City of Cambridge Economic Development

Cambridge Economic Development is here to help the businesses and residents of Cambridge, NE thrive as a community! Abundant with modern enterprise, this progressive community is in southwestern Nebraska with historic U.S. Route 6 & 34 passing through the heart of it.


The spirit of the pioneer is carried on through the visionary citizens of Cambridge. Abundant with modern enterprise, this progressive community has re-awakened the dreams of the early years. Our beautiful small town is in southwestern Nebraska with historic U.S. Route 6 & 34 passing through the heart of it. It’s located in a good hunting and fishing area; boasts top-notch health-care facilities, senior housing, nursing home and services; and has an outstanding school system, six churches, a lively array of restaurants, stores and services, excellent recreational facilities, and an 18-hole golfers’ paradise – all just four hours from Denver and Omaha. We invite you to learn more about our wonderful community!

Cambridge businesses are thriving in our dynamic rural setting. The business climate is strong—showing steady growth during the last two decades. Cambridge is, however, an agricultural community, first and foremost. So the business climate often echoes timing of tough turns in farming and ranching, as in some recent years. That’s why diversification of businesses is important to this small but progressive community, with opportunities presented by technology business development, a 77-acre commercial and residential development area called Harvest Meadows, and a downtown revitalization project well under way. 

The Cambridge Economic Development Board is dedicated to helping businesses in the city succeed and grow. Toward that end, the Board offers a number of opportunities, including new-business incentives, educational opportunities, matching grants for improvements to business facades, and revolving loans to help new or existing local business owners with anything from operating costs to expansion, relocating in the city, or remodeling.

Services Provided

Management Issues

  • Professional / Leadership Development

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Loan Providers

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Environmental Compliance


  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Market Research

Office, Incubator, Accelerator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Office Space
  • Retail Space

Economic and Site Development

  • Environmental Compliance
  • Revitalization

Nonprofit Development

  • Strategic Planning

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Health and Safety Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
Contact Information
Economic Development Director
722 Patterson Street
Cambridge, NE 69022