Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) – Statewide

The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) is a department of the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha with offices in Omaha, Lincoln, Wayne, Norfolk, Grand Island, Kearney, North Platte, McCook, Scottsbluff and Chadron. Our partners throughout the State include the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Wayne State College and Chadron State College.


The University of Nebraska at Omaha, College of Business Administration (UNO CBA) hosts one of the economic and business outreach centers of the University of Nebraska, the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC). NBDC began as one of eight University Business Development Centers in 1977 and has grown to a platform of services and programs that support business development and growth across Nebraska.

Program areas include:

  • The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of the U.S. Small Business Administration

  • The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of the Defense Logistics Agency

  • The FAST program of the U.S. Small Business Administration

  • The EDA University Center of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NU Connections

  • SourceLink® Nebraska, a statewide SourceLink® Network

NBDC helps strengthen Nebraska businesses for a healthy economy and prosperous communities. NBDC is a statewide program, with 10 office locations across Nebraska. NBDC’s credentialed consultants provide confidential, one-on-one business services to entrepreneurs, established business owners, innovators and economic and community development professionals. The services of NBDC are provided mostly at no charge to the client.

The program is hosted by UNO CBA and supports its academic mission, and that of the other four higher education partners, by employing the talents of graduate and student workers in all programs of NBDC. These students receive applied, experiential learning opportunities, working directly with clients under the supervision and direction of the NBDC consultants. Students learn what it takes to start or grow a business in Nebraska, an experience that supplements their academic pursuits.


U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has partially funded the NBDC Small Business Management and Technical Assistance program since 1977. NBDC is one of 63 small business development centers (SBDC) in the United States and its territories.

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) provides the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, other federal agencies and partner nation armed forces with a full spectrum of logistics, acquisition and technical services. DLA sources and provides nearly all of the consumable items America’s military forces need to operate – from food, fuel and energy to uniforms, medical supplies and construction material. The DLA supports NBDC’s procurement technical assistance program.

College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) provides leadership and funding for the Nebraska Business Development Center. UNO hosts the NBDC state administrative and Omaha consulting center offices and sponsors centers in Scottsbluff, North Platte and McCook.

  • Chadron State College (CSC) hosts the Nebraska SBDC Center.

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) hosts the Nebraska SBDC Center.

  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) hosts the Nebraska SBDC, PTAC, Innovation Centers.

  • Wayne State College (WSC) hosts the Nebraska SBDC Center.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Valuation

Business Planning

  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Forming a Business

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing an Existing Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Equity Funding
  • Obtaining Government Funding
  • Tax Credits
  • Technology Grants

Import and Export Assistance

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Locating Foreign Distributors
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data


  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research

Operations and Logistics

  • Locating Freight Forwarders/Customs Brokers

Regulatory Compliance

  • International Regulatory Compliance

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling


  • International Trade Training
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Trade Education and Training


  • One-on-One Counseling

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • Government and Military Specifications
  • HUB zone Certification
  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Price History
  • Registration Assistance
  • Selling to Foreign Governments and Businesses
  • Subcontracting Opportunities

Business Planning

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development

Legal Services

  • Patent Seminars

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • High Tech Development
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Science/Bioscience Seminars
  • Technology Transfer

Networking Organizations

  • Small Business/General

Starting a Business

  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization


  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
NBDC Information
University of Nebraska Omaha
6708 Pine Street, College of Business Administration, Mammel Hall 200
Omaha, NE 68182