LOCAL INCENTIVE FUND &

FACILITY DEVELOPMENT

 

Develop a local incentive fund to support the attraction of large livestock shows, trade shows, agricultural expositions, and other events to Grand Island based on their potential economic impact, as well as to ensure existing events/sites are continuously improved and upgraded. Continue to advance the development and utilization of facilities in and around Fonner Park, as well as other unique assets in the community such as the Heartland Public Shooting Park and Husker Harvest Days Site. 

Develop and enhance community assets - infrastructure, facilities, amenities, etc. - 

that appeal to existing and prospective new businesses and workers.

COMMUNITY ASSETS

REDEVELOPMENT OF

VETERANS HOME SITE

 

Work with relevant state and local partners to evaluate a variety of potential uses and redevelopment projects for the Veterans Home site that align with and support community improvement and business development objectives.

ALIGNED IMPLEMENTATION EFFORTS 

 

Work with the City of Grand Island and all relevant partners in the community to align implementation efforts associated with Grow Grand Island and the City's Grander Vision process.

 

AIR SERVICE SUPPORT

 

Support the implementation of Central Nebraska Regional Airport's (CNRA) Capital Improvement Plan and continue to advance the expansion of passenger air service to major markets. 

 

HOUSING & 

NEIGHBORHOODS

 

The Housing Improvement Partnership (HIP) reflects the Grow Grand Community Assets goal of implementing the recommendations of the Community Housing Study for Grand Island to ensure that ample, affordable, and attractive housing is available to meet the diverse needs of existing and potential future residents.  The HIP has been broken into one executive team with three operational pillars; Housing Perseveration, Housing Development and Neighborhood Initiatives.  

 

 

DOWNTOWN REDEVELOPMENT 

 

Support reinvestment in the downtown area by implementing the recommendations of the Grand Island Downtown Redevelopment Study, focusing on the advancement of three catalytic projects identified in the Study: residential conversions, a boutique hotel, and reuse of the Kauffman Plaza/Park.

 

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 

 

Create an early childhood education plan.

 

ARTS & HUMANITIES 

 

Support the awareness, development, and empowerment of

arts and humanities organizations in Hall County.

REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION 

 

Create a regional transportation plan to serve the local communities and beyond.  Provide public transportation for all. 

VULNERABLE POPULATIONS -PROJECT GAIN

 

Provide support for the region’s most vulnerable populations.

 

 

 

CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT & UNDERSTANDING

 

Enhance cultural engagement & understanding.