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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.

Success Stories

CDBG PROGRAM HELPS SMALL COMMUNITY ACHIEVE BIG GOALS

  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...

New Entertainment Venue Draws Tourists To Downtown Ogallala

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...

City Of Albion Invests In Downtown Revitalization

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...

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!

Submission Instructions:

  • Please download and fill out the Success Story Submission Form.
  • Click on the “Share Your Success Story Today” button below! This button will direct you to ShareFile for submission.
  • Upload your completed Success Story Submission Form and any photographs you have!

Have questions about Success Stories?

Amber Helmick

Community Development Week Coordinator

amber.helmick@nebraska.gov  | 402-471-3369