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 Director


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 work 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

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 Elizabeth Valla, Economic Development Director 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

Links to Financing Opportunities

Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District

Nebraska Business Development Center-Wayne

USDA Rural Development – Norfolk (402) 371-5350

Northeast Nebraska Housing Initiative (NEHI), Inc. (Down payment Assistance)

Center for Rural Affairs – REAP (Rural Enterprise Assistance Program)

Greater Fremont Development Corporation

For additional information or questions, contact:

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

Economic Development Director
Office (402) 664-3101
Fax (402) 664-3162
Cell (402) 719-8589

Links to Partners and Resources

Bureau of Business Research

Business Information Center-SCORE – Norfolk Office

Nebraska Public Power District

Nebraska Department of Economic Development

Business Assistance Center

Nebraska Business Development Center

Nebraska Department of Agriculture

Nebraska Department of Revenue

Nebraska Department of Transportation

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality

Nebraska Economic Developers Association

Nebraska Energy Office

Nebraska Environmental Trust

Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (NIFA)

Nebraska Workforce Development Department of Labor – Norfolk Office

Nebraska Rural Development Commission

Nebraska State Fire Marshal

Nebraska Tourism

Northeast Nebraska RC & D

Small Business Administration (SBA)

Social Security Administration

University of Nebraska Center for Applied Innovation

University of Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship

University of Nebraska Center for Rural Research & Development

University of Nebraska Food Processing Center

USDA Rural Financing Programs

Relocation Information

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

For additional information email or phone 402-664-3101

Real Estate Listings

Timber Creek Brokers

Scribner Real Estate

Swanson Insurance and Real Estate

Don Peterson and Associates

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


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.

Scribner has one Lending Institution for financial assistance

Scribner Bank

Medical Services

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

St. Francis Memorial Hospital-West Point

Methodist Fremont Medical Center

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


Assistant City Clerk
Mary Boschult


City Attorney
Jim McNally


Planning & Zoning Commission
Paul Stockamp (Chairman)


Building Permits:
Tom Henry
Building Inspector


Economic Development Director
Elizabeth Valla

Get In Touch

Where we are


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



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