Business Retention & Expansion Program

The Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Program creates discussion with existing businesses in Nebraska through personal interviews. These interviews provide important information on the local and state business climate that help shape the state economic development policies and programs.
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Customized Job Training

This program provides employee training assistance to businesses that maintain, expand, and diversify the state’s economic base.
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Enterprise Zones

DED gives preference for various business incentive and grant programs to projects located in whole or in part within a designated enterprise zone.
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Intern Nebraska

The Intern Nebraska program provides grants to businesses and non-profits who want to create new internships in the state.
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LocationOne (LOIS)

Search the DED database for information about sites, buildings, and locations for businesses looking to grow.
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Nebraska Advantage

Nebraska offers incentives, including tax credits, for businesses looking to expand or relocate. Nebraska Advantage is a multi-tiered benefit plan.
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Nebraska Developing Youth Talent Initiative

The Nebraska Developing Youth Talent Initiative (NDYTI) creates collaboration between Nebraska businesses and public schools. The NDYTI exposes students to careers in Manufacturing and Information Technology (IT) to support a youth talent pipeline for these industries in the state.
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Site and Building Development Fund

The Site and Building Development Fund (SBDF) supports projects that help advance business innovation and strengthen workforce recruitment.
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State Trade and Expansion Program (STEP)

The STEP grant helps increase the number of small businesses that export internationally and increases export value for those already doing so.
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