Central Nebraska Economic Development District

CNEDD provides business, community, and economic development services to the following counties in Central Nebraska: Blaine, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Holt, Keya Paha, Loup, Rock, Sherman, Valley and Wheeler.


The Central Nebraska Economic Development District (CNEDD) is a 14-county regional development organization that provides business and community economic development, along with housing development, assistance. Growing our communities is at the forefront of our mission. CNEDD is recognized as an official Economic Development District by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) since 2003. CNEDD is the largest economic development district with the lowest population density per square mile in Nebraska.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Obtaining Government Funding

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Demographic/Census Data


  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Website Development

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based

Economic and Site Development

  • Environmental Compliance
  • Lease Review
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Startup Classes

Nonprofit Development

  • Funds Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing an Existing Business

Human Resources

  • Retention

Starting a Business

  • Site Location
  • Startup Classes
Contact Information
Judy Petersen
PO Box 201
Chambers, NE 68725