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The Legend of Wayne America

For over 30 years, Wayne America has been synonymous with our community in northeast Nebraska. In 1989, the City of Wayne needed to repaint their primary water tower. A local resident recognized the routine work as an opportunity to help their community stand out, persuaded the City Council to revise the work order, and ensured that the water tower was emblazoned with a new phrase: Wayne America. The phrase has become a calling card for the community, as many residents, businesses, and visitors, as well as Wayne State College (WSC) Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni, identify our community as Wayne America.

Wayne America Inc.

Wayne America, Inc. is the umbrella organization for local economic development, chamber of commerce membership, housing development, and tourism, and was formed via the partnership of the City of Wayne, Wayne County, Wayne Community Housing Development Corporation (WCHDC), and Wayne Area Economic Development, Inc. (WAED).

Wayne America, Inc. serves both the City of Wayne and Wayne County, and is overseen by the employees of the City’s new Department of Economic Development. Taking the lead from our residents, businesses, patrons, and visitors, Wayne America, Inc. has embraced the silhouette of the City's iconic water tower, embedded the Wayne America identity into every facet of its new branding, and will provide progressive and unified resources to enhance Wayne America.

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Vision for Wayne America Inc.

Foster economic development, support chamber membership, improve housing, and attract tourism throughout Wayne County.


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