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Grand Island, Nebraska — a community with strong ties to our history and an even stronger focus on our future.  Grand Island is the fourth largest city in Nebraska, with an estimated population of 49,989. The community also serves residents in much of rural Nebraska including an area of over 20,000 square miles with an estimated population of over 200,000.  Incorporated in 1872, Grand Island has a rich history reflected today in the stability of the community and the outstanding quality of life for its residents.
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The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to our web site where you’ll find a variety of information about our community, our businesses and industry.
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To address the need for a trained and prepared workforce, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce led a community initiative resulting in the development and creation of the Career Pathways Institute.  A collaborative effort involving Grand Island Public Schools, Central Community College and the business community, the mission of Career Pathways Institute is to prepare motivated learners for career pathways that lead to employment and continued learning.
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Your Grand Island Chamber is proud to be a partner in Grand Island’s growth and prosperity. Your Grand Island Chamber spearheaded efforts to bring the Nebraska State Fair to Grand Island.  New venue, new facilities, and a renewed sense of pride in what Grand Island is.  This is just the beginning.
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The Grand Island Chamber is proud to play an important role in defining what Grand Island is and will become.  The Grand Island Chamber — Direction for Business.

Grow Grand Island. Grow Grand Island is a five-year, holistic business development plan that will analyze Grand Island’s talent pipeline, inter-industry purchases, economic impact analysis, and exports; create a community marketing brand; and guide strategic investment in business and economic development through 2019. Matt Tarleton, Vice President and Program Principal of Market Street, served as the keynote speaker at the event. Mr. Tarleton walked attendees through Grand Island’s new community and economic forecast process; outlining the four-phase process that uses quantitative and qualitative research, including a community survey component. The survey, available at www.surveymonkey.com/s/growgrandisland, will help identify the area’s opportunities, economic, and socioeconomic trends. This data will be used to create an action plan for strategic investment and economic development through business retention and expansion, as well as attracting new businesses to the area. Click here to view the Grand Island Competitive Assessment by Market Street. The plan will be complete November 2014. Additionally, the plan and online survey are available at the project’s website, GrowGrandIsland.com. All residents, employees, and businesses within the Grand Island Metropolitan area are encouraged to participate in the plan and survey process.  Community participation will further assist in gathering valuable stakeholder input, identify core issues facing the community and will help define a consensus vision for the community’s future.

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