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 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
RPN Extension Educator West Region
Sandra Barrera-Fuentes
Latino Education & Engagement Coordinator
Scott Asmus
SourceLink Nebraska Network Builder
Charlotte Narjes
Cooperative Development
Shawn Kaskie
RPN Extension Educator Central Region
Jason Tuller
RPN Extension Educator South Central Region
Marilyn Schlake
RPN Extension Educator Statewide