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Gage Area Growth Enterprise (NGage)

218 North 5th Street
Beatrice, NE 68310
P: +1 402-228-5869

Why Gage County/Beatrice, NE?

Beatrice and Gage County, Nebraska invites you to live and work here in the Heart of America!   We want companies looking to grow and develop to move and expand in Gage County.  The Gage Area Growth Enterprise (NGage) serves as the economic development organization for the City of Beatrice and Gage County.   Visit the NGage website for updates and information on our economic development work.

Here's why this is a great place to invest and grow your company here.  Top Ten reasons are:

  • Timely nationwide transportation access via excellent highways and byways into Beatrice/Gage County.
  • Both major rail lines access Gage County.
  • Great quality and abundant water.
  • Gage County has a labor pool of over 200,000 with positive Midwest work ethic.
  • Nebraska ranks ahead of other Midwestern states based on CNBC's 'America's Top States for Business 2014'.
  • Nebraska is a 100% public power state with lower electrical rates. 
  • Abundant and available natural gas.
  • Nation's second lowest cost of living.
  • State and local business incentives available.
  • Sites and buildings available for immediate occupancy. 

Programs and Incentives

We have local economic development incentives and the State of Nebraska also encourages growth and development here with business incentives programs.  Please check out our website to find out more about the incentives offered in Beatrice/Gage County. 

Did You Know?

  • Beatrice and the Gage County area are rich in history of entrepreneurship and innovation and celebrates being the home of Homestead Nat'l Monument of America. "Free Land!" was the cry.
  • Homestead National Monument of America attracts on average over 70,000 visitors annually. Look for the Homestead quarter launched Feb. 10, 2015, part of the America the Beautiful Quarter series.

Data Name Value Percent
Total Population 21,818  
Median Age 44.6  
Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 3,042 19.69%
High School Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 13,807 89.37%
Civilian Labor Force 11,575 66.01%
Median Household Income $50,010  
Median Earnings for Workers $37,189  
Major airports within area + 100 mile radius Lincoln
Regional airports within area + 100 mile radius None
General aviation airports within area + 50 mile radius
Airport Name
Beatrice Muni
Crete Muni
Fairbury Muni
Marysville Muni
Pawnee City Muni
Tecumseh Muni