NGage receives NPPD grant, tours SCC Academic Excellence Center

BEATRICE – Gage Area Growth Enterprise has formally accepted a grant from Nebraska Public Power District. 

The $20,000 grant will be used to defray costs of creating a site survey and plan for property at the northwest edge of Beatrice.  A next step will be to settle contract details with a consulting firm that will do the survey and plan. The economic development group known as NGage secured an option on a 260-acre site, as it works to attract companies to the area. 

The NGage Board held their monthly meeting Thursday at the new Southeast Community College Academic Excellence Center.   Board members were given a tour of the facility by SCC Beatrice Campus Director, Bob Morgan. 

The college has been the scene of significant facility development in recent years, with a new residence hall, dining facility, the Academic Excellence Center and renovation of a building for use in the school’s agriculture program.   Plans are to add another facility to locate the college’s John Deere tech program at the campus.  Two older, original campus buildings, are set to be demolished this summer…..Adams and Jackson Halls.