Nebraska Cooperative
Development Center

Dedicated to assisting people prosper in rural Nebraska
through all stages of cooperative business development.

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The Nebraska Cooperative Development Center is Nebraska's source for cooperative-based business development. We believe that the cooperative business model has the power to increase the quality of life and economic vitality of rural Nebraska. Since 1999, NCDC has provided education, training and technical assistance to groups interested in working together to meet their needs and reach their goals.

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Our Services

We offer assistance and education to groups exploring the cooperative business model in Nebraska. Our team can assist you with board training, meeting facilitation, community surveys and project management.

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Cooperatives in Nebraska

Learn about different types of cooperatives in Nebraska. From community-owned grocery stores to value-added agriculture ventures, they all fill a unique need in their communities.

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Why Cooperatives?

Whether you are looking to transition your business to employee-ownership, or are seeking a solution to an unmet need in your community, cooperatives can harness the power of working together.

NCDC in the News

Drone shot of main street in small town.
Real estate investment cooperatives are a way to include residents and individuals in the community to take steps to stop dilapidation, create opportunity and realize revitalization success.
People in meeting.
The first question new directors will face is “how should our cooperative be managed?” This leads to two more questions: are we planning to hire a manager? How engaged should the board be in management of the cooperative?
Co-op storefront.
To the average consumer, a cooperative business looks very similar to any other type of corporation. Look more closely and you will likely notice that the store is not run like a typical grocery store.
CSA share box of fresh vegetables.
Decades before HelloFresh or Blue Apron came along, local farmers have been providing customers weekly boxes of seasonal produce, farm products and recipes.

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Drone shot of main street in small town.
Real estate investment cooperatives are a way to include residents and individuals in the community to take steps to stop dilapidation, create opportunity and realize revitalization success.
People in meeting.
The first question new directors will face is “how should our cooperative be managed?” This leads to two more questions: are we planning to hire a manager? How engaged should the board be in management of the cooperative?
Co-op storefront.
To the average consumer, a cooperative business looks very similar to any other type of corporation. Look more closely and you will likely notice that the store is not run like a typical grocery store.
CSA share box of fresh vegetables.
Decades before HelloFresh or Blue Apron came along, local farmers have been providing customers weekly boxes of seasonal produce, farm products and recipes.