Community Checklist for Economic Development
Download this community checklist to prepare for economic development opportunities in community development, targeting industries, business retention and expansion, business recruitment and start-up, affordable housing development, and tourism development.
NCIP Leadership Development Challenge
The NCIP Leadership Development Challenge offers curriculum to help communities build on their current leadership and volunteerism levels. Materials include a community-based leadership module; a community analysis/planning module; case studies focused on economic development, housing, health, education, and government; and a capstone project for each community that’s submitted to DED and evaluated for potential implementation funding.
Economic Development Certified Community
The Nebraska Economic Development Certified Communities certification signals a community's dedication, leadership, and vision for growing and attracting new jobs and people.
Nebraska Community Improvement Program
NCIP recognizes the leadership, community and economic development efforts of Nebraska's communities and multi-communities. These communities organize to plan their future, set goals, determine priorities and implement project action plans.
Community Development Assistance Act
CDAA encourages financial support by businesses to community betterment organizations in their efforts to implement community service and development projects in chronic economically distressed areas.
Community Development Block Grant
The CDBG program provides Nebraskans with safe, affordable and accessible housing and infrastructure; and quality jobs and investment through financing new and expanding businesses.
The Nebraska Department of Economic Development assists communities and regions through a local industry targeting process to select economic growth targets that make sense for the area.
Building Entrepreneurial Communities Act
BECA provides grants to rural communities to implement collaborative projects addressing issues related to chronic economic distress, unemployment, lower-than-average per capita income and severe population loss.
Tourism Assessment Resource Growth Evaluation Team
The TARGET program helps Nebraska’s rural communities celebrate strengths, improve weaknesses, and reach tourism potentials.
2000-2008 Planning Consultants
A list of Planning Consultants for CDBG Projects years 2000-2008