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Certified Communities

Why Become Certified?

 Certified communities are:

  • Properly identified and documented as ready for economic development opportunities
  • Marketed to business and industry
    (Initial offer to participate in DED’s marketing advertising and trade shows at reduced rate, if possible)
  • Publicly recognized as economic development leaders
  • Eligible to apply for “Downtown Revitalization” competitive funds
    (population less than 20,000)
  • NEDED CDBG ED additional 5 points
  • NIFA Housing Application additional 2 points
  • Potential speculative site investment
  • Beginning in 2011, Communities that receive CDBG Comprehensive Revitalization funds, which is a non-competitive option given every 3 years only to communities over 20,000, must be certified

 For applications and more information click here.

There are currently 38 Nebraska Communities certified, exemplifying economic development readiness.

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ALBION

https://www.boone-county.org

ALLIANCE

https://www.cityofalliance.net/

AUBURN

https://www.auburn.ne.gov/

AURORA

https://www.auroranebraska.com/

BEATRICE

https://www.ngagegroup.org

BELLEVUE

https://www.bellevue.net

CHADRON

https://www.chadron-nebraska.com/

COLUMBUS

https://www.columbusne.us

COZAD

https://www.cozadnebraska.net/

CRETE

https://www.crete-ne.com/

ELWOOD

https://www.elwoodnebraska.com

FALLS CITY

https://www.fallscityedge.com

FREMONT

https://www.fremontne.gov/

GENEVA

https://www.ci.geneva.ne.us/

GERING

https://www.tcdne.org

GOTHENBURG

https://www.ci.gothenburg.ne.us/

GRAND ISLAND

https://www.grandisland.org/

HARTINGTON

https://www.ci.hartington.ne.us/

HASTINGS

https://www.hastingsedc.com/

HOLDREGE

https://phelpscountyne.com/phelps

IMPERIAL

https://www.imperial-ne.com/econdevelopment.htm

KEARNEY

https://www.ci.kearney.ne.us/

LAUREL

https://www.laurelne.com

LEXINGTON

https://www.cityoflex.com/

McCOOK

https://www.mccookne.org/

NEBRASKA CITY

https://www.nebraskacity.com/

NORFOLK

https://www.ci.norfolk.ne.us/

NORTH PLATTE

https://www.nparea.com/

OGALLALA

https://www.ogallala-ne.gov

ORD

https://www.ordnebraska.com/

PLATTSMOUTH

https://www.plattsmouth.org/

SEWARD

https://www.cityofsewardne.com/

SCOTTSBLUFF

https://www.scottsbluff.org/

SCRIBNER

https://www.scribnernebraska.com

SIDNEY

https://www.cityofsidney.org/

SOUTH SIOUX CITY

https://www.southsiouxcity.org/

WAYNE

https://www.waynene.com/

YORK

https://www.yorkdevco.com/

For more information, contact:

Lynn Kohout
Nebraska Department of Economic Development
402-440-2599
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