"OUR MISSION IS TO SUSTAIN AND GROW THE COUNTY'S ECONOMIC AND OUTSTANDING QUALITY OF LIFE, BY PROVIDING LEADERSHIP AND RESOURCE FOR BUSINESS CREATION, EXPANSION, RETENTION, NEW BUSINESS RECRUITMENT AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT."
Pierce County is ranked #1 in the areas of
Quality of Life
Economic Opportunity and Diversity
Why Pierce County?
Pierce County is a special place. We're progressive but focused on families. We are growing and making our communities even stronger for future generations.
Whether you want to return to Nebraska or are considering a move here for the first time, we invite you to get to know Pierce County. It's special, just like you. In addition to our Quality of Life, Economic Growth and Diversity, Education and Skill and Growth videos, our community tabs also feature videos that highlight Pierce, Plainview and Osmond.
Located in Northeast Nebraska, Pierce County offers a labor force of 4,200- with thousands more within 15 minutes of any direction. 95% percent of the workforce has a high school diploma, 23% have associates or bachelor's degrees.
With a solid agriculture base, Pierce County is full of hardworking individuals ready to lend a helping hand. These characteristics are seen in the workplace, schools, churches and on our city streets.
Pierce County is part of the North 81 Region which was ranked 1st among its peers in the areas of Growth, Economic Opportunity and Diversity, Education and Skill and Quality of Life according to the 2019 Nebraska Thriving Index. The North 81 Region also ranks 2nd for Demographic Growth and Renewal and Social Capital.
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In the spring of 2012, the communities of Plainview, Pierce, Osmond and Hadar came together in a meeting with commissioner Jim Maas in Osmond to discuss the future of economic development in Pierce County.
In July of 2012, with funding provided by Pierce County, the Pierce County Economic Development Corporation (PCED) was formed.
In August 2020 the Pierce County Economic Development Corporation was dissolved. The PCED board signed an inter-local agreement with Pierce County. This action created a new office, Pierce County Economic Development. PCED is now a county office.
With the intent to unite the communities to serve economic growth across the county, our board of directors and the Pierce County Commissioners work closely to assist area municipalities, employers and entrepreneurs.
Our strategic goals include: housing development, business development, community planning and the promotion of Pierce County Nebraska.
Director of Economic Development
Board of Directors
Josh Sirek, Pierce, President
Bob Wehrer, Hadar, Vice Chair
Chad Anderson, Pierce, Secretary
Kelly Hodson, Osmond
Jim Schmit, Osmond
Shannon Stuchlik, Pierce
111 West Court Street
Pierce, NE 68767
Our Economic Development Partners and Resources
University of Nebraska Rural Futures Institute
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What can we do for you
Pierce County Economic Development is located at the Pierce County Courthouse and is funded by Pierce County and individual communities. PCED was created to assist the County in all Economic Development and Community Planning activities. These activities include business attraction and retention, downtown revitalization, population growth, housing, technical assistance and grant writing services.
Let's partner to grow your business and strengthen our communities. Whether you're starting your first business, looking to expand, or just want to find the right site for a new facility let us assist you with one of the most important business decisions you can make!
Assistance is available in the following areas:
- Business Plan Development and writing (including pro forma)
- Connections and referrals to local resource providers
- Workforce and Workforce Development
- Workforce Training
- Low-Interest Loans
- Non-Traditional Financing
- Consultation on business incentives
- Information on available buildings and sites
- Government agency and private sector service provider
- Export and Import assistance
- Customized business information
- Economic profiles and trends
- Demographic profiles and data
- Labor force data
- Major employer listings
- Finding employees through local / state resources
- Quality of life information including educational, recreational and cultural amenities
- Technical assistance to all new, emerging and existing businesses
Susan Norris, Director
111 W. Court Street Pierce, NE 68767
Pierce Economic Development
is your business information, community planning and financing resource.
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Pierce County Economic Development
Phone: (402) 992-2535 | Email: email@example.com