Plant Your Roots

DISCOVER the lifestyle in ord & valley county, NE

Pursue Your Passion

learn about career and entrepreneurial opportunities

Play with Purpose

adventure for the young & young at heart

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Live

Plant your roots here and live the good life.

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Work

Pursue your career or entrepreneurial venture. 

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Play

Make a whole lot of memories here.

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Give

Share your time, talent and treasure to support and grow our community.

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Chamber of Commerce

Discover membership benefits, business resources, promotions and events.

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Economic Development

Learn about available sites, business resources and incentives to help start, expand or transition your business.

Explore Ord

We may be biased, but those who live, work, play and give here in Ord and Valley County really are living The Good Life. Here we have welcoming neighborhoods, abundant career opportunities, plenty of spaces to play and fulfilling philanthropic opportunity.

But don’t take our word for it, click the button below to learn more about the lifestyle in Valley County and keep scrolling to read what our community members are saying.

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What Our Community Is Saying

“I knew in my heart there was no other place to call home than coming back to my hometown of Ord. My heart was here.”

Kasi Bodyfield

Pharmacist / Anderson Pharmacy

“This is a great community to raise a family. We have everything a city has to offer, such as medical services and educational opportunities, but on a smaller scale with a slower pace.

JANE JOHN

RETIRED BUSINESS OWNER / LOCAL VOLUNTEER

“I still can’t imagine raising my young children anywhere other than Ord. I look forward to watching them grow and hopefully becoming future members and leaders of this community.”

Camerin Schimenti

Ord Resident

Calendar of Events

From Chamber business events to community festivals, take a look at what’s going on in Valley County.

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Blog

Loup Valley Childhood Initiative Launches Survey

Loup Valley Childhood Initiative Launches Survey

The child care industry impacts local families and growth potential for our community. LVCI is working to build continued support for child care providers and sustainability for our community's child care needs. Your community needs your input. If you live, work or...

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June Chamber Spotlight- Hackel Construction

When you think of someone who works in the construction industry, what are some standard characteristics that come to mind?  Handy? Loves the outdoors? Hardworking?  Where does effective communicator fall on your list of construction...

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VCED Selects Local Leader as New Executive Director

VCED Selects Local Leader as New Executive Director

Valley County Economic Development has announced Becky Ries as the new Executive Director of the county-wide economic development office. Ries assumed her position on May 9.   Ries is a familiar face in Valley County, where she has previously spent 17 years working...

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