Community Economic Development

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If your community is looking for the next step in growing local business, that’s where we come in.

How Communities Benefit

The Community Economic Development team helps you see where your community is at and where you can go. From defining and creating an ecosystem where entrepreneurs thrive, to providing research data to create and implement actions that build businesses, we help you magnify the qualities that make your community unique.

Rural Prosperity Nebraska's ECAP (Entrepreneurial Communities Activation Process) program works with Nebraska residents to revitalize their communities through economic growth and development. Through a series of locally-designed surveys, workshops, and projects, RPN Extension educators pair their education and expertise with the needs and values of participating communities to help them strengthen their weaknesses and bolster their strengths. This process is all aimed at increasing communities' capacity to improve the quality of life for their residents.
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Community Economic Development Team Members

Jamie Bright
Rural Prosperity Nebraska Extension Educator
Sandra Barrera-Fuentes
Extension Educator Latino Business Program
Scott Asmus
SourceLink Nebraska Network Builder
Amanda Kowalewski
Extension Educator Northeast Region
Charlotte Narjes
Extension Educator Cooperative Develoment
Shawn Kaskie
Extension Educator North Central Region
Jason Tuller
Extension Educator South Central Region
Marilyn Schlake
Extension Educator Statewide
Rex Nelson
Extension Educator Southeast Region