State Funds Come To Columbus Project

COLUMBUS (AP) - Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has awarded a $505,000 grant to the city of Columbus to update and expand a call center. The community development block grant is designed to help Apogee Retail, LLC buy new software and equipment, and renovate a former Walmart store where it will operate. The project is expected to generate 100 new full-time positions. The total project will cost $1.3 million, which includes a company investment and loan from the city.