.02$32.74$45.39
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$21.28$29.21$38.33
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators$13.85$20.46$24.11
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators$11.18$19.25$24.16
Nursing Assistants$10.23$12.05$15.89
Office Clerks, General$9.35$11.99$18.58
Orderlies$9.60$11.44$14.92
Packers and Packagers, Hand$9.46$11.09$17.59
Receptionists and Information Clerks$9.73$12.57$16.98
Registered Nurses$20.94$28.36$37.25
Retail Salespersons$9.14$10.38$18.87
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$10.94$16.18$19.84
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$9.85$15.75$22.24
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$9.48$11.92$18.91
Telemarketers$9.80$11.51$15.11
Tool and Die Makers$18.13$24.47$30.45
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$13.00$17.44$23.37
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators$12.84$16.21$19.09

Source: Nebraska Workforce Development, Occupational Employment Statistics Program, First Quarter 2017.

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


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Motor Carrier:

Number & Type of Roads Serving Community -
FederalStateCounty
INTERSTATE Hwys.....
Limited Access, Four-Lane Hwys.....
Improved Two-Lane Hwys.....211
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....I-8017
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....28154

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

Nebraska Right in the Middle!

Transit Time for Carload or Truckload Lots to:
Destination
Distance by
Hwy. Miles
Days by
Railroad
Days by
Motor Freight
Omaha.....2171-2 days1 Day
Lincoln.....1641-2 days1 Day
Chicago.....6901-3 days1-2 days
Dallas.....6533-4 days2-3 days
Denver.....3611-3 days1-2 days
Kansas City.....3551-3 days1-2 days
Los Angeles.....13724-7 days2-3 days
Minneapolis.....5921-3 days1-2 days
New York.....14544-7 days3-5 days
St. Louis.....6061-3 days2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Air:
Distance to nearest public airport.....5 minute(s)
Elevation.....2,310 feet
Length of longest runway.....4,700 feet
Runway lighted.....Yes
Private aircraft storage available.....Yes
Private aircraft maintenance available.....Yes
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....45 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 221
Kansas City International 338
Denver International 354

Rail:
Community Served by Railroad.....Yes
Distance to Nearest Railroad..... 1 mile(s)
Number of Freight Trains Per Day.....15
Functional Piggyback Ramp Available.....No
Distance to Nearest Piggyback Service.....217 mile(s)

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




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Electricity:

 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: City of Holdrege
  phone - (308) 995-8681
  website - www.cityofholdrege.org
  email - city@cityofholdrege.org

Wholesale Supplier: Nebraska Public Power District
  phone - Econ Dev: (402) 563-5534 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 (402) 563-5534. Further information can be found online @ econdev.nppd.com. Utility information can be found @ www.nppd.com.

Natural Gas:
Natural Gas Service Available.....Yes
Supplier in Community.....SourceGas Distribution, LLC

Natural gas is supplied through a 10-inch transmission pipeline with an operating pressure of approximately 500 pounds per square inch and a 12-inch transmission pipeline with an operating pressure of approximately 700 pounds per square inch.

Water:
Provider.....City of Holdrege
Major Source.....13 wells
If Wells, Average Depth.....200 feet
Rated Capacity.....8.000 mgd
Average Capacity.....2.000 mgd
Peak Demand.....6.500 mgd
Storage Capacity.....750,000 gallons
Hardness.....300 ppm
Treated.....No
Temperature Range.....50-55 (degrees Fahrenheit)

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....City of Holdrege
Type of Service.....Sequencing Batch Reactor
Rated Capacity.....900.000 (mgd)
Average Daily Demand.....700.000 (mgd)
Peak Demand.....1.200 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee.....No

Telecommunications:
Name of Local Service Provider.....Qwest
Number of Long Distance Service Providers.....5

Dark Fiber Solutions (DFS) provides 100% fiber optic-based, IP transport services in more than 150 communities throughout the state of Nebraska, including Holdrege. The availability of high bandwidth services allows business to adopt advancing technologies such as "Big Pipe" Internet services, security, IP-based video conferencing, and voice-over-IP.



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Actual Valuation of City: $216,173,717 (year 2009)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2009
City.......$0.4062520
County.......$0.2943640
School.......$1.1157250
Other.......$0.2052240
Total Real Property.......$2.0215650

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2009
General Obligation.........$240,000.00
Revenue.........$3,645,000.00
County.........$3,570,000.00
School.........$0.00



top of page MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government..... Mayor - City Council
Comprehensive City Plan..... Yes, 1997 (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..... 87 %
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 27
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 10
Inside CityOutside City
Fire Insurance Class..... 57


top of page EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 34211:12
Middle / Jr. High 13261:12
Senior High 13411:12
Community College 125,961
 
Private Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 1381:13


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top of page RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
 
Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....3
Public Tennis Court(s).....5
Public Swimming Pool(s).....1
Public Park(s).....2
Public Camp Ground(s).....1
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....17 mile(s)
Camping.....Yes
Swimming.....Yes
Fishing.....Yes
Motorized Boats.....Yes
Water Skiing/Tubing.....Yes


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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).....74
Dentist(s) / Orthodontist(s).....6
Nurse(s) (registered or practical).....69
Optometrist(s) / Ophthalmologist(s).....4
Veterinarian(s).....5

Phelps Memorial Medical Plaza was completed in February 2008. Medical services available at the Plaza include a family medical clinic, a retail pharmacy, oncology services, physical and occupational therapy, and a specialty clinic area for visiting specialists.

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Machine Shops in City.......2
Tool & Die Services in City.......0
Electric Motor Repair Services in City.......1

Type of Newspaper in City.......daily
Local Radio Station(s).......2

Number of TV Channels Received without Cable.......5
Maximum Number of Cable Channels Received.......100

Number of Protestant Churches.......12
Number of Catholic Churches.......1
Number of Synagogues.......0

Number of Motels & Hotels in Community.......2
Total Number of Rooms Available.......63

Number of Banks in City.......4
Number of Savings & Loan Firms.......2

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


top of page LOCAL MANUFACTURING CHARACTERISTICS
Number of Manufacturing Plants in Community.....9
Number of Manufacturing Plants with Unions.....0
Number of Manufacturing Employees.....1,010


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Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Becton-Dickinson
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Number: Total: 672   (Male: 206   Female: 384)
Year Established:1966
Unions:No
Products/Service:disposable medical supplies
 
#2.Business Name:Phelps Memorial Health Center
Service Sector: Education & Health Services
Employment Number: Total: 208   (Male: 23   Female: 185)
Year Established:1968
Unions:No
Products/Service:Medical
 
#3.Business Name:Allmand Brothers, Inc.
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Number: Total: 183   (Male: 144   Female: 39)
Year Established:1938
Unions:No
Products/Service:Floodlighting Units, construction equipment, traffic control devices
 
#4.Business Name:Kayton Electric
Service Sector: Other Services
Employment Number: Total: 172   (Male: 160   Female: 12)
Unions:No
Products/Service:Electrical Contractor
 
#5.Business Name:Holdrege Public Schools
Service Sector: Education & Health Services
Employment Number: Total: 162   (Male: 42   Female: 120)
Year Established:1999
Unions:Yes
Products/Service:Education
 
#6.Business Name: Agri Coop
Service Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Number: Total: 137   (Male: 112   Female: 25)
Year Established:1916
Products/Service:mixed grain feed and fertilizer
 
#7.Business Name:The Connection
Service Sector: Information
Employment Number: Total: 122   (Male: 919,999   Female: 919,999)
Year Established:919999
Unions:No
Products/Service:Inbound Call Center
 
#8.Business Name:Christian Homes Care Community
Service Sector: Services
Employment Number: Total: 136   (Male: 10   Female: 126)
Year Established:1889
Unions:No
Products/Service:long-term care and retirement
 
#9.Business Name:Holdrege Memorial Homes
Service Sector: Education & Health Services
Employment Number: Total: 140   (Male: 6   Female: 134)
Year Established:919999
Unions:No
Products/Service:Long Term Care/Retirment Center
 
#10.Business Name: Phelps County
Service Sector: Government
Employment Number: Total: 87   (Male: 45   Female: 42)
Year Established:1981
Unions:No
Products/Service:county government seat
 


top of page INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS
Industrial Buildings Available in Community.......2
Details Available Online.......Yes
Details Available in Print.......Yes
Buildings Available on LOIS for Holdrege


top of page INDUSTRIAL SITES
Controlled Industrial Sites Available in Community.......2
Details Available Online.......Yes
Details Available in Print.......Yes
Sites Available on LOIS for Holdrege


top of page COMMUNITY NOTES
Our Community: Excellent medical facilities, school system, an off-campus office for Central Community College, the Tassel performing arts center,YMCA of the Prairie, historic Nebraska Plains museum, the South Central regional library and Educational Service Unit 11, and one of the top volunteer fire departments in the state are all integral to the quality of life that the citizens of Holdrege enjoy. Combine those amenities with abundant hunting and fishing in the area, the naturally clean water and air and it is understandable why Holdrege was chosen as one of the best small towns in America with population of 5,000 to 15,000 in the mid 1990's.

Community
Guide Book:
Holdrege Community Guide (PDF)
 
Suggested Sites:
Phelps County Development Corporation @ www.justtheplacenebraska.com/business/pcdc.asp
City Of Holdrege, Chamber of Commerce, Phelps County @ www.justtheplacenebraska.com/business/chambers_of_commerce.asp
Holdrege Public Schools @ www.thedusters.org
Nebraska Rural Living @ www.nebraskaruralliving.com/towns/holdrege.asp
Becton Dickinson,Holdrege-Second Largest Employer in South Central Nebraska @ www.bd.com/us/careers/nebraska/holdrege
 
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Local
Development
Contact:
Monica Boyken, Executive Director
Phelps County Development Corporation
Box 522
502 East Avenue
Holdrege, NE 68949
Phone:308 995-4148
Fax:308 995-4158
Email: pcdc@justtheplacenebraska.com
Website: www.justtheplacenebraska.com
 Bob Rager
City of Holdrege
502 East Avenue
Holdrege, NE 68949
Phone:308-995-8681
Fax:308-995-5486
Email: brager@cityofholdrege.org
Website: www.cityofholdrege.com
 
State Contacts:Courtney Dentlinger
Economic Development Director
Neb. Dept. of Economic Development
PO Box 94666
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-3125 or
(800) 426-6505
Email:
courtney.dentlinger@nebraska.gov
Website: www.NebraskaAdvantage.org
 Mary Plettner, Economic Development Manager
Nebraska Public Power District
PO Box 499
1414 15th Street
Columbus, NE 68601
Phone: (402) 563-5534 or (877) 275-6773
Fax: (402) 563-5090
Email: econdev@nppd.com
Website: econdev.nppd.com

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