Success stories

Success stories

2021 - GIC awarded $850,000 Rural Work Force Housing grant.

2020 - Housing project on new Avenue J cul-de-sac completes five of six new homes.

2019 - Gothenburg Improvement Company purchased the Baldwin facility in March after the company moved operations to Kearney. Curbtender Inc., headquartered in Cedar Falls, Iowa, took ownership of the building in October and began manufacturing garbage trucks. 

Gothenburg earns All-America City designation from the National Civic League, an effort spearheaded by GIC.

Also in 2019, Gothenburg Early Childhood Learning Coalition hired a community coordinator to facilitate the organization's projects and educate the public. GECLC was formed following many conversations in GIC. 

2018 - Gothenburg city voters approved by a 7:1 margin a new economic development plan (LB840) to broaden the uses of the existing 1/2 percent sales tax. The community also reached the $4.95 million fundraising goal for the YMCA at Gothenburg Health, which opened in April.

2016 - Supported the rebranding of Gothenburg Health (from Gothenburg Memorial Hospital) and the development of a new website ( / Supported a $4M Capital Campaign to build "The Center" (Wellness Center) / Supported the creation of the Gothenburg Early Childhood Learning Coalition and the creation of "Swede Academy" School-Based Preschool

2015 - Supported the development of Gothenburg Public Schools new website (

2014 - The Maschhoff's Recruitment / Pinpoint Communications (gFiber) Recruitment

2009 - Dayton Phoenix Group Recruitment

2008 - Monsanto Water Utilization Learning Center and Breeding Facility Recruitment (Now Bayer)

2007 - 20 year Comprehensive Plan for future development / Gothenburg recognized by Nebraska Department of Economic Development as a Certified Community

2005 - Stone Hearth Estates Living Facility built

1993-1995 - Frito-Lay Recruitment Project

1992 - Community Child Care Center (now Building Blocks) constructed

1991 - Baldwin Filters announces plans to double facility size during construction / GIC creates Housing Corporation

1990 - Baldwin Filters Recruitment Period

1989 - Dawson Area Development (DAD) office opens and hires first director

1986 - Voters approved 1/2 cent sales tax for economic development - 1st in Nebraska

1961 - Gothenburg Improvement Company established