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Community Economic Development – Rural Prosperity Nebraska (RPN) – Southern Panhandle

Rural Prosperity Nebraska harnesses boots-on-the-ground efforts of Nebraska Extension professionals working in six focus areas. Community Economic Development serves as one of the six pillars of focus.


Counties Served: Arthur, Banner, Cheyenne, Deuel, Garden, Keith, Kimball, Morrill, & Scotts Bluff 

To enhance citizen well-being, communities need to grow a vibrant, competitive, and resilient economy. Rural Prosperity Nebraska has an evolving portfolio of tools and programs that can be tailored to a community’s assets and aspirations. The Community Economic Development team works in partnership with community leaders to build a stronger foundation for long-term sustainability and growth. Our goal is to help communities become destinations for new residents, new businesses, and renewed vitality.

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Nebraska Business Issues (Specialty)

Management Issues

  • Professional / Leadership Development

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Demographic/Census Data (Specialty)

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based (Specialty)

Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization

Nonprofit Development

  • Board Development (Specialty)
  • Strategic Planning (Specialty)

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program (Specialty)
  • Student Research Projects (Specialty)
  • Student Marketing Projects (Specialty)
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education (Specialty)

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
Contact Information
Jamie Bright
920 Jackson Street
PO Box 356
Sidney, NE 69162