LINCOLN — Falls City was honored Tuesday by Gov. Dave Heineman for its economic development successes, which include recently attracting a new $23 million high-speed grain terminal.
The honor came as the governor kicked off recognition of Community Development Week in the state.
Falls City received the Governor's Showcase Community Award for a five-year string of development successes, including a new ballfield complex and revitalization of its Main Street district.
Cozad was an honorable mention award winner for recruiting 100 new jobs to the central Nebraska community. New businesses included a pancake flour mill, an inbound call center and a ceiling tile manufacturer.
The Community Development Block Grant program, administered by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, has helped more than 340 projects in the past five years, providing about $60 million in federal funds combined with $133 million in state, local and private matching funds.
— World-Herald Bureau