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Nov 14, 2012

Main Street Beatrice
In the summer of 1996, a group of local citizens concerned about the future of the downtown area joined forces to bring the country's most successful community vitalization program to Beatrice. The Beatrice Main Street program supports downtown business growth and revitalization.  They manage a revolving loan fund for businesses in providing low interest loans up to a ten year term for typically loans up to...

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Nov 14, 2012

Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce
The Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce is your partner in building better business in the Beatrice Area. The Chamber is the least expensive employee you'll ever have -- working on issues and opportunities day in and day out, while you are able to focus on your business.

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Nov 02, 2012

Nebraska Advantage Brochure
The Nebraska Advantage Package is Nebraska’s comprehensive economic development incentives that meet the needs of your expanding or relocating business. During the 2012 Legislative session, additional legislation was passed further enhancing Nebraska’s competitive incentives package. LB 1118 creates an additional tier 2 providing additional benefits for large data center projects, in addition to the benefits currently available for other tier 2 projects, for a 10...

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Dec 31, 1969

Nebraska Business Development Center
Through 30+ years of service to the business community in Nebraska and to higher education in Nebraska, the Nebraska Business Development Center has amassed thousands of small victories that together mean a better economy and a better life for all Nebraskans. Beginning with a focus on small businesses through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Development Center program and expanding through technology training, the...

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Dec 31, 1969

NUtech Ventures
Nebraska has assistance programs to help businesses stay competitive and/or find financing.   NUtech Ventures is a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Nebraska with a goal to form collaborative partnerships in which technology is jointly created, developed, and brought to market. NUtech Ventures is a research and development matchmaker helping industrial partners develop innovative products or solve challenging research problems.  Nutech also introduces entrepreneurs and investors to...

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Dec 31, 1969

Nebraska Technical Assistance Center
Nebraska has assistance programs to help businesses stay competitive and/or find financing.   Nebraska Technical Assistance Center offers technical help in process design, productivity, automation, safety and patent investigations.

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Dec 31, 1969

Food Processing Center
Nebraska has assistance programs to help businesses stay competitive and/or find financing.   The University of Nebraska Food Processing Center provides expertise for the food processing industry in manufacturing, technology, marketing and business development.

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Dec 31, 1969

GROW Nebraska
Nebraska has assistance programs to help businesses stay competitive and/or find financing.   GROW Nebraska is a membership based, small business resource organization, that supports entrepreneurs and small businesses through promotion, access to markets and education.  It is their goal to bring Nebraska products and services to the global marketplace.

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Dec 31, 1969

Invest Nebraska
Nebraska has assistance programs to help businesses stay competitive and/or find financing.   Invest Nebraska promotes capital formation for, and provides operating assistance to, high impact entrepreneurs and investors in Nebraska. Invest Nebraska offers two sources of financial assistance. OurVenture Competitions are open to all new and existing businesses located in or willing to locate to Nebraska. If your start-up needs capital check out the Angel Sidecar Fund, Nebraska Innovation Fund,...

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Dec 31, 1969

Nebraska Small Business Collaborative
  Nebraska has assistance programs to help businesses stay competitive and/or find financing.   The Nebraska Small Business Collaborative is a collaboration of experienced microenterprise development providers. The NSBC collaborative provides microenterprise businesses technical assistance and micro-loans in all areas of Nebraska. Direct members of the Collaborative include:                The Center for Rural Affairs – REAP Program provides micro loans and technical assistance to start-up and existing businesses.  REAP is a Community Development Financial Instituion...

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Dec 31, 1969

Nebraska Enterprise Fund
Nebraska Enterprise Fund Website   The Nebraska Enterprise Fund (NEF) was established in 1994 to support programs that serve Nebraska’s small and micro businesses.  NEF is a Certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides capital to businesses and programs. NEF works in participation with lenders to fill financing gaps for businesses.  NEF provides a directory of its program partners on its website, www.nebbiz.org.  NEF is an equal...

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Dec 31, 1969

Small Business Administration
Find out more at sba.gov.

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Dec 31, 1969

Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)
Federal Business Assistance Programs   Small Business Administration   Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) The objectives of the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) are to stimulate technological innovation, help small businesses meet federal government research and development (R&D) needs, encourage participation of minority and disadvantaged persons and increase private-sector commercialization of federal research and development projects.  Grants are provided through eleven federal agencies having research and development budgets of...

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Dec 31, 1969

USDA Business and Cooperative Loan Assistance Programs
USDA Business and Cooperative Loan Assistance Programs   The USDA Rural Development office provides program assistance, including direct or guaranteed loans, grants, technical assistance, research and educational materials. The following links provide further details:     Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan (B&I)Program   Intermediary Relending Program (IRP)   Bio refinery, Renewable Chemical, and Bio-based Product Manufacturing Assistance Program (Section 9003 Loan Guarantees)   Rural Energy for America Program Guaranteed Loan Program (REAP Loans)(Section 9007)   Rural Economic Development Loan And Grant...

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Dec 31, 1969

REAP Program
Our Rural Enterprise Assistance Project is committed to strengthening rual communities through small, self-employed business development. We offer four essential services: financing (micro loans), business training, technical assistance, and networking.     Call on REAP when you are thinking of starting a small business or if you already operate a small business in Nebraska. Through REAP you can create a business plan, research potenital markets and marketing  ideas,...

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Dec 31, 1969

SBA Assists Veterans with Entrepreneurship
SBA Assists Veterans with Entrepreneurship    Learn how SBA is supporting our Veterans through programs to encourage entrepreneurship. 

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Dec 31, 1969

SBA Nebraska District Free Webinar Series
The SBA Nebraska District Office offers a FREE, dynamic workshop designed to win federal government contracts for your small business each third Thursday of the month starting at 8:30 a.m.   Find out: Is this market for you? An overview of selling to local, state and Federal government What to do: Registration on Central Contractor Registration Where and how to find bidding opportunities on the Internet: Learn about Federal Business...

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Dec 31, 1969

Dream !t Do !t
The Nebraska Advanced Manufacturing Coalition's (NAMC) Dream It. Do It. Initiative was created in recognition of the growing skills shortage across the United States.   Dream It. Do It. is reaching out to students, parents, educators and businesses to highlight education paths to obtain skills that lead to good paying careers in manufacturing and related businesses.   To learn more about the Nebraska program see http://www.dreamit-doit.com/nebraska/

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Dec 31, 1969

Nebraska Department of Economic Development
The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) is the official lead economic development agency for Nebraska. Created by the Legislature in 1967, DED’s emphasis is growing and diversifying the state’s “economic base,” bringing new dollars into the state.   The Nebraska Department of Economic Development Mission is: To provide quality leadership and services that enable Nebraska communities, businesses, and people to succeed in a global economy. We are...

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Dec 31, 1969

Nebraska Manufacturing Extension Partnership
The Nebraska Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s (NMEP) sole purpose is to provide small and medium sized manufacturers with the exact tools they need to succeed in the global marketplace. The NMEP works directly with manufacturers, helping them access a national network of more than 2,000 field engineers and manufacturing specialists whose solutions can be tailor-made for each company’s specific needs, ultimately leading to greater productivity, increased...

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Dec 31, 1969

Southeast Nebraska Economic Development District (SEND)
The SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT (SENDD) is a voluntary association of counties and municipalities formed under the Nebraska Interlocal Cooperation Act to identify common problems, their solutions and to provide continuing support for efficient and effective government among its members.   SENDD Membership includes the Counties (and their participating communities) of:  Cass, Fillmore, Gage,  Jefferson,  Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Polk, Richardson, Saline, Saunders, Seward, Thayer, and York.   In order to...

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Dec 31, 1969

Nebraska Department of Labor and Nebraska Works
As the state division of the US Department of Labor the Nebraska Department of Labor website includes job listings, cost of living guides, relocation information, workplace laws and regulations, and so much more.   Go to http://dol.nebraska.gov for more information.  Also see https://neworks.nebraska.gov/ for a complete set of employment tools for job seekers in Nebraska. Search jobs, create resumes, find education and training. Employers can find candidates, post jobs, and search labor...

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Dec 31, 1969

Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Business Development Center - University of Omaha Offers free counseling services to businesses in Nebraska wishing to compete and win contracts with the government. Visit Procurement Technical Assistance Center to learn more about these opportunities as we help businesses sell their goods and services to the government.   Counselors have years of governmental contracting experience in both the government and client roles. From basic contracting questions and registration to advanced...

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Dec 31, 1969

InternNE
The Intern Nebraska (InternNE) program connects college students and employers from across the state, providing a unique opportunity for them to co-invest in the future. Interns gain valuable business experience that will help them in future careers, while successful internships help businesses develop tomorrow’s leaders. Internships create lasting connections between students and the region; more than 50% of interns become full-time employees at their place...

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