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March 17, 2018

Interested in starting a business in the Pender-Thurston area?

Let us help you…

Pender Economic Development; Diann Ballard, Coordinator 

402-922-1652 or email:


Things we can help with:

  • Locating a building or office site
  • Utility contractors, hook ups or assistance with outreach
  • Connecting you with business and financial resources

Nebraska Business Development Center; Loren Kucera, Consultant

402-375-7575 or email:


Things we can help with:

  • Business Planning & Loan Packaging
  • Certified Business Valuations
  • Organizational Development
  • Marketing Strategies

Rural Enterprise Assistance Project; Dena Beck, REAP Loan Specialist

308-528-0060 or email: 


Things we can help with:

  • Financing
  • Business Training
  • Technical Assistance
  • Networking 

We also have a REAP Women’s Business Center – assisting women entrepreneurs. Contact Monica Braun, the director, at 402-643-2673 or email

In addition, there is a REAP Hispanic Business Center – assisting Hispanic entrepreneurs. Contact Juan Sandoval, the director, at 402-371-7786 or email

SCORE - Norfolk; George Phelps, SCORE-Co-Chair

402-316-1818 or email:


Things we can help with:

  • Free Business Advice & Mentoring
  • Industry specific business assistance
  • Assistance in stimulating growth and stability
  • SBA Loan assistance

USDA Rural Development - Norfolk; Bill Sheppard, Specialist

402-371-5350 or email:


Things we can help with:

  • Technical assistance to rural businesses that create jobs and stimulate rural economies.  
  • Rural Development also offers programs to provide the educational opportunities, training, technical support and tools for rural residents to start small businesses.
  • Assist citizens in acquiring training in vocational and entrepreneurship skills they can use in the marketplace and business sector.

Nebraska Department of Economic Development - Lincoln

402-471-3111 or email:


Things we can help with:

  • Business Plan Resources; Counseling; Training
  • Employment Registrations & Jobs Training Grants
  • Business Financing & Grants
  • Taxes & Tax Incentives

Nebraska Enterprise Fund – Oakland;  Jim Reiff, Program Manager

402-685-5500 or email: or


Things we can help with:

  • Providing loans to start up a small business in Nebraska
  • Provide Training/ Technical Assistance/ Loan Services to Micro Businesses

GROW Nebraska – Lincoln;  402-742-3121



Things we can help with:

  • Wholesale assistance
  • Provide Training/ Technology Assistance/ Micro Loans
  • Promotion & Publicity

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