The Gering city council Monday night approved an L.B. 840 request from NTC Logisitics.
The $100,000 in assistance includes a $65,000 grant to retain 13 employees over the next five years and a $35,000 loan to help with software and training.
Owner Brent Holliday says NTC Logisitics has been in existence for three years and was carved out of the sale of a large portion of NTC Trucking in November. Holliday says NTC Logistics brokers loads, matching trucks with firms trying to move shipments from one destination to another destination. NTC Logisitics then takes a margin of the proceeds from each shipment.
Holliday says NTC logistics now has 14 employees, and hopes to be at the upper level of local pay scale, with some of their employees getting a base salary and a commission for brokering the shipments.
Holliday says NTC Logistics also supplies five trucks and brokers shipments for Twin City Cartage, which employs five drivers, a safety director and a dispatcher.
Councilman Phillip Holliday abstained from voting due to a conflict of interest. NTC logistics hopes to be in a new building being constructed just west of the NTC facility by March.