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Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District (NENEDD)

October 31, 2011

Category: Business Resources, Resource Providers, Programs


The Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District (NENEDD) was created
and recognized by the US Department of Commerce, and the Economic Development Administration (EDA) in 1977. Our main objective is to encourage cooperation between local government officials, community based organizations and the private sector. The mission of NENEDD is to build communities, empower families and advance businesses through the use of a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).

In 2000 the District created its non-profit entity, Northeast Economic Development, Inc. (NED, Inc.). NED, Inc. was created for multiple purposes, all of which have the primary function to assist in community and economic stability of the region.

NENEDD has three departments to assist you:

Community Planning: This department provides assistance to our community members to address community and economic development needs. We conduct need assessments and attitude surveys, identify funding sources, aid in the preparation/administration of grants and loans and prepare environmental reviews for housing, public infrastructure and business development projects.

Housing: Each member of our housing department is a certified Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) administrator. We specialize in offering low-to-moderate income families of Northeast Nebraska ample opportunity to improve their living conditions through one of our three housing programs.
Programs: Down Payment Assistance, Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation, New Construction

Business Loans: In 1994 a business revolving loan program was incorporated into the District using Economic Development Administration grant funds and Nebraska Microenterprise Partnership Funds. These resources enable us to provide the funds needed to fill financial gaps and aid business and industry in expansion and the creation of new job opportunities. We specialize in assisting with business recruitment, retention and expansion meetings. We also coordinate entrepreneurial training programs and financial packaging.

Jeff Christensen
(402) 649-7223 | Phone
jeff@nenedd.org | Email