Cuming County Economic Development

We are very grateful that you have decided to be a part of the Cuming County business community. Without your business in our communities and county, we would not be in the position we find ourselves in today.

Across the Village of Bancroft, the Village of Beemer, the City of West Point, and the City of Wisner, our communities believe in an effort to ensure economic sustainability and social vitality for the business community as well as the local residents.

The Cuming County Economic Development organization is a county-wide effort to focus on renewing, retaining, and recruiting our businesses, people, and future. Here are a few of the services and programs we provide to all businesses within the participating communities:

      • Business consultation (expansion, job opening advertisement, transition planning, etc.)
      • Business grant-loan support (we will help you find what is available locally and state-wide)
      • Continually update, implement and follow the Cuming County Economic Development strategic plan
      • Creating a non-profit economic development website to help promote and support the Cuming county businesses
      • Youth entrepreneur workshop and youth retention program
      • County-wide marketing campaign
      • Host informational workshops for housing, marketing, agricultural and business


  • Cuming County Economic Development Board

    The Cuming County Economic Development board was formed by each village and city board nominating one individual from their community and the County Board of Supervisors nominating five individuals from throughout the county. The representation is an excellent group of multi-experienced business and community professionals. The current members are:

    Jon Bailey ~ Board Chair ~ Bancroft
    Al Vacanti ~ Board Vice-Chair – Wisner
    Bonnie Vogltance ~ Secretary/Treasurer ~ West Point
    Dr. Jon Cerny ~ Bancroft
    Holly Schroeder ~ Wisner
    Kacie Borchers ~ West Point
    Tom Goulette ~ West Point
    Doug Steffensmeier ~ Beemer
    Chet McWhorter ~ West Point

    Cuming County Economic Development Staff

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    Executive Director:
    Kelly Gentrup
    Phone: (402) 372-6001

    Administrative Assistant
    Carla Kai
    Phone: (402) 372-6001