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

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.
Couple shopping in produce section.
NCDC's Cindy Houlden discusses the mini grant program and this year's recipients in this article and podcast.
Closed sign on door.
NET News covers the closing of the rural community's only grocery store, and what the future may hold.
Produce section.
Community supported enterprises can assist a community in preparing for successful rural grocery store transitions.

Latest News

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.
Couple shopping in produce section.
NCDC's Cindy Houlden discusses the mini grant program and this year's recipients in this article and podcast.
Closed sign on door.
NET News covers the closing of the rural community's only grocery store, and what the future may hold.
Produce section.
Community supported enterprises can assist a community in preparing for successful rural grocery store transitions.