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The Howells Industrial Development Inc., Howells branch of the Homestead Bank, Howells Community Club, and the Village of Howells have been actively promoting business and industrial development in the community. The Village of Howells as well as Colfax County are members of the Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District.

Howells Industrial Development Inc., is for-profit corporation with 10 stockholders. The authorized capitalization is $100,000 with capital stock paid in totaling $10,000. Howells Industrial Development Inc. recently assisted two local businesses in obtaining Community Development Block Grants in 1997.

The Howells Economic Development Corporation is a nonprofit organization with 10 members. Money is raised as needed.

Recent economic development successes in Howells include the start-up of V.O. Enterprise.

Approximately 40 acres of land in and adjacent to the community are zoned for industry. The price of industrially zoned land ranges from $1,000 to $3,000 per acre. For more information, please contact local real estate agents or the Homestead Bank in Howells, (402) 986-1331.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Food Processing Center's Entrepreneur Assistance Program is designed specifically for entrepreneurs who want to manufacture and market their family's secret recipe or add value to something they raise.  Expand your awareness by visiting http://foodsci.unl.edu/fpc/market/ent.htm

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