The Aurora Development Corporation is an entity that looks to promote economic development in the Aurora area through strategic investments that encourage or enable existing company expansion and new business recruitment.
The mission of the Aurora Development Corporation (ADC) in cooperation with the Aurora Area Chamber and Development is to improve the economic conditions of Hamilton County by encouraging investment in agriculture, manufacturing, business, housing and community facilities, thus fostering increased employment opportunities.
Industrial and Business Sites
If a developed and properly zoned site is needed by your business, contact the Aurora Development Corporation (ADC). The corporation owns and has for sale industrial and business sites. Some of these sites are fully developed with utilities and roads and others are partially developed with such utilities and improvements as may be required for your particular business. These developed and undeveloped sites are made available to your business at a reasonable cost. In addition the Aurora Area Chamber and Development office maintains an inventory of privately owned buildings and sites which are available from time to time for lease or purchase.
If a building space is needed for your business, the Aurora Development Corporation may act as a facilitator to accomplish your objectives. For a qualified business, the corporation will construct a building and lease it, lease it with an option to purchase or sell it at a reasonable cost. As an alternative the corporation may be able to act as a conduit for certain types of building financing for a qualified business.
The Aurora Development Corporation may be able to assist your business as a conduit or a facilitator for the arrangement of industrial bonds, community development block grants, small business loans and other governmental programs. The ADC representatives maintain constant contact with various levels of government and education including the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, the Nebraska Technical Assistance Center, The research and Development Authority, the Nebraska Job Service, the Nebraska Department of Roads, the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Nebraska state colleges and community colleges. These contacts and relationships may be valuable to your business if any of these entities have services or potential services which meet your needs.
Labor Availability and Job Training
If job training is important to your business, the Aurora Development Corporation may be able to facilitate your company’s participation in job training programs or funding for job training programs. In addition the corporation may be able to arrange for special training programs through the community college or other educational institutions.
The Business Community’s Representative
The ADC, in cooperation with the Aurora Area Chamber and Development, continuously acts as the voice of the business community with our congressional delegation, state legislators, federal and state agencies, county commissioners, city councils, zoning boards and other similar entities. When your business or industry has an appropriate request before these bodies, the ADC will make every effort to support your specific interest to those elected and appointed officials at all levels of government.
Community Public Relations
The ADC is active in the sponsorship and organization of industry days recognizing industry in our community, ground breaking ceremonies, open houses and other similar events for the purpose of enhancing the image of industry and business in our community. The philosophy of the ADC is that it is important that the good performance of our industry and business is properly and publicly recognized.
Business Advisory Teams
A team of business executives representing a variety of talent and expertise will volunteer their time to meet with and advise anyone thinking about going into business or experiencing a business problem. You may want a second opinion or possibly some advice on a business problem or idea. You may just want to brainstorm on a new marketing idea or may need some information for required reports. A small business advisory team can assist you with your current needs and/or concerns. The service is free and there is no obligation. The team will offer suggestions according to each individual’s particular situation or need. Depending on the business’s request, a team of two or more members will be selected to work with you. All information and discussions are kept strictly confidential.
Seminars and Workshops
Informative, “how to“, seminars and workshops are scheduled periodically by ADC in conjunction with the Aurora Area Chamber and Development to give our industries and businesses the tools and information helpful in making decisions.
Where To Go To Get Help
If you or your business needs assistance in one of these areas, you should contact the office of the Aurora Area Chamber and Development or contact one of the board of directors of the ADC.
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