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Manufacturing Day 2017

Friday, October 06, 2017

  FREMONT, NE - OCTOBER 6, 2017  Rosenbauer Aerials opened their doors to students from the Fremont High School’s Welding Academy and Machine Tool programs.  Their...
Business Profile: TEK Services

Monday, July 10, 2017

TEK Services is a Fremont-based company who manufactures wire termination, wire harness assembly and custom wire processing with additional expertise in fulfillment services, foam stamping,...
Hansen-Mueller Moves to Fremont

Monday, April 24, 2017

Hansen-Mueller is the latest business to join Fremont’s thriving animal food processing community. We are delighted to have them in the area and for local...
2016 Small Business Survey

Friday, April 21, 2017

  Last Fall Fremont businesses participated in a Small Business Credit survey.  Links to the first report along with a Fremont-specific report are below. This year marks...
Careerockit Week!

Thursday, April 06, 2017

We had a BLAST during Careerockit Week! Over 30 businesses throughout Fremont participated in bringing 500+ students oportunities to interact with business representatives, ask questions and learn about...
Dodge County Housing Study Update

Friday, March 17, 2017

Ensuring that current and future residents have access to plentiful housing options is important for any community, and in Dodge County we are taking active...
Come on Home!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Come home to Nebraska!! Did you know it costs 8.2 percent less than the national average to live in our region?  If you are looking...
Workforce Lunch N' Learn

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Greater Fremont Development Council to host businesses for a WORKFORCE LUNCH N' LEARN 11:45-1:00 | Thursday, January 26, 2017 Location:  Fremont Health | Health Park Plaza, 3rd Floor,...
Fremont Health joins Nebraska Health Network

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Fremont Health, the independent, non-profit healthcare provider that serves Dodge and surrounding counties, is now a member of the Nebraska Health Network (NHN)—a partnership of...
A boom in local business

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

While the spacious stretch of East 23rd Street has never been anywhere near vacant, a recent wave of construction added numerous eateries to the well-traveled...
Careerockit! Register Your Company

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

CAREEROCKIT Best Practices Workshops Tuesday, Jan. 17 | 8 - 9 a.m.  and  Wednesday, Febr. 1 | 4-5 p.m. First State Bank & Trust Education Center 1005 E 23rd St,...
National Food Entrepreneur Program Seminar

Friday, October 14, 2016

The University of Nebraska Food Processing Center is offering a one-day seminar for all individuals interested in exploring the idea of starting a food manufacturing...
Training for the Future

Monday, September 26, 2016

One of the greatest advantages to living in Fremont is that we are dedicated to our workforce and education. We want our businesses to have...
Midland University reaches record enrollment

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Midland University is at a record number of students after recording its largest incoming class since 2013, released information says. The University is now at an...
Workforce Resources

Monday, September 19, 2016

We work to bring employers and employees closer together. There are local, state, and federal resources to assist with that goal. To learn more view our...
Calling Veterans to Nebraska

Monday, September 12, 2016

The state of Nebraska has a particular interest in attracting veterans. With multiple incentives to live, work, and play in Nebraska, Fremont wants to encourage...
Bank looks to give back

Monday, September 12, 2016

The Fremont Public School District recently received a $10,000 community development grant from First National Bank Fremont enabling it to continue providing invaluable services to...
Business and Community

Monday, September 05, 2016

Through hard work, networking, and effective partnerships, Greater Fremont Development Council works to develop and support new and expanding businesses and our community too. GFDC works...
Site Selectors

Monday, August 29, 2016

Looking for a site to locate your new or expanding business? Check out the Site Selectors tab right here: http://www.fremontecodev.org/fremont/site-selectors. Why Fremont, Nebraska? Fremont is in...
New Indoor Aquatics Center

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Fremont Family YMCA is embarking on a capital campaign to build a new indoor aquatics center. The center will replace the original instructional pool...
Career Pathways - Our students. Our future.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Living in Fremont, Nebraska has many benefits.  A variety of employment opportunities, two institutions of higher education, and a supportive community with a small town...
Bad Dog Bikes

Monday, August 08, 2016

Fremont has unique downtown businesses adding to the quality of life for residences.  One such business is Bad Dog Bikes.  Owned and operated by Bill...
Sid Dillon talks milestone

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

In the greater Fremont area, the name Sid Dillon and the word automobile go hand-in-hand. Like bacon and eggs. Or perhaps peanut butter and jelly. Essentially, it’s...
Partnerships and Resources

Monday, August 01, 2016

The key to a successful business is through taking advantage of the partnerships and resources available. In Fremont, The Greater Fremont Development  Council is a resource...
Big, Yet Small

Monday, July 25, 2016

Fremont (pop. 26,397) is in a unique position - we retain the small town atmosphere while enjoying a comfortable proximity to big city amenities via...
SBA and SCORE Workshops for August 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

August 3rd and 4th SCORE Entrepreneur Workshop (2 nights) Want to start a business but have no idea where to start?  Learn about legal structures, business insurance,...
Good Life, Great Opportunity

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A brand is a promise.  Over the years, Nebraska has adopted a number of slogans and taglines which have come and gone.  One phrase, however,...
A Skilled Workforce

Monday, July 18, 2016

Fremont works hard to train our workforce through collaborations with public & private schools, community colleges, and universities and works with Greater Omaha Chamber's talent...
Sycamore Education

Monday, July 11, 2016

Greater Fremont Development Council likes to highlight Fremont’s unique and growing companies.  One of those is Sycamore Education.  Sycamore Education, and the Fremont Creative Collective,...
Fremont Culture

Monday, July 04, 2016

Although you can find a museum anywhere, the museums we offer in Fremont offer something special - a distraction free, immersive experience in the culture...
New Ownership, Same Great Service

Monday, June 27, 2016

At Greater Fremont, we want to help your new or expanding business make a smooth transition to new ownership, find space for expansion and find...
Target Industries

Monday, June 20, 2016

With an extensive railway system and close proximity to Omaha, manufacturing has had a long history in Fremont. Fremont is well positioned for businesses in...
New business opens on old Bernheisel site

Monday, June 20, 2016

What was formerly the dilapidated Bernheisel Salvage Yard property has been transformed into an eye-friendly facility where people can recycle metal products and purchase car...
Cowboy Town has all-things Western

Monday, June 20, 2016

In 2012, Erin Teut finally fulfilled her more than a decade-long dream of opening up a Western apparel store. For much of her childhood and adult...
Fremont State Lake Recreation

Monday, June 13, 2016

Even though Fremont is located over a thousand miles from either coast, we can still offer some fun in the sun at our local beaches. The...
Railways and Highways

Monday, June 06, 2016

Fremont has three different locations with railway access, as well as a developed highway system, making it an obvious choice for businesses that plan to...
Fun in Fremont

Monday, May 30, 2016

Have you ever wanted to dive into nature to hunt a bear with nothing but your wits and courage? Well, you can’t do that in...
YMCA’s Camp Christian

Monday, May 23, 2016

Fremont is growing economically as well as increasing the quality of life offerings for residents.    One such example is the recent addition of a 6,000...
Code Camp returns for fourth year

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Technology plays a driving factor in nearly every business today. Whether the technology is displayed directly in front of the public’s face, or in a more...
Hope Center receives new book library

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

There were inflatable slides, numerous games, challenges and an assortment of prizes. All the necessary components of hosting a superb carnival were present Friday evening at...
Workforce Development

Monday, May 16, 2016

GFDC works closely with our educational partners to bring awareness to students of the quality education and jobs available in our community.  Whether looking for...
Fremont Healthcare

Monday, May 09, 2016

The Greater Fremont region is proud of its healthcare offerings.  Located in Fremont are Fremont Health Medical Center and Three Rivers Public Health Department. Fremont...
Fremont’s Morningside North Business Park

Monday, May 02, 2016

Fremont’s target industries include wood, plastic and metal manufacturing, seeds and oils, refining and blending, and animal food processing. These industries can find a shovel-ready site...
Nebraska is a Top Ten State

Monday, April 25, 2016

Nebraska has made it in the top ten states for affordable housing, a high quality of life, employment opportunities, and exceptional landscape for new and...
Department of Ag Shares Support for Costco

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Landing a Costco plant in Eastern Nebraska Means More Job Opportunties for ALL Nebraskans Click here for Nebraska Department of Ag Press Release For more information on...
Green Data Center Management Degree

Monday, April 18, 2016

Metropolitan Community College, in Fremont, Nebraska, offers a two year degree program in green data center management as a partnership with IBM. The program is...
The Tools for Business

Monday, April 11, 2016

Greater Fremont Development Council frequently can assist your business with resource and workforce information and will provide assistance with any expansion plans.  Call us today...
Third Best State for Business

Monday, April 04, 2016

Residing in the third best state for new and expanding businesses makes Fremont the place to consider locating or expanding your business. The Fremont Business Park...
Fremont Business Summit - Regulation Strangulation

Friday, March 25, 2016

Fremont Chamber hosts Business Summit on April 21st.  Be Informed.  Be Prepared.  Presentation about how proposed new federal regulations will affect your business. RSVP Required.  Call...
SOMETHING BIG IS COMING!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Help Fremont Public Schools celebrate their S.T.E.M. funding award from the Big Red Keno Science & Math Program. Fremont Middle School invites you to the Chamber...
Supply store offers all-things welding

Monday, March 14, 2016

Jeremy Baier and Larry Hangman believe that there is a need for welding supply store that not only provides customers with top-tier products, but also...
Gov. Ricketts Announces Site Selection Award

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Magazine ranks Nebraska second highest for most qualifying new and expanded facilities per capital. OMAHA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Site Selection magazine has...
Information and Collaboration Opportunity for Local Industries

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

INFORMATION AND COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITY FOR LOCAL INDUSTRIES IN DODGE COUNTY HOSTED BY: Fremont Public Schools Greater Fremont Development Council WHEN: Friday, March 4 @ 8:00-9:00AM WHERE: Fremont Public Schools Administration Building 130 E. 9th...
The good life for veterans in Nebraska

Monday, February 22, 2016

Are you a veteran looking for a civilian job? Check out Nebraska! Our new recruitment campaign, “The Good Life for Veterans” is geared towards getting...
Jobs for vets in Nebraska

Monday, February 15, 2016

A recent Nebraska Chamber survey found that more than 50 percent of businesses had difficulty hiring qualified employees during the previous year. A new Nebraska...
Fremont is looking to the future

Monday, February 08, 2016

Did you know that 50 percent of U.S. products require welding? It’s no wonder there’s an increased demand for skilled welders. From cars to bridges...
Don’t just dream it, do it

Monday, February 01, 2016

Sylvia Matthews Burwell said, “Job training empowers people to realize their dreams and improve their lives.” An innovative training program called “Dream it. Do it”...
Small town, big culture

Monday, January 25, 2016

Arts and cultural activities add value to a community. They enrich our lives, bringing us joy and inspiration. Arts programs help give a town character...
One of the best states for doing business

Monday, January 11, 2016

CNBC named Nebraska the 4th Best State for Doing Business in 2014. We scored particularly high on factors like cost of living, access to capital,...
International Spices Adds New Wing

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Storage space for International Spices, LTD, in Fremont recently grew a substantial amount following addition of a new wing to its storage shed and warehouse. The...
Great companies call Fremont home

Monday, January 04, 2016

"Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person—not just an employee—are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean...
Small town life can be exhilarating

Monday, December 28, 2015

“Living in a rural setting exposes you to so many marvelous things—the natural world and the particular texture of small-town life, and the exhilarating experience...
Find out how we rank

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Greater Omaha region of Nebraska has long been a hidden gem. We’ve got 1.3 million people within a 60-mile drive. We have low congestion...
In the center of it all

Monday, December 07, 2015

Did you know that the Lincoln Highway was the first road built for automobiles that stretched all the way across the country? It was built...
Need a job? Move to Nebraska!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Milton Berle once said, “If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.” In the Fremont, Nebraska area, it’s easier than that. We have opened the doors...
Building healthy communities

Monday, November 09, 2015

Access to health care is a critical aspect of any community. Good health care services not only improve the physical health of residents, they play...
Value-added ag finds niche in Nebraska

Monday, November 02, 2015

Nebraska has long been a leader in the agriculture industry. But as the agriculture industry changes, companies have to be creative to keep up. Value...
Driving the engine of business

Monday, October 26, 2015

Businessman Harvey Mackay once said, "Your workforce is your most valuable asset. The knowledge and skills they have represent the fuel that drives the engine...
Know your workforce

Monday, October 19, 2015

Businesses that need to recruit employees benefit from understanding the size, demographics and motivations of the labor pool. A recent Nebraska state survey evaluated many...
Proud to be Nebraska Pathfinders

Monday, October 05, 2015

James Cash Penney, the founder of JC Penney once said, “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” In Fremont,...
GFDC hosts SBA Entrepreneur Workshop

Monday, October 05, 2015

Register HERE Today! bit.ly/GFDCOctEvent Greater Fremont Development Council (GFDC) is hosting a Small Business Administration(SBA) workshop for entrepreneurs and small business.  The workshop will take place...
Cultivating positive youth development

Monday, September 28, 2015

The experiences you have as a child help shape who you become as an adult.  Since youth today are prone to detached interactions, it seems...
Educating a workforce for your company

Monday, September 21, 2015

A well-educated workforce is better prepared and thus, more competitive. But in a Business Roundtable survey of its members, more than 95 percent of CEOs...
Invest in us, we’ll invest in you

Monday, September 14, 2015

Creating a successful small business is an entrepreneurial challenge. But growing that business into a larger company is even harder. To reach that next level...
Tow Line features renovations inside, outside

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Since opening The Tow Line in 2012, owners Dan and Nicole Gillis have worked to provide customers with the best experience possible. The first steps taken...
Keeping things moving

Monday, September 07, 2015

For many industries, transportation is a crucial factor. Being able to move goods at the lowest possible cost is essential for a healthy bottom line. In...
Enjoy a high quality of life in Nebraska

Monday, August 31, 2015

Quality of life is a subjective measurement, but the Oxford Dictionary defines it as: “The standard of health, comfort, and happiness experienced by an individual...
Congratulations Fremont Contract Carriers

Friday, August 28, 2015

  Fremont is thankful for members like Fremont Contract Carriers who have been in business for 50 years!  Congratulations to Mike Herre and his team! Read more...
Shaping tomorrow’s leaders

Monday, August 24, 2015

Internships provide a great way for college students to gain valuable hands-on skills. But did you know that 50 percent of interns get jobs at...
Encouraging growth from within

Monday, August 17, 2015

A solid and sustainable economic development plan doesn't focus solely on trying to attract businesses from outside a region. It evaluates the strengths and challenges...
Big ideas can thrive in a small town

Monday, August 10, 2015

Glen Ellis is a father and entrepreneur. His company, Sycamore Leaf Solutions, was built on a need he noticed while volunteering at his son's school....
The elements of business success

Monday, August 03, 2015

“Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today...
Education improves opportunity

Monday, July 27, 2015

Research indicates that a high-quality education improves not just the earnings of individuals but the economic strength of their communities as well. Access to leading...
Start with good people

Monday, July 20, 2015

Lee Iacocca once said, “Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all...
Unleashing forces of job creation

Monday, July 13, 2015

"The way to an American economic comeback, the way to help those out of work today find a paycheck, is to unleash the forces of...
We don’t coast

Monday, July 06, 2015

We’re aware that some people view the Midwest as “flyover country.” With an attitude like that, it seems clear they haven’t spent time here. They...
Celebrating American history

Monday, June 29, 2015

John C. Fremont was an American explorer. His published accounts of westward exploration were wildly popular and helped advance the cause of Manifest Destiny, or...
Embrace an active lifestyle in Fremont

Monday, June 22, 2015

There is a substantial body of evidence illustrating the physical and mental health benefits of recreation, particularly the outdoor variety. Studies show that getting out...
Nebraska, a great place to get out and play

Monday, June 15, 2015

Too often, those who haven’t visited dismiss Nebraska as a land-locked, boring place.. But those who live in Fremont know this couldn’t be further from...
We're ready for tech

Monday, June 08, 2015

Historically, Nebraska has been known for its agribusiness industry. Today in Fremont, we're diversifying within that industry. We’re determined to maximize our existing strengths to...
Pierce Promoted to New GFDC Role

Friday, March 06, 2015

Barb Pierce has been promoted to the newly created role of Director of Business Assistance, Retention and Expansion of the Greater Fremont Development Council (GFDC),...
Fremont encourages active, healthy living

Monday, December 08, 2014

Studies suggest that spending time outside is good for you. Of course, there are obvious physical benefits of getting exercise, but being outdoors, particularly in...
Location, location, location

Monday, December 01, 2014

Choosing where to locate your business is one of the most important decisions you'll make as an entrepreneur. Geography is just the tip of the...
Life is good in Nebraska!

Monday, November 24, 2014

People enjoy life in Nebraska. It ranks as one of the highest states for well-being and contentedness and is one of the least “stressed-out” states....
GFDC director earns national recognition

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

By Fremont Tribune The executive director of the Greater Fremont Development Council is part of a six-person team that recently was recognized nationally for leadership and...
Local businesses build better communities

Monday, November 10, 2014

In this increasingly global economy, businesses have the ability to relocate just about anywhere in the world, but communities benefit from local businesses and need...
Ready, set, tech!

Monday, November 03, 2014

Technology is all around us. Every day, new tech-related businesses are springing up—and this trend shows no signs of slowing. With advancing technology comes the...
Value-added agriculture prospers in Fremont

Monday, October 20, 2014

Agriculture has been rapidly changing with technology, and Fremont recognized early on the great opportunities possible in the value-added agriculture industry. Fremont is focused on attracting...
What makes a technology business successful?

Monday, October 13, 2014

The tech industry has grown exponentially in recent years, outgrowing the confines of Silicon Valley. Across the U.S., companies and communities are starting to realize...
Fremont Housing Funds Now Available

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

FREMONT HOUSING FUNDS NOW AVAILABLE through the Northeast Nebraska Development District. The City of Fremont currently has funding available for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and single-family rental...
Fremont Business to Reach National Market

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

January 13, 2014 7:00 am  •  By Stephen Rickerl/Fremont Tribune. A local farm operation that runs five generations deep is launching a new line of...
Study Reveals Large Labor Pool in Northeast Nebraska

Thursday, May 15, 2014

LINCOLN- The Nebraska Departments of Economic Development and Labor today announced findings from the Northeast Nebraska Labor Availability Study.  The study surveyed residents in and...
Dream It. Do It. A Path to the Future...

Friday, February 28, 2014

Greater Fremont Development supports the Fremont Dream It. Do It. program that links local high school students with college credits, local employers, paid internships, invaluable...
Scholarship Opportunity for High School Seniors

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Foundation Supports FAMC Services, Offers New Scholarship FREMONT, NE – February 20, 2014:  The Fremont Area Medical Center Foundation is an important source of funding for...
Hiring Our Heroes

Friday, February 14, 2014

2014 Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Event - Omaha, NE This Union Pacific Railroad sponsored hiring event is being conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation,...
Strength of community highlighted during Chamber luncheon

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Article By Fremont Tribune   |   Stephen Rickerl   Businesses receiving awards Wednesday during the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Awards Luncheon at Midland University highlighted the...
Local business to reach national market

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Article By:  Fremont Tribune   |   Stephen Rickerl   A local farm operation that runs five generations deep is launching a new line of value-added products that it...
Jayhawk Boxes earns Chamber recognition

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Article By:  Fremont Tribune   |   Stephen Rickerl   A multi-million dollar investment at Jayhawk Boxes has put Fremont on the global map as professionals from around the...
Fremont Electric honored by the Chamber

Monday, January 20, 2014

Article By: Fremont Tribune   |   Stephen Ricker What started out as a part time job for Les Shallberg has grown into a successful business that was...
Governor's 2013 Review

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Nebraska’s 2013 in Review By Governor Dave Heineman, December 27, 2013..... Dear Fellow Nebraskans: The New Year presents the opportunity to reflect upon important issues that have been...
Nebraska DED E-News Update

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wishing you a happy, safe and blessed Holiday Season from the DED Staff! Are dreams of new economic growth and development dancing in your head this...
Intern Nebraska Educational Session

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Attention Local Businesses! Friday, December 13 from 11:00-12:00pm.  Come learn about the Intern Nebraska Program!  Learn how to utilize this valuable State program to pay for...
Dodge County receives Livestock Friendly designation

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Aricle By: Fremont Tribune   |   Chris Zavadil Dodge County became the 23rd Nebraska county to receive the Nebraska Department of Agriculture’s Livestock Friendly County designation. The...
Your kid needs a career? Show them these videos

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Article By: Barbara Soderlin   |   Omaha.com   State officials are hoping a new series of videos will get students excited about job opportunities in Nebraska.   These aren’t your...
Promoting Rule of Thumb Small Business Education

Friday, October 18, 2013

They've Got Mail, You've Got Customers; The Power of Email Marketing Presented by: Constant Contact, Rule of Thumb, and Performance Planners As a small organization, your passion...
October Webinar: Affordable Care Act and Your Small Business

Monday, October 07, 2013

eXtension Entrepreneurs and Their Communities webinar Thursday, October 10, 2013 -1:00pm (CT); 12:00pm (MT) https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/etc-cop   On Thursday, October 10, 2013 eXtension will host a webinar on Small Business...
Working Together to Improve Medical Care

Monday, September 09, 2013

Fremont Area Medical Center  |  Amy Fachman   FREMONT, NE – September 6, 2013:  Medical helicopters already get high grades for saving lives in an emergency. Now...
Dodge County applies for Livestock Friendly designation

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Article by:  Fremont Tribune   |   Chris Zavadil   Dodge County officials hope to beef up economic development opportunities with a Livestock Friendly designation from the Nebraska Department...
Limited Time Offer for Business Exit Planning

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Nebraska Business Development Center is offering our 10-point business value and exit program for just $2,000 statewide.   This is a savings of up to 75% from...
FPS honors Shanahan, United Way board

Monday, August 12, 2013

Article by Fremont Tribune    Fremont Public Schools named Shawn Shanahan and the Fremont Area United Way board of directors as their 2013 “Distinguished Friends of...
Fremont wins Housing Partnership Award

Friday, July 19, 2013

The City of Fremont received the Housing Partnership Award during the annual meeting of the Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District (NENEDD) held on Thursday, July...
It’s Time to Visit Nebraska’s County Fairs

Monday, July 15, 2013

Governor's Weekly Comumn  |  By Governor Dave Heineman   Dear Fellow Nebraskans:   Summer is a great time to visit fairs and festivals held across our state. Nebraska’s county...
Stage is set for Fremont's big weekend

Friday, July 12, 2013

Article by: Fremont Tribune   |   Tribune Staff Chairs were in their places and food vendors’ stands lined Eighth Street early today, signs that the biggest weekend...
Nebraska is the Place for Business

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Article By: The Fremont Tribune   |   Gov. Dave Heineman   We are always looking for ways to improve business and create jobs in our state. Providing a...
Gov. Heineman Comments on State Tax Receipts

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

From the Communications Office of Governor Dave Heineman CONTACT  |  Jen Rae Wang, 402-429-4701  |  Sue M. Rouch, 402-471-1970   (Lincoln, Neb.) Gov. Dave Heineman today commented on...
Fremont Campaign Receives Recognition

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Article by The Fremont Tribune   |   Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce   With an array of stakeholders, including the City of Fremont, the Fremont Arae Chamber of...
Retailers to set up shop in Fremont

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Article by: The Fremont Tribune   |   Stephen Rickerl   A new development on the northeast side of Fremont will bring a variety of new stores to consumers...
Midland outlines its growth plans

Thursday, June 20, 2013

For its long-term stability, Midland University needs to grow – both in number of students and in facilities. But with little space available on its Fremont...
Nebraska Turf experiencing growth at Valley

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Article By: Fremont Tribune   |   Chris Zavadil   Nebraska Turf Products is growing. The company, headquartered in Omaha, is starting construction this week on a new 12,500-square-foot warehouse...
Forging Fremont's Future with a New Partnership

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Officials officially kicked off the state’s newest economic development partnership during the Greater Fremont Development Council’s board meeting Wednesday at the Fremont Golf Club. GFDC announced...
Work gives sense of new park at Fremont Lakes

Monday, May 06, 2013

      Article By: Chris Zavadil   |   Fremont Tribune FREMONT, Neb. — People visiting the Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area may get the feeling that the park got...
Nebraskans Serving Others

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

From the Communications Office of Governor Dave Heineman   Dear Fellow Nebraskans:   I encourage all Nebraskans to get involved in their communities as a volunteer during ServeNebraska Week...
GFDC Partners with Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The partnership brings together economic development organizations in Omaha as well as Douglas, Cass, Sarpy and Washington counties. It began more than 20 years ago when Sarpy County joined the Omaha Chamber’s economic development efforts. Washington County joined 10 years ago and Cass County became a member four years ago.
Recycling Equipment Grants Available for 2013-2014

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The Nebraska State Recycling Association (NSRA) has grant funds available for municipalities, other government entities, non-profits and recycling companies (for example, waste haulers) who wish...
The Drought May Continue

Friday, April 05, 2013

From the Communications Office of Governor Dave Heineman   Dear Fellow Nebraskans:   I want to share an update on the expected weather conditions we are facing as a...
Intersect Conference

Friday, April 05, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. — There is still time to register for Intersect, one of the biggest entrepreneur and startup networking conferences in the state. Hosted by the...
Technology Park Progress

Friday, April 05, 2013

                                         Read entire article at  www.FremontTribune.com.... The heavy lifting to date has been conducted behind the scenes through zoning matters, creating a site master plan and...
YMCA Purchases Park Property for Aquatic Center

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

The Fremont Family YMCA can move forward with plans to build a new indoor aquatics center after the city council on Tuesday approved a $200,000 purchase and development agreement that will sell much of Memorial Park to the YMCA. Some of the details about what will happen next with the park itself, however, have yet to be finalized. The YMCA will use about 1.5 acres to build...
March Economic Indicators Report

Friday, March 08, 2013

Message from Ron Tillery, Executive Director, Fremont Area Chamber... The latest data shows our market experienced a stronger than usual seasonal growth of labor force and total numbers of employed in January.  Typically, January numbers bump up, but both Dodge County and Fremont saw larger numbers than in the prior two years. Comparing year to year, Dodge County added 747 people to the labor force and 765...
Fremont's Economic Growth Buoyed by LB840

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Article By: Ron Tillery, Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce   |   Fremont Tribune In the world of economic development it’s often said that a rising tide raises...
Educating Fremont's Future Leaders

Monday, March 04, 2013

By Chris Zavadil   |   www.FremontTribune.com A group of high school juniors got a taste Wednesday of what it’s like to sit on the Fremont City Council. The...
Regional Blueprint for Sustainability: Employer Workforce Forum

Monday, February 11, 2013

Attention Owners, CEO's, Human Resource Directors!  Please attend the Regional Blueprint Workforce Forum hosted by Nebraska Economic Development District.  The purpose is to discuss strategies for solving workforce challenges in northeast Nebraska. Join us for appetizers, cash bar and networking before the program starts at 6:30 pm. For additional questions, please contact Lisa Hurley, Regional Blueprint contact at 402-379-1150 or email at lisa@nenedd.org.
Midland is a growing community hub

Friday, February 08, 2013

Midland University made headlines in 2012 when its new hybrid masters in business administration program received accreditation, and in the fall when the school welcomed...
Introducing the new InternNE.com

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Fremont Area Chamber, Fremont United Way, Greater Fremont Development Council, Midland University and Metropolitan Community College are collaborating on a Chamber YOUniversity Lunch 'n Learn program on Tuesday, February 19th at Midland University.  Please send a representative from your company to learn about the Intern Nebraska Program.    There is no cost to attend, but registrations are a must!  Register at www.fremontne.org or call Bonnie...
On The Water strives to go that extra mile

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Kevin Lemmers believes new docks at the Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area will attract plenty of interest this spring. Six docks, being installed as part of...
NENEDD 2013 Regional Blueprint Assessment

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Please take time to fill out this important survey. Dodge County is part of the Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District and we need citizen input...
Food Entrepreneur Assistance Program Seminar

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Food Processing Center is offering a one-day seminar for all individuals interested in exploring the idea of starting a food manufacturing business.  Please share...
Grant Writing Training Session

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Fremont Area Community Foundation is excited to announce its first training session of 2013- Grant Wrtiing, led and co-hosted by Metropolitan Community College.  This training is available to nonprofit organizations, board members and community volunteers interested in learning more about grant writing.  Register Today!  Call 402.721.4252 or email info@facfoundation.org. Training is on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 9AM at the Metropolitan Community College-Fremont Campus in...
Food Entrepreneur Assistance Program

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Food Processing Center is offering a one-day seminar for all individuals interested in exploring the idea of starting a food manufacturing business. The “Recipe to Reality” seminar will be offered on January 12, 2013. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Registration deadline is December 15, 2012. Contact Jill Gifford at 402-472-2819 or jgifford1@unl.edu for an information packet. Jill D. Gifford Food Entrepreneur Assistance Program Manager The Food Processing...
Governor's Weekly Column

Friday, November 30, 2012

Dear Fellow Nebraskans: With the new year just a few weeks away, it’s a good time to remind businesses and students about a valuable program designed to enhance student business skills and for students to gain real life business experience. This program is Intern Nebraska. More than 200 companies have taken advantage of this grant program designed to help offset some of the cost and risk businesses...
GFDC named Finalist in MAEDC Awards

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Greater Fremont Development Council becomes a Finalist in the 2012 “Best of the Midwest” Mid-America Economic Development Council Awards. The Greater Fremont Development Council (GFDC) has worked hard this year with Golden Shovel Agency to improve their online presence - and others have taken notice. Every year, the Mid-America Economic Development Council hosts a conference where they recognize the top leaders in Economic Development in the...
Nebraska Wins Technology Innovator Award

Monday, November 05, 2012

(Lincoln, Neb.) Gov. Dave Heineman today announced that the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) honored the State of Nebraska with the association’s State Technology Innovator award. Brenda Decker, Chief Information Officer, accepted the award at a ceremony in San Diego. “I’m very proud of Brenda and her staff and all of the hard work they do each day for the citizens of Nebraska,”...
FAMC Receives Award from Governor

Friday, October 12, 2012

Governor Dave Heineman presented Fremont Area Medical Center (FAMC) with the Governor’s Wellness Award at a luncheon in Lincoln on September 27. The award honors Nebraska employers for efforts in promoting workplace wellness. Nebraska is one of only a handful of states nationwide that honors wellness efforts of employers. “These awards recognize employers for their serious commitment to employee well-being,” said Gov. Heineman. “Prevention and wellness efforts...
All Metals Builds Shipping Building

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

September 19, 2012 10:15 am  •  Chris Zavadil/Fremont Tribune   Construction has begun on a new 30,000-square-foot shipping building at the All Metals Market Inc. main processing...
Fremont, Nebraska Has Best Tasting Water in the Nation

Thursday, September 27, 2012

It’s official. Fremont has the best-tasting water in the nation. The American Water Works Association announced in June 2012 that the Fremont Department of Utilities won the annual “Best of the Best” Water Taste Test. The city competed with regional winners from across North America. “I was pretty excited,” said Larry Andreasen, water and sewer system supervisor. “Fremont has the best-tasting water in the world if you ask me.” Andreasen...
Intellectual Property Workshop

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Nebraska Business Development Center hosts Intellectual Property Workshop Thursday, October 11, 8:30 am–4:30 pm and Friday, October 12, 8:30 am–Noon at the University of Nebraska at Omaha; Thompson Alumni Center, 6705 Dodge Street The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office estimates that intellectual property theft costs U.S. companies $250 billion each year. Since your company’s intellectual property may be more valuable than its physical assets, it is vitally important that you are...
Hiring Our Heroes

Friday, September 07, 2012

Join us October 2, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, for a job fair for veteran job seekers, active duty military members, Guard and...
Funding Available for Companies Hiring Interns

Monday, July 23, 2012

InternNE funding is still available for companies wanting to hire interns and participate in the program, administered by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED). “The first-year response has been encouraging, and we look forward to helping additional businesses find the interns needed to meet their skill demands,” said Catherine D. Lang, DED Director. “This program offers a good balance of assisting employers to find future...
Nebraska Making Advances in Biotechnology

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bringing Nebraska’s academic and research institutions together with the business community is a perfect example of the kind of partnership that exists in our state. We need an effective way to take the innovation and discoveries being developed today and move them from a lab into the marketplace.  
May 2012 Economic Indicators Report

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Fremont Area Chamber, with support from the Fremont Department of Utilities, has produced a valuable new information tool for businesses, developers and realtors to track market activity.  It is our hope this report will help people make informed decisions regarding investments, as well as, general business strategies.  
Intern Nebraska Incentive Program Offers Economic Opportunity

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Intern Nebraska is a win-win for students seeking valuable business experience to further shape their future careers and to keep our youth in Nebraska. Students have hands-on opportunities that help them fully experience the true operations and inner workings of their chosen career paths.
Fremont City Council Approves Projects to Receive Keno Funds

Monday, April 30, 2012

Eight community projects will benefit from up to $82,773 in Keno community betterment matching funds. The Fremont City Council approved the projects on Tuesday in accordance with new guidelines that were put in place in January. Keno match requests in the past were considered individually as they were received, but the new guidelines included an April 1 application deadline, and specified 12 local nonprofit organizations eligible to...
Heatlh Information Technology Degree at MCC-Fremont, NE Center

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Metropolitan Community College has received an extension on grant funds for its Health Information Technology program.  The one-year grant extension was approved by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. The grant funds 100 percent of tuition and fees for qualifying students to participate in Metro’s Health Information Technology program.  “This grant allows Nebraska citizens to be able to scale up their skill...
Natura Highlights Fremont, Nebraska

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Did you know that Fremont is featured in Natura Pet Products’ national campaign? “See Beyond the Bag” is all about quality — not only of Natura’s manufacturing processes and natural ingredients, but also the great quality of life right here in Fremont. With the recent state approval of the former Izaak Walton Trap Range site, we look forward to Natura’s continued expansion in our community.
State of Nebraska Awards Home Funding

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

APRIL 25, 2012 (LINCOLN, NEB.)—The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded $239,373 HOME funding to Three Rivers Housing Development Corporation (HDC), a nonprofit Community Housing Development Corporation based in Tekamah, to undertake a Purchase/Rehab/Resale program. Five first-time homeowners earning at or below 80 percent of the median area income and living in Burt, Cuming, Dodge and Washington counties may qualify for as much as...
Natura Step Closer to Expansion, Fremont, Nebraska

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The city council on Tuesday officially accepted a “no further action” letter from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, clearing the way for the city to sell to Natura Pet Products the 23-acre site south of Natura, and an additional 25 acres north of Natura, for future development.
Fremont Technology Park is Ready for Business!

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Fremont Technology Park is an 80-acre shovel-ready site that is owned by the City of Fremont. The city has done a considerable amount of infrastructure development to make the site ideal for a technology related business or data center. The site is an excellent central location just 20 minutes from Omaha, Nebraska and 35 minutes from the Omaha Eppley Airfield. The City of Fremont offers...
Tax Foundation Ranks Nebraska No. 1

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Tax Foundation released its latest study of bottom-line tax liability for businesses in each of the 50 states titled “Location Matters: A Comparative Analysis of State Tax Costs on Business”. The study found that Nebraska was No. 1 overall for newly established operations, and for both new corporate headquarters and new call centers. Nebraska also ranked No. 2 for mature R&D operations, with a...
Langan Showcases Technology Park at AFCOM

Monday, March 19, 2012

FREMONT, NE, March 17, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The sixth largest city in Nebraska is looking for suitors to move into the Fremont Technology Park. The technology park is ideally set up for data centers and technology-related businesses. Pat Langan, Director of the Greater Fremont Development Council, will be showcasing the Fremont Technology Park March 18-22 at the AFCOM Data Center Conference in Las Vegas, NV.
Governor's Letter- Growing Nebraska's Economy

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Growing Nebraska’s Economy By Governor Dave Heineman Article found at www.Governor.Nebraska.gov Here. January 27, 2011 Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We are fortunate in Nebraska to have one of the strongest economies...
Fremont, Nebraska Makes Progress

Monday, January 30, 2012

Behind the scenes work generated key results for the Greater Fremont Development Council in 2011. "This last year was a busy year, but progress has been...
Branding Effort Builds on Fremont's Pathfinders

Friday, January 27, 2012

"The tag line, Nebraska Pathfinders, was carefully chosen as our identifier," Bill Vobejda said during a Rotary Club lunch Friday at the Fremont Golf Club. "It gives homage to our past, but more importantly it defines the direction for our future. "A pathfinder," he explained, "is someone that we see as explorers, discoverers, leaders, innovators, people who create, and they take risks."  
Mayor Writes Fremont, Nebraska Has Momemtum for 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Have you heard about Fremont, Nebraska Pathfinders? I hope so. It's really not a new identity. It fits who we are and where we've been. I think it's a great way to celebrate our history and look toward a promising future. Despite some challenges, we have momentum to keep our city growing. In 2012, let's focus on new business, new housing and new faces in...
Fremont City Official Recognized for Innovative Biosolids Distribution Program

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Service recognized a Fremont city official Thursday for his efforts in instituting a biosolids distribution program with area crop producers. Extension Educator Dave Varner presented the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Dodge County Extension Agriculture Education Programming to Wastewater Plant Superintendent Keith Kontor during a crop production clinic at the Midland University Event Center. "Keith initiated a partnership with the local Extension...
Patriot Award Given to Local Company

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve presented a Patriot Award to Overland Products General Manager Bill Ekeler Thursday. The company, which received a similar award in 2005, was nominated by U.S. Army Reserve Master Sgt. Todd Schueth, an Overland employee for 25 years and soldier for 26 years. The Patriot Award is given to an employer nominated by a service member for their support of...
UP Plans $1 Billion in Upgrades

Monday, January 23, 2012

Union Pacific said Friday it plans to invest $1 billion in railroad projects in Nebraska over the next several years to upgrade the capacity of its network. Jim Young, the CEO of Union Pacific Corp., said he expects the investments to help create at least 1,000 jobs in Nebraska. The company plans to invest the money over about seven years, but the projects could be accelerated if...
Fremont Has Third Lowest Property Tax

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Fremont residents have the third-lowest consolidated property tax rate of all Nebraska's First Class cities in 2011, an informal survey compiled by the City of Norfolk shows. The report lists the consolidated levy for Fremont residents at $1.973428 per $100 of assessed valuation - lower than all first class cities except York ($1.773721) and Columbus ($1.908209).  
Midwest the Best for Data Centers!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Omaha.Com article quotes John Boyd Jr., principal with the Boyd Cos. Inc. of Princeton, N.J.: ..." Nebraska's new Nebraska Innovation Fund, which provides incentives for a wide range of advanced technology businesses including data centers, is an advantage for the state because it specifically aims at high-tech companies. "This is a neat way for companies to access capital directly." "And governors in Iowa and Nebraska are talking...
Downtown Revitalization a Focus for Fremont

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Developing upper level housing in downtown is a top priority. That attitude was clear during a Tuesday night meeting to help craft a downtown revitalization plan, but it's also been a focus in previous downtown revitalization studies.
Dream It! Do It! Workforce Program

Friday, January 13, 2012

A new program in Fremont is hoping to match businesses with future employees. Dan Demuth of Christensen Lumber shared information about the Dream It. Do It....
GFDC Member Makes News!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A couple years ago, Runza sent its general managers to Disney World. It wasn't a vacation. Runza wanted them to go through a Disney training program...
Hero Automotive Making Sales

Monday, January 09, 2012

Hero Automotive LLC is already making sales and the company expects to be fully operational before the end of summer. Xinyu Li, president of the company, hired Cathy Sabata in December as office manager, and began setting up shop at 1145 S. Schneider St. in the former Railworks building.
GFDC Member-Platte Valley- Receives Award

Friday, January 06, 2012

Platte Valley Equipment will receive the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce's 2011 Agricultural Business of the Year award during the Chamber's annual Membership Awards Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Fremont Opera House.
Several Businesses Expand in 2011

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Major expansions at some of Fremont's largest employers took place in 2011. Natura Pet Products completed phase one of a $10 million, 40,000-square-foot expansion over the summer, including construction of a second tower east of the original tower at the plant. The second phase is on track to be commissioned in January.  
Good News! about U.S. HWY 30

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Officials from Fremont and Columbus were thrilled when the director of the Nebraska Department of Roads shared news that could move the U.S. Highway 30 expressway project years closer to reality.  
Mayor wraps up the year with some good news

Friday, December 16, 2011

We're ending the year with many changes intended to make Fremont a great choice for new and expanding businesses. Here are two important developments: * Fremont...
Fremont Companies Now Using Fiber Optics

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Great Plains and American Broadband each announced in October their intentions to run fiber optic lines to the Fremont Technology Park at no cost to the city, and both providers already have the first businesses hooked up....
Work Set To Begin On New Taxiway

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Construction of a new hangar and taxiway extension are expected to start soon at the Fremont Municipal Airport. City Engineer Clark Boschult said the north-south taxiway will be extended 300 feet
Companies Bury Fiberoptic Cable

Thursday, October 13, 2011

American Broadband expects to have fiber optic cable buried as far as Luther Road by the end of the week, weather permitting, and company representatives said some Fremont businesses may be hooked up by the end of the year.
Fremont Recognized for Outstanding Effort

Saturday, October 01, 2011

In recognition and celebration of federal Community Development Week, Nebraska proudly presents the outstanding efforts of one of four of Nebraska’s larger cities: Fremont (pop. 26,397)—The...
Pella Gives Award to Overland

Friday, September 30, 2011

Pella Corp. this week presented its Supplier of the Decade award to Overland Products of Fremont. Kraig Koehler, Pella's manager of corporate supply management, said the...
Diers Ford Lincoln Employees Receive Honors

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Eleven Diers Ford Lincoln employees were honored during a luncheon last week. Mickey Calais, Ford Motor Co., Kansas City region parts and service manager, spoke to...
Fremont's Airport Is Tops In Nebraska

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Fremont Municipal Airport is the state's 2010 General Aviation Airport of the Year. A contingent of Fremont people, including Mayor Scott Getzschman, Airport Advisory Committee member...
GFDC Names New Executive Director

Thursday, September 21, 2017

  The Greater Fremont Development Council (GFDC), an active partner in the Greater Omaha Chamber Economic Development Partnership, has appointed Garry Clark as its next executive...
ExporTech 2017

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Nebraska Manufacturing Extension Partnership, in conjunction with strategic partners is hosting another export acceleration program for manufacturing and technology executives who want to perfect...
FPS Hosts Tour to Career Pathways Institute

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

On May 3rd a group of business leaders and staff from Archbishop Bergan and Fremont Public School joined Mayor Getzschman, GFDC Existing Business Director, Barb Pierce, and...
Entrepreneur Workshop

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Resource Connection for Startups and Small Business Open flyer in browser HERE.   REGISTER HERE An important source of financing for entrepreneurs is the Small Business Administration guaranteed...
Think Local campaign gaining traction

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A recent nationwide survey indicates that cities with active “self-reliance” campaigns, like the Fremont Chamber’s Think Local initiative, see markedly higher retail sales performance. And,...
Nebraska Tourism Passports back in business

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Vincent and Kerstin O'Connor are always ready to welcome travelers to their downtown Fremont antique store. And now through September, they'll probably ask to see your...
GFDC 2014 Annual Report

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Greater Fremont Development Council shares their 2014 Annual Report.  Click Here to view.
Fairfield Inn planned for former hotel site

Thursday, February 05, 2015

A four-story hotel will rise on a portion of the land that once housed the Clarion Inn.https://www.economicgateway.com/mod_news/item/open/id/3763 Lincoln Hotel Group outlined its plans for a 75-room...
Work begins for radio stations' new home

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Dirt work has begun on a building that will house Fremont’s radio stations. Work on a 7,200-square-foot building at Getzschman Centre along 23rd Street is expected...
Let Nebraska help you cultivate innovation

Monday, January 12, 2015

Establishing a culture that encourages innovation in the workplace is arguably one of the most important predictors of long-term business success. Peter Drucker, the man...
We’ve got what it takes to grow businesses

Monday, December 29, 2014

Sustainable economic growth doesn't happen in a vacuum. It requires an array of resources (business friendly climate, skilled workforce, appropriate incentive and financing programs) and...
Small town, big city amenities

Monday, December 22, 2014

Rural living has a number of significant advantages. There’s less traffic, more green space, the cost of living is usually much lower, and the quality...
Businesses grow along rail lines

Monday, December 15, 2014

When seven land speculators claimed Fremont, Nebraska in 1856, the Union Pacific transcontinental railroad figured prominently in their vision for the town. As these “Pathfinders”...
YMCA's Keene Lodge Taking Shape.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

April 23, 2014 8:30 am  •  By Chris Zavadil/Fremont Tribune.  Campers will spend their last summer at the Fremont Family YMCA’s Camp Christian this summer. Jerry Rinne,...
YMCA to Break Ground on New Lodge

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

June 08, 2013 3:30 am  •  By Chris Zavadil/Fremont Tribune.    If all goes well, the Fremont Family YMCA could break ground this fall for the...
Partnership to Benefit Students, Industry

Monday, June 23, 2014

June 23, 2014 7:00 am  •  By Stephen Rickerl/Fremont Tribune.   Work is under way to build a lab that is the result of a public-private partnership...
Ottumwa Following Iowa New Business Trend

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Article By:  Ottumwa Courier   |   Josh Vardaman   OTTUMWA — New businesses are sprouting up in Iowa at a far greater rate than in previous years, according...
Midland U. to make official bid today for Dana campus

Monday, April 08, 2013

Article By World-Herald Bureau   |   Leslie Reed   LINCOLN — Citing “explosive” enrollment growth that has their landlocked Fremont campus bursting at its seams, Midland University officials...
Check Out These Grants for Hiring College Interns

Friday, March 29, 2013

Intern Nebraska Program The Intern Nebraska (InternNE) program connects college students and employers from across the state, providing a unique opportunity for them to co-invest in...
GFDC moves forward through year of transition

Friday, February 01, 2013

Over the past few months, leadership of the Greater Fremont Development Council has been looking forward. “We’re exploring partnerships now that hopefully will benefit our community in future growth,” Ben Siebler told those who gathered Wednesday at the Fremont Golf Club for the organization’s annual meeting. “… We’ve had numerous communications and meetings with different agencies and groups such as the Nebraska Department of Economic Development,...
"Hiring our Heroes” Proving Successful in Nebraska

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

December 12, 2012 by Jonathan Daniels  |  Nebraska Radio Network   The Nebraska Department of Economic Development’s “Hiring our Heroes” partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce...
January 2013 Economic Indicators Report

Monday, January 07, 2013

    January 2013 Economic Indicators Report is available now compliments of the Fremont Area Chamber and Fremont Department of Utilities.
Fremont Commons Project Begins to Take Shape

Thursday, September 20, 2012

September 18, 2012 10:30 am  •  Chris Zavadil/Fremont Tribune The Fremont Planning Commission recommended approval of the preliminary plat and rezoning for the Fremont Commons development...
Fremont Commons Project Makes Progress

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Fremont Planning Commission recommended approval of the preliminary plat and rezoning for the Fremont Commons development Monday, and the first signs of construction might be seen as early as next spring. Plans for the 127-acre development at the southeast corner of the U.S. Highways 30 and 275 interchange were announced by Nelsen Partners Inc. of Austin, Texas, and Scottsdale, Ariz., in April 2011. The preliminary plat...
New Sports Complex is Great for Economic Development

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Dodge County Supervisors approved a $100,000 Fremont and Dodge County Convention and Visitors Bureau grant for The Legacy Group, a nonprofit organization that wants to buy 64 acres of land for a multi-sports complex. The grant will pay the group $50,000 a year over the next two years from the 2 percent hotel tax designated for capital projects. “The initial request is specific to obtaining land, and...
Nebraska Has Improved Economic Rankings.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Senator Charlie Janssen Column of 3/13/12. Last week saw more good news for the state of Nebraska on the success of our new economic development initiatives. The Beacon Hill Institute ranked Nebraska sixth in the nation in their State Competitiveness Report for 2011. The Institute’s report based its rankings of the states by examining state policies in several areas. The overall ranking combines 44 economic indicators in eight...
Nebraska Tax Climate Good for Fremont!

Monday, March 05, 2012

Lincoln Journal Star reports That Nebraska tax climate is tops for new businesses. That's according to the nonpartisan tax research group the Tax Foundation, which Wednesday released its 2012 report on business taxes titled "Location Matters: A Comparative Analysis of State Tax Costs on Business."   Click on Title to read more.
Nebraska targets data Center Projects - Fremont, Nebraska is ready!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Legislature paid particular attention to economic development opportunities in recent days. We also acted to protect our tourism industry and recreational areas. The Revenue Committee had a public hearing on a proposal focused on attracting businesses that have great potential for creating good-paying, high-tech jobs. LB1118 would encourage the development of large data center projects in our state by providing strategic tax incentives. These businesses would...
UP Railroad Exec Committed to Fremont, Nebraska

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Jim Young knows a thing or two about commitments. As chairman, president and chief executive officer of Union Pacific, Young leads the largest railroad in North America that is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. "You have my commitment that we're going to be good partners with you," Young told those who attended the 132nd Annual Banquet of the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce. "We're going to...
Bill Will Extend Nebraska Advantage Act - Good News for Data Center Developers

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Omaha.com reports on LB1118, "which would extend the Nebraska Advantage Act to data centers that cost at least $300 million and create 30 jobs," and LB1043, "which would allow public power districts in Nebraska to use their excess electrical supplies to negotiate cheaper electrical rates for data centers or other new or expanded projects."
KHUB News Talk Radio - 1340AM

Friday, February 03, 2012

Listen to GFDC supporter KHUB/KFMT/KBLR Radio NRG Media, LLC: KHUB News Talk radio 1340AM         KBLR Country          97.3FM KFMT Gold Classic Rock 105.5FM
Omaha.Com reports UP Nebraska projects to hit $1 Billion

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Union Pacific's plan to spend $1 billion on Nebraska rail projects in the next several years could help spark other investments from businesses, Gov. Dave Heineman said Friday. The Omaha-based railroad will distribute the money on projects across the state, ranging from $70 million for track expansions and technology upgrades at North Platte's Bailey Yard to $206 million for a new bridge, crew change buildings and...
GFDC Member- HyVee- Makes News!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Fremont Hy-Vee served free breakfast to more than 700 veterans on Veterans Day 2011. It was a record for the Fremont store and one of...
Fremont Wins Best Water Award

Friday, December 09, 2011

Fremont still has the best tasting water in the state, the third annual Best Drinking Water in Nebraska taste test showed.  
Nebraska Named #2 Best Managed State

Friday, December 02, 2011

'Nebraska Named No. 2 Best Managed State; Omaha Among Happiest U.S. Cities' The Cornhusker State continues its long string of appearances in the top ten of national rankings -- in categories other than collegiate football. In the online publication 24/7 Wall St., Nebraska has been named the No. 2 "best run state" in America. 
Various School Projects Begin To Take Shape

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Construction projects are still going strong at a number of schools in Fremont. Work is being done at Linden Elementary on a new addition that will...
Fremont Wound Center Celebrates Anniversary

Monday, September 12, 2011

Fremont Area Medical Center’s (FAMC) Center for Wound Healing is marking its one year anniversary, and many people have good reason to celebrate. Over the...
Midland Receives Honor for Innovative Partnerships

Saturday, September 10, 2011

(Lincoln, Neb.) Midland University was honored Friday evening by state business leaders with the 2011 Power in the Partnership award. Presented by the Nebraska Diplomats,...
Overland Products marks 50 years

Friday, September 09, 2011

Gas was 27 cents a gallon in 1961, John F. Kennedy moved into the White House, construction began on the Berlin Wall and Howard Pearson...
Fremont Women's Connection to host event

Thursday, September 08, 2011

It's important to make connections. And a new group hopes to help area women make those connections. So on Sept. 15, Fremont Women's Connection will have...
Welcome to a New School Year

Monday, August 01, 2011

Whether you are new to the community or your children have previously attended here, we extend to you a sincere welcome to Fremont Public Schools...
Midland's Rebranding Succeeds

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

When Midland Lutheran College in Fremont used to mail enrollment information to prospective students each fall, many of those who received the orange-and-black envelopes tossed...
Changes Are Happening in Fremont

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Lots of great changes happening in Fremont this month. A few could mean some temporary inconvenience, but you can be sure they'll pay dividends for...
New Metro lab to open for spring quarter

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Students at Metropolitan Community College's Fremont Area Center soon will get the chance to be on the forefront of changes in the medical world. The New...