Solid values and morals serve as the foundation for the quality of life evident in this family-centered community.

Economic Development

Mission Statement

The mission of the Scribner Economic Development office is to provide proactive leadership and vision for the City of Scribner that results in perpetuating short and long-term sustainable economic growth through job and business growth, a competitive wage scale, suitable housing, a stable population, and fosters and preserves a high quality of life for all citizens.

Economic Development Coordinator

Email: econdev@scribner-ne.gov

Economic Development Priorities and Strategic Plan

Scribner’s community and economic development priority is to improve the quality of life for our citizens. This involves building on our strengths, promoting our existing businesses, working to retain existing jobs, expanding current businesses, promoting entrepreneurship, and recruiting new businesses. We also need to strengthen our workforce, develop community resources, attract new capital investment, broaden the community’s tax base, and provide local community services needed to maintain a good quality life.

Economic and Demographic Data

A variety of information is available online for the Scribner and Dodge County area.

Available Sites (LOIS):

Scribner Industrial Site
Scribner, NE
10 Acres
Sale Price: $6,575-19,500 per acre
https://app.locationone.com/

Local Incentives

The City of Scribner recognizes that the retention and expansion, along with the attraction of new businesses, is occurring in a very competitive marketplace. In order to make Scribner as competitive as possible, the community must strive to use all financial and human resources available by using federal, state, municipal and private sources.

City Sales Tax—LB840-was approved by Scribner voters in 2009. The Scribner Economic Development Program is funded by the proceeds from a 35 percent of a 1-1/2 (one and one-half) percent local sales and use tax for a period of 15 years. It is estimated that $110,000.00 per year will be generated for the Economic Development Program for an estimated 15-year total of $1,650,000.00. For more information, contact Kathy Lodl, Economic Development Coordinator at (402) 664-3101.

Download Economic Development Plan PDF

Scribner Improvement and Industrial Corporation Revolving Loan Fund – is a local plan for projects located within Scribner. The objectives of the reuse fund are to provide financing for start-up and existing businesses that cannot obtain conventional financing, to attract new business to the area and to create and retain jobs for low to moderate income persons. An application review committee has been created to review applications. For more information, contact Martin Koopman, Scribner Improvement and Industrial President, at 402-664-2461.

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) – The City of Scribner has the ability to use TIF to assist a new or expanding business in order to fund public improvements associated with private developments in “blighted or substandard” areas of the community. This financing captures the projected increase in property tax revenue, which results from the private development. The maximum period on this is 15 years.

Scribner Industrial Park – The Scribner Improvement and Industrial Corporation is negotiable on land pricing for sites located at the Industrial Park.

State Incentives

Nebraska Advantage – 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.

For additional Information view http://www.neded.org

Links to Financing Opportunities

Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District
https://www.nenedd.org/

Nebraska Business Development Center-Wayne
https://www.unomaha.edu/nebraska-business-development-center/about/locations/wayne.php

USDA Rural Development – Norfolk (402) 371-5350
https://www.rd.usda.gov/

Northeast Nebraska Housing Initiative (NEHI), Inc. (Down payment Assistance)
https://www.nenedd.org/

Center for Rural Affairs – REAP (Rural Enterprise Assistance Program)
https://www.cfra.org/reap

Greater Fremont Development Corporation
https://www.fremontecodev.org/

 

For additional information or questions, contact:

Scribner Economic Development Office
530 Main Street, PO Box D
Scribner, NE 68057

Kathy Lodl, Economic Development Coordinator
Office (402) 664-3101
Fax (402) 664-3162
Cell (402) 720-5318

econdev@scribner-ne.gov

Links to Partners and Resources

Bureau of Business Research
https://business.unl.edu/outreach/bureau-of-business-research/

Business Information Center-SCORE – Norfolk Office

Nebraska Public Power District
https://www.nppd.com/

Nebraska Department of Economic Development
https://opportunity.nebraska.gov/

Business Assistance Center

Nebraska Business Development Center
https://www.unomaha.edu/nebraska-business-development-center/index.php

Nebraska Department of Agriculture
http://www.nda.nebraska.gov/

Nebraska Department of Revenue
http://www.revenue.nebraska.gov/

Nebraska Department of Transportation
https://dot.nebraska.gov/

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
http://www.deq.state.ne.us/

Nebraska Economic Developers Association
https://neda1.org/

Nebraska Energy Office
http://www.neo.ne.gov/

Nebraska Environmental Trust
http://www.environmentaltrust.org/

Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (NIFA)
https://www.nifa.org

Nebraska Workforce Development Department of Labor – Norfolk Office
https://dol.nebraska.gov/

Nebraska Rural Development Commission
https://www.rd.usda.gov/ne

Nebraska State Fire Marshal
https://sfm.nebraska.gov/

Nebraska Tourism
https://visitnebraska.com/

Northeast Nebraska RC & D
http://www.nenercd.org/

Small Business Administration (SBA)
https://www.sba.gov/

Social Security Administration
https://www.ssa.gov/

University of Nebraska Center for Applied Innovation
https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/agecon_cari

University of Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship
https://business.unl.edu/outreach/center-for-entrepreneurship/

University of Nebraska Center for Rural Research & Development
https://agecon.unl.edu/topics/rural-innovation

University of Nebraska Food Processing Center
https://fpc.unl.edu/

USDA Rural Financing Programs
https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/

Relocation Information

(Facts Book, Real Estate Agencies, Utilities, Banking Services, Medical Services)

For additional information email econdev@scribner-ne.gov or phone 402-664-3101

Real Estate Listings:

Timber Creek Brokers
https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Scribner_NE

Scribner Real Estate

Swanson Insurance and Real Estate

Don Peterson and Sons
https://www.donpeterson.com

Residential Housing Development:

The Scribner community has several lots available to individuals seeking new construction. Many of these have concrete paving, public electric power and natural gas hook-ups, as well as city water and sewer, and fiber optic cable providing voice services, high-speed internet. Lot values range from $5,000.00 to $7,500 Approximately 8-10 lots are available in the residential area located throughout the city limits. In the previous four years, Scribner has had four new homes constructed and occupied

Utilities

The City of Scribner owns all utilities–water, sewer, electrical and natural gas systems.

Great Plains Communications
High-Speed Internet is available via fiber optic cable throughout the Great Plains Communication service area which encompasses Scribner. Great Plains Communications currently offers high-speed internet with residential and business bundles at discounted rates. Great Plains Communications also contributes to local economic development by investing in infrastructure required to bring today’s leading communications technology to local families and businesses.
https://gpcom.com

Scribner has one Lending Institution for financial assistance

Scribner Bank
https://www.scribnerbank.com

Medical Services

Scribner Medical Clinic, owned and operated by Franciscan Care Services, Inc.
https://fcswp.org/
402-664-3414 or 402-372-2477

St. Francis Memorial Hospital-West Point
https://fcswp.org/

Methodist Fremont Medical Center
https://bestcare.org/methodist-fremont-health

City of Scribner Contact Information

Scribner Mayor and Council Members
Ken Thomas, Mayor
Mike Baumert-Council President
Joe Roberts-Council member
Joe Wolfgram-Council member
Carl “Ernie” Stockamp-Council member

City Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer
Elmer Armstrong
402-664-3231
clerk@scribner-ne.gov

Assistant City Clerk
Mary Boschult
402-664-3231
billing@scribner-ne.gov

City Attorney
Jim McNally

Planning & Zoning Commission
Paul Stockamp (Chairman)

Building Permits:
Tom Henry
Building Inspector
402-664-3231

Economic Development Coordinator
Kathy Lodl
402-664-3101
econdev@scribner-ne.gov

Get In Touch

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Contact

Address:
City of Scribner, Nebraska
530 Main Street,
Scribner, NE 68057

Phone:
402-664-3231

Email:
econdev@scribner-ne.gov

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