Resources for Rural Living

Center for Rural Affairs
www.cfra.org/reap
Through the Rural Enterprise Assistance Program (REAP) you can create a business plan, research potential markets and marketing ideas, discuss management issues with experienced business specialists, and apply for a small business loan.
GROW Nebraska
www.GROWNeb.org
GROW Nebraska works to develop market access strategies that will enhance Nebraska’s role nationally and internationally within the entrepreneurial and small business field.
JustThePlaceNebraska.com
www.justtheplacenebraska.com
The website for Phelps County Development Corp. Use the ‘Do Business in Phelps County’ button to access business transfer and startup information and resources in Phelps County.

Merger Place
www.mergerplace.com
Nebraska businesses for sale.

Move Back to Nebraska
www.movebacktonebraska.com/index.htm
MoveBackToNebraska.com is a Web-based service that matches professionals and entrepreneurs, who formerly lived in Nebraska, with employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in Nebraska. Our goal is to bring sharp, talented and enthusiastic people back home to work for and own Nebraska businesses.

Nebraska Business Development Center
www.nbdc.unomaha.edu
Provides consulting services, training, and business start-up assistance to entrepreneurs and small companies in Nebraska. Contact Scott Knapp, consultant: knappse@unk.edu.

Nebraska Department of Agriculture
www.agr.state.ne.us
Market development and promotion, statistics, weights and measures.

Nebraska Department of Economic Development
www.neded.org
A comprehensive resource for community and regional development, as well as business creation, attraction and expansion.

Nebraska Microenterprise Partnership Fund
www.nebbiz.org
A Nebraska statewide fund supporting small and micro-business development.

Nebraska Public Power District
www.nppd.com
Nebraska Public Power District is Nebraska’s largest electric utility.

Nebraska Rural Initiative
http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/rural_initiative/
Sites with information relevant to economic and community development in non-metropolitan Nebraska.

South Central Economic Development District
www.scedd.us
The South Central Economic Development District exists to develop and promote a positive economic climate which supports regional growth in South Central Nebraska.

South Central Public Power District
www.southcentralppd.com
South Central Public Power District has a strong commitment to the economic vitality of its service area, which includes Clay, Webster and Nuckolls counties.

South Platte United Chambers of Commerce
www.spuccne.com
Opportunities and information concerning the South Platte region.

The Business Utility Zone
www.buzgate.org/ne/index.html
Links to free resources and networking opportunities that can help you start and grow your venture in Nebraska.

USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Rural Development
www.usda.gov
Grants and other support for business start-ups.

Alma
www.almacity.com

Arapahoe
www.arapahoe-ne.com

Axtell
www.axtellne.com

Beaver City
beaverchamber@swnebr.net

Benkelman, NE
www.benkelman.org
City of Benkelman and Chamber of Commerce website

Bertrand
www.ci.bertrand.ne.us

Cambridge
www.cambridgene.org

Clay Center
www.ci.clay-center.ne.us

Curtis
www.curtis-ne.com

Eustis
www.ci.eustis.ne.us

Holdrege
www.holdrege.org

Imperial
www.imperial-ne.com

Let’s Build Nebraska
www.letsbuildnebraska.org
This free site exists to increase the capacity, skills and abilities of volunteers and nonprofit staff serving to strengthen our state of Nebraska. We strive to provide up-to-date information, training opportunities and access to experts.

McCook
www.ci.mccook.ne.us

Minden
www.mindenne.org
www.mindennebraska.org

Oxford, NE
www.oxfordnebraska.com/

Phelps County Development Corporation
www.phelpsgov.org

Red Cloud
www.redcloudnebraska.com

Superior
www.ci.superior.ne.us

Move Back to Nebraska
www.movebacktonebraska.com/applicants/index.asp
MoveBackToNebraska.com is a Web-based service that matches professionals and entrepreneurs, who formerly lived in Nebraska, with employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in Nebraska. Our goal is to bring sharp, talented and enthusiastic people back home to work for and own Nebraska businesses.

Nebraska Workforce Development
www.dol.state.ne.us/nwd/
The Department of Labor site to help you find a job in Nebraska.

Adams County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visithastings.com
Adams County tourism events and attractions.

Cottage Inspirations: Cambridge Quilt Shop
www.cottageinspirations.com
Quilt and collectables – great selection of fabrics, patterns, kits and classes. Home decor items including antique furniture, cookbooks and candles.

Golf in Cambridge
wwws.crosscreekgolflinks.com
Cross Creek Golf Links is a championship length 18-hole public golf course. As the longest public golf course in the state at 7,205 yards from the tips, the golf course offers a variety of teeing areas on each hole, wide fairways, and large greens to cater to golfers of all ages and abilities. We hope that you will come and experience Cross Creek!

Harlan County Resevior
www.nwk.usace.army.mil/haco/harlan_home.htm
Official U.S. Army Corps of Engineers site details current lake information.

Highway 6
www.route6nebraska.com
News and events along Highway 6 between Omaha and Imperial.

Nebraska Community Foundation
www.NebraskaHometown.org
You can make the “Good Life” even greater when you give back to your hometown! The Nebraska Community Foundation is helping more than 200 communities help themselves: envision a better future; develop local leadership and talent, inspire charitable giving; and fund community needs and opportunities. Find out how you can invest in the future of your hometown!

Nebraska Department of Tourism
www.visitnebraska.org
Whatever your interests and wherever your travels may take you in this great state, you’ll discover that the possibilities truly are endless.

Nebraska Game and Parks
http://www.ngpc.state.ne.us/
Information about hunting, fishing, camping, state parks and recreation opportunities as well as wildlife information.

Nebraska Game and Parks
www.ngpc.state.ne.us
Official government website.

Nebraska Prairie Museum
www.nebraskaprairie.org
he “Best Kept Secret in Nebraska” The Nebraska Prairie Museum has been referred to as, you guessed it, the “Best Kept Secret in Nebraska”! Look around this web site a little bit, then be sure to come visit the museum to see its incredible collections!

Pioneer Village, Minden, NE
www.pioneervillage.org
Relive America’s Golden Yesterdays. You have to see it to believe it… The largest private collection of Americana anywhere. The Pioneer Village complex comprises 28 buildings on 20 acres housing over 50,000 irreplaceable items of historical value. There’s a Frontier Fort, a real honest-to-goodness Pony Express Station, an Iron Horse, and a home made of sod. There’s a general store and a toy store, chock full of all the goods from yesteryear. And so much more…

Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Educational Foundation
www.willacather.org
Events, activities and site information for the Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial at Red Cloud.

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