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Center for Economic Education – University of Nebraska Kearney

We believe that students should develop economic ways of thinking and problem solving that they can use in their lives as consumers, savers, investors, members of the workforce, responsible citizens, and effective participants in a global economy.


The mission of the Center for Economic Education at the University of Nebraska Kearney is to promote high quality teaching of economics and financial literacy in Nebraska through professional development opportunities, academic competitions, and access to resources for teachers of K-12 classes to better serve their school, students, and communities.

Housed in the College of Business and Technology, the UNK center for Economic Education shares over 20 years of UNK’s history. The center was established in 1985 to provide a resource for K-12 teachers wanting to incorporate economics into their curriculum. The general purpose of the center was the promotion of a better understanding of economics and our economic system through an establishment of a curriculum library and workshops to provide training for the teachers.


Today, that general purpose remains, but has evolved to more efficiently interact with the UNK community, be it the UNK students, the city of Kearney, the region of Southwest Nebraska, or a broader, more global community. The mission has expanded to include outreach programs that allow the Center to collaborate with other entities sharing the same passion.

Services Provided


  • Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Research Projects
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education
Contact Information
Alyse Pflanz
1917 West 24th Street
Kearney, NE 68849