DED is a Nebraska state agency focused on community and economic development.
Nebraska Investment Finance Authority
NIFA’s programs provide low-interest rate financing for homeownership, residential rental properties, manufacturing facilities, certain farm property, health care facilities, and wastewater treatment and safe drinking water facilities.
Nebraska Business Development Centers
NBDCs provide management and technical assistance to businesses across Nebraska.
Business related forms and information are available 24 hours a day at this site.
Nebraska Bankers Association – NBA
NBA is a statewide association representing commercial banks and savings and loan institutions in Nebraska.
Nebraska Independent Community Bankers
NICB is a trade association whose members represent independent community banks across Nebraska.
Nebraska Community Foundation
NCF is a private, tax-exempt, non-profit charitable foundation recognized nationally for its innovative approach to community and economic development. NCF works with 1,800 volunteer leaders to build stronger, more prosperous communities across Nebraska.
University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension
The University Extension provides training and technical assistance for businesses across Nebraska.
A program that links businesses with venture capital dollars.
Resource Conservation and Development Districts
RC&Ds work with people in communities to care for and protect their natural resources in a way that will improve the area’s economy, environment, and living standards.
- Loup Basin RC&D (Ord)
- North Central RC&D (Bassett)
- Trailblazer RC&D (Red Cloud)
- Southwest Nebraska RC&D (Cambridge)
- Northeast Nebraska RC&D (Plainview)
AEO is a national trade association that supports the development of strong and effective U.S. microenterprise programs to assist underserved entrepreneurs in starting, stabilizing, and expanding businesses.
SBA maintains and strengthens the Nation’s economy by aiding, counseling, assisting, and protecting the interests of small businesses and by helping families and businesses recover from natural disasters.
USDA is committed to improving the economy and quality of life in RURAL America through federal assistance to rural areas.