Community Development Success Stories
Communities across Nebraska benefit from funding through the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. We encourage you to read the following success stories, which demonstrate how funding has revitalized cities, towns and homes and transformed the lives of residents — whether by providing safe, affordable and accessible housing; renewing infrastructure; improving water and wastewater systems; renovating tourism centers or senior facilities; or expanding businesses and growing the workforce—these stories are waiting to be told.
Learn more about Community Development Week
Learn about the history and purpose of Community Development Week, as well as why we celebrate in Nebraska, and how your community can get involved.
Tell us your success stories. Stories are featured in our publications and online.
We know that communities across the state work tirelessly on goals to improve their communities for their citizens. We want to recognize projects that have helped communities accomplish those goals.
City of Plainview Takes Home the 2022 Governor’s Showcase Community Award During Celebration of Community Development Week
Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley visited the city of Plainview yesterday to present local officials and economic developers with the 2022 Governor’s Showcase Community Award. The award is presented to one Nebraska community each year during the annual celebration of...
Funding from the CDBG program helped Utica (population 922) come together to achieve a vision for the future.
SMALL-TOWN GEM ATTRACTING TOURISTS AND SERVING MORE PATRONS THAN EVER THANKS TO CDBG TOURISM DEVELOPMENT GRANT
Thanks to the CDBG program, a historic theater in the town of Gothenburg (population 3,489) is finally accessible to anyone and everyone.
In Norfolk (population 24,424), a CDBG-funded project is attracting visitors from throughout the Midwest.
Downtown revitalization, funded in part by the CDBG program, is helping citizens and local leaders in Cambridge (population 1,143) create a more thriving community. For a town of only 1,143, Cambridge has a little something for everyone — whether you prefer...
BEATRICE SELECTED FOR 2020 GOVERNOR’S SHOWCASE COMMUNITY AWARD IN RECOGNITION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, IMPACTFUL USE OF CDBG FUNDS
Left to right: NGage Executive Director Trevor Lee; Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Angie Bruna; Gage County Supervisor Erich Tiemann; Mayor Stan Wirth; NGage President Andrea Schafer; Mainstreet Beatrice President Danielle Fairbanks; City...
CDBG funding helps local business owners attract new visitors to Ogallala (population 4,573). Nebraskans flock to Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area to enjoy boating, fishing, camping, hunting and water sports. Only a stone’s throw away, the city of Ogallala is the...
CDBG support helps Albion (population 1,561) create a more vibrant commercial district. Just about everywhere you look in downtown Albion, there’s something new to catch your eye — from refreshed business façades and sidewalks to ornamental planters decked out with...
Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley visited Gothenburg today for the inaugural celebration of the “Revitalize The Sun” theater project.
Today, Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation declaring the week of April 22nd-26th as Community Development Week in the state of Nebraska.
Share Your Success Story
Tell us your community success stories. Stories are featured online and within our publications.
We know that communities across the state work tirelessly on goals to improve their communities for their citizens. We want to recognize projects that have helped communities accomplish those goals. We appreciate all that you do for your communities and for the state!
- Please download and fill out the Success Story Submission Form.
- Click on the “Submit Your Success Story” button below! This button will direct you to ShareFile for submission.
- Upload your completed Success Story Submission Form and any photographs you have!
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