MEDC director resigns for Custer County position
McCOOK, Neb. — Andrew Ambriz, executive director of the McCook Economic Development Corp. for less than a year, is resigning effective April 27.
The resignation came as a “huge surprise,” said Dennis Berry, president of the MEDC board of directors. Berry said Ambriz is leaving to take a new position at the Custer County (Broken Bow) economic development, to be closer to family.
Ambriz, who with his wife recently welcomed a new baby, was hired in May 2017 as the director, after serving for two months as interim director. Prior to that, he worked as a Rural Futures intern under previous director, Kirk Dixon, after graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor of science degree.
Berry said the search is on for a new MEDC director and encouraged anyone in the community to apply. Advertising will be done locally, across the state and in an economic development magazine.
The MEDC has “many balls in the air” with economic development, he said, including potential retail businesses re-locating here, filling up the business park south of McCook and a possible truck stop.