Niobrara Valley Vineyards Expansion

"Public and private partnerships are often a cornerstone of tourism development in our state and encourage Nebraskans to play a role in regional growth. The CDBG-Tourism Development program has become increasingly competitive over the past several years and has helped fund projects in other Nebraska communities, such as Gothenburg, Hastings and Ogallala. We are anxious to help facilitate similar growth in Cherry County through NVV’s expansion."
Steve Charleston
CDBG Director, Nebraska Department of Economic Development

Cherry County, Nebraska – 3rd Congressional District

Niobrara Valley Vineyards is a family-run business this expansion project will increase the economic and tourism capacity of local entrepreneurs. Expansion is to include new tasting room and event center for larger scale groups. CDBG funds will provide Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility specifically to construct approximately 2,000 ft of walking paths, four resting seats, one camping site, one set of bathrooms, and handicap parking.

There are over 5,000 people a year who currently traffic this area and will be benefited. This project is targeting populations who use mobility devices such as walkers or strollers and disabled individuals. The project, which will benefit Cherry County’s economy through increased tourism opportunities and will provide workforce opportunities for low- to moderate-income persons and the creation of two new jobs.

 To date, funds have been distributed and construction has begun.

CDBG – $385,039 CDBG funds
Private funds – $351,050
Total – $736,089


Steve Charleston 
NE Department of Economic Development [email protected]
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