City of Atkinson Economic Development

Atkinson’s community and economic development strategy involves building on our strengths to promote our existing industries and the retention of the jobs which support that business. The Atkinson Economic Development LB840 Program offers two options to assist current and new businesses – property improvement grants and low interest business loans.

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The City of Atkinson Economic Development LB840 Program offers two options to assist current and new businesses – property improvement grants and low interest business loans. 

Property Improvement Program:

The City of Atkinson encourages private investment in primarily commercial areas of Atkinson and proposes the utilization of a Property Improvement Program to improve building facades and property lots within Atkinson. Under the improvement program, property owners or tenants are eligible to apply for grants equal to one-half of the cost of such improvements with certain limitations or a low interest loan. These funds are provided to create a positive impact that individual renovations or demolition can have on the overall appearance and image of the community and spur area redevelopment.

Eligible improvements include, but are not limited to: 

  • Replacement or addition of: Awnings, signage, graphics, window display areas, exterior lighting, concrete and/or sidewalk. 

  • Painting (Historical in Nature)

  • Restoration of original architectural features

  • Other improvements which are visible from the street and have a positive impact on the appearance of the building

  • Structure demolition

Low Interest Business Loans

New and current businesses in Atkinson have the opportunity to receive support through the City of Atkinson LB840 Program. A business may apply for a low interest business loan at 2 percent for 50 percent of their project with certain limitations. 

Eligible improvements include, but are not limited to: 

  • Land acquisitions

  • Building acquisitions

  • Building renovations

  • Equipment

  • Business workforce training

  • Working capital/inventory

The proposed yearly budget for LB840 programs is allocated from the Sales Tax Fund of the City of Atkinson.  

Applications for both programs may be downloaded by visiting www.atkinsonne.com/local-incentives. Applications should be submitted to the Atkinson Economic Development Director Amanda Sindelar, P.O. Box 519, Atkinson, NE 68713 or emailed to amanda.sindelar@atkinsonne.com. 

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Forming a Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
Primary Contact
Amanda Sindelar
Address
104 South Main Street
PO Box 519
Atkinson, NE 68713
Phone
(402) 925-5313