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We connect ​entrepreneurs, new businesses, existing businesses, and transitioning businesses to programs and resources that promote growth, sustainability, and success.


When services are streamlined, businesses can spend less time working to overcome challenges and more on their bottom line. ​Our team is ready to connect you to the resources that are available right here in Northeast Nebraska.


Invest Nebraska

Invest Nebraska builds a better future for our state by providing financial and operational assistance to high growth companies, advancing the entrepreneurial economy, and attracting out-of-state capital to Nebraska. Invest Nebraska will consider investing in almost any industry. Companies should leverage technology in their business model or intellectual property. 

Madison Area Chamber of Commerce

The Madison Area Chamber of Commerce works to serve as a voice for the Madison area businesses, create opportunities for our members and provide assistance to new businesses. 


Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC)

The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) provides professional consulting to start-up or existing small, for-profit businesses in Northeast and North Central Nebraska. Some areas of specialization are market research, marketing plans, loan packaging, business plans, strategic planning, financial planning, cash flow budgeting, and capital budgeting. Service is provided on a one-on-one basis and all information is kept confidential.


Nebraska Department of Economic Development (NDED)

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. DED’s programs serve multiple functions: Support communities with development efforts; assist with starting, retaining and expanding businesses; promote the state for business locations and expansions; encourage increased visitations by travelers.

Nebraska Department of Labor

The Nebraska Department of Labor offers hiring resources, worker training, and job posting opportunities to Norfolk area businesses. Their website contains a multitude of resources including labor market information, occupation descriptions and skills, and employment and wage data information. 

Nebraska Enterprise Fund (NEF)
The Nebraska Enterprise Fund envisions a Nebraska where every small and micro business owner has the opportunity and resources to realize their potential.NEF offers loans direct to businesses, and can help fill financing gaps in participation with other lenders or programs.

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD)

NPPD has an economic development program with a full-time staff dedicated to the promotion of sustained economic growth in Nebraska. NPPD’s Economic Development Team partners with NPPD’s retail division and wholesale customers concentrating on positioning communities and regions for economic growth, assisting with the expansion and retention of existing industry, and/or attracting new business.Job growth is one measure of the success of economic development efforts.

Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce

The Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce works to support economic vitality, advocate for local businesses, and provide collaborative growth opportunities for the success of the business community. They serve as the premier resource for the facilitation of business to business connections and networking. This is a place where local business owners can unite.

Norfolk Area Economic Development Council (NAEDC)

The Norfolk Area Economic Development Council office is here to assist your company with its next stage of growth including site and building selection, grant and tax incentives, labor force statistics and other community information. We also work alongside City of Norfolk staff members to assist with zoning inquiries, infrastructure placement and permitting.

Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau
The Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau is here to promote, encourage, and attract visitors to tourism facilities, events, and attractions in Madison County.  They offer marketing services and event promotion for small businesses within the tourism industry.

Northeast Community College

Northeast Community College is your partner for making your business or organization strong and competitive. We provide training and workshops that help you and your employees stay on top of today’s business and industry needs as well as plan for the future. We have access to local, regional, state, national, and international training expertise. Our purpose is to provide high-quality, cost-effective training solutions for our business partners.


Northeast Nebraska Economic

Development District (NENEDD)

NENEDD has resources available 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 expansions. We can also assist with business succession and transition planning.  


Northeast Nebraska Growing Together

A plan outlining the proactive transformation of Northeast Nebraska's regional economy and population growth. At its essence, the plan pairs entrepreneurs with investment capital and students to redesign a workforce that can compete in a knowledge-based economy where the sharing of information is valued more than the means of production.

Procurement Technical Assistance & Contracting (PTAC)

Procurement Technical Assistance (PTAC) is an NBDC program that helps Nebraska business owners sell products and services to government agencies on local, state and federal levels. All basic procurement consulting services are offered at no charge to the business owner.

Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP)
Our Rural Enterprise Assistance Project is committed to strengthening rural communities through small, self-employed business development. We offer four essential services: financing (micro loans), business training, technical assistance, and networking.

United States Department of Agriculture -
Rural Development (USDA)

To support rural regional economic prosperity, USDA Rural Development provides job training and business development opportunities for rural residents, including cooperative business development, community economic development and strategic community planning and faith-based and self-help initiatives. Funding for most of these efforts is administered by USDA Rural Business Programs. Rural Development also offers programs to provide the educational opportunities, training, technical support, and tools for rural residents to start small businesses and to access jobs in agricultural markets, the green economy, and other existing markets, as well as acquire training in vocational and entrepreneurship skills they can use in the marketplace and business sector.

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