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. Cuming County Economic Development (CCED) was established by local municipalities and county governments working together to help support local businesses and agriculture to increase the taxable valuation in hopes to provide opportunities to county residents, address rural depopulation, and to spread the county tax base and reduce property taxes. CCED is funded by an inter-local agreement between Cuming County and its four 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
    • Youth entrepreneur workshop and youth retention program
    • County-wide marketing campaign
    • Host informational workshops for housing, marketing, agricultural and business
Cuming County Economic Development, Inc. (CCED, Inc.), a partner to CCED, received its non-profit status from the IRS in July of 2013. Its mission statement and exempt purpose is to undertake activities to encourage the retention and attraction of businesses in the area to help enhance the county’s economy by focusing on business retention and expansion, people recruitment, business recruitment, community betterment and housing. To view more information about the services we offer, visit www.sweethomecumingcounty.com. 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 Director, NENEBHN Bancroft Stephanie James City Clerk Wisner
Bonnie Vogltance Secretary/Treasurer Cuming County West Point Chet McWhorter Cuming County Public Power District West Point
Doug Steffensmeier Steffensmeier Insurance Beemer Holly Schroeder Prime Stop Wisner
Jon Cerny Superintendent Bancroft-Rosalie Alan Harms Harms Antique Wisner
Tom Goulette City Administrator West Point
Cuming County Economic Development Staff Executive Director: David Branch Email: CCEDdirector@cumingcounty.ne.gov Phone: (402) 372-6001 Project Coordinator: Karsten Schuetze Karsten joined the Economic Development office in April 2019 as the Project Coordinator. Born and raised in West Point, Karsten has a great sense of pride for Cuming County and is excited to be back in the area. He loves making everything fun and exciting in whatever he does whether that be musicals, parade floats at the County Fair, etc. He looks forward to working with Teri to do great things for Cuming County. Email: CCEDassist@cumingcounty.ne.gov Phone: (402) 372-6001


Contact Name: Megan Novak Contact Phone: (402) 648-3332 Contact Email: bancroftne@hotmail.com


Working together to strengthen the pride in our community! Contact : bancroftcommunityclub


Contact Name: Holli Dale Contact Phone: (402) 528-3253 Contact Email: beemerne@gmail.com


Keep up with what's going on in Beemer, Nebraska. This page is to post public events and information about happenings in Beemer. Contact: beemercommunityclub


Contact Name: Tom Goulette Contact Phone: (402) 372-2466 Contact Email: tfgoulette@cableone.net Contact Website: west-point.ne


The mission of the West Point Chamber of Commerce is to aggressively promote economic, educational, and cultural resources of the community to insure the continued growth and prosperity of the West Point area. Contact Name: Tina Bigthe Bi Ndong Contact Phone: (402) 372-2981 Contact Email: info@westpointchamber.com Contact Website:westpointchamber


Contact Name: Al Vacanti, City Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer Contact Phone: (402) 529-6616 Contact Email: citywisner@cableone.net Contact Website: ci.wisner.ne.us


The Wisner Area Chamber of Commerce exists to provide services to the business community of Wisner and the Wisner area and to assist and promote the endeavors of each individual business. Contact Name: Jennifer Cleveland Contact Phone: (402) 649-4200 Contact Email: wisnerchamber@yahoo.com Contact: wisnerchamber  

Highlights of the Nebraska Tax Structure

    • Sales-only formula used to calculate corporate income tax liability
    • No state property tax
    • No inventory tax
    • No personal property tax on intangibles
    • No sales tax on raw materials when used as ingredients or component parts in manufacturing operations
    • No sales tax on sales of energy for processing or manufacturing purposes
    • No sales tax on water used exclusively in manufacturing and processing
    • No sales tax on qualified agricultural machinery and equipment
    • No sales tax on manufacturing machinery, equipment, and related services
    • Sales and use tax refunds are available on qualified air and water pollution control equipment
    • Sales and use tax refunds are available on property qualifying for certain investment incentives
    • Sales and use tax refunds for data center and cloud computing operations
    • Personal property tax exemptions for data center and cloud computing operations
Nebraska's New Generation of Economic Development Incentives The Nebraska Advantage package was designed to create a business climate that makes Nebraska the preferred location for starting and growing your business. The Nebraska Advantage rewards businesses that invest in the state and hire Nebraskans. In this progressive, pro-business tax climate, corporate income and sales taxes are reduced or virtually eliminated. This year, the Nebraska Legislature passed LB895 - the Nebraska Super Advantage - adding Super Tier 6 to the already-competitive incentives package. The Nebraska Advantage package benefits businesses with:
      • Investment credits
      • Wage credits
      • Sales tax refund
      • Customized job training
      • State and local sales tax exemptions for purchases of manufacturing machinery, equipment and related services
      • Research and development tax credits
      • Microenterprise tax credits
      • Inventory tax exemptions
Nebraska also offers:
      • Employees with an unmatched work ethic
      • Central location offering an integrated system of interstates, mainline railroads, and airports
      • Industrial sites and buildings ready for immediate occupancy
      • A 100% public power system – the only state that offers it – providing customers with electrical power at some of the lowest rates in the nation
Related links: Nebraska Dept. of Revenue - Nebraska Advantage Act - http://www.revenue.nebraska.gov/incentiv/neb_adv/312_info.html Nebraska Dept. of Economic Development - Tax Incentives - http://neded.org/business/tax-incentives  
Cuming County has a strong agricultural base with diversified industrial and retail sectors. What does the livestock industry do for Cuming County and its citizens? Pays for a large portion of teachers' salaries and county government In many school districts, livestock producers are a primary source of local tax revenue. The industry also picks up a large tab for county services such as snow removal. Creates jobs for Cuming County and Nebraskans as a whole It's pretty easy to understand how livestock production helps those directly associated with it, such as local veterinarians, local feed dealers or local grain farmers. But the economic activity generated by livestock production also helps local car dealers, grocers, bankers, restaurant owners, doctors and dozens of other local businesses. Encourages opportunities for entrepreneurship Livestock production offers the opportunity for young farmers and ranchers to become entrepreneurs, local business owners committed to the future of their communities. Entrepreneurship of this nature helps build jobs, equity and prosperity for rural Nebraska. Cuming County Ag Facts (2012 USDA census) There are 362,926 acres of farmland within the county. The majority of the land, 86.1%, is used for crop production, 7.3% is designated pasture and 6.6% is used for other purposes. Cuming County ranks #1 in the state for cattle production and #7 for swine production.  

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