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ANNUAL MEETING - November 17th - McCook's Best Western Chief Motel - in cooperation with the Southwest Nebraska Resource Conservation and Development Council. 
For information call 1-866-355-9966
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SW NDN is affiliated with the Partnership for Rural Nebraska and works closely with the USDA's Resource Conservation and Development Council in Southwest Nebraska. (see links below)

Our Mission

The Nebraska Development Network in the Southwest Region, along with other regional groups affiliated with the Partnership for Rural Nebraska, works to connect business and community leaders throughout the region and state with people within organizations, agencies and the private sector who have stepped forward as partners in community and economic growth.
Nebraska is internationally recognized as a leader in economic growth because of the strength of its local communities and the Nebraska spirit that unites people with resources, empowering communities to successfully compete in the global environment.

More than 475 organizational members represent 8,000 individuals within the Network's regional groups. Members include businesses, educational institutions, elected officials, governmental agencies, chambers of commerce, statewide associations, commissions, tribal governments and utilities.

Turn to the Nebraska Development Network for assistance with customized:
Strategic Planning
Resource Development
Technical Assistance
Leadership Development
Economic Development
Business Training
Workshops and Conferences
Business Funding Referrals
Needs Assessment

Network Purpose
The mission of the Corporation is to assist communities through education to succeed in a global economy. The purpose of the Network shall be to create and support throughout Nebraska, community and regional development capacity that:

Recognizes shared local responsibility for shaping the community's and region's economic future;

Generates and focuses public and private resources on effective actions that help communities and business to grow and prosper; and

Encourages public-private partnerships thereby leveraging limited public resources through private investment.

The Network shall be enterprise and resource focused, and community and regionally based, with support from local, regional, state, and federal public and private resources.

Network Objectives
To support communities to initiate and plan their own economic futures by providing them with comprehensive information about the principles of community and economic development.

To provide communities with more accessible, coherent, efficient, and effective services through the cooperative voluntary efforts of its members.

To increase the resources directed towards economic development by building support within communities, volunteerism, cooperation at volunteer level.

To expand the leadership base in communities and to train leaders in the concepts of "entrepreneurial communities" -- strategic planning, community development and effective economic development.

To strive for sustainability with this program by achieving consensus among Network members, state government leaders and communities regarding the economic concepts fundamental to the visions that is the framework of the Network as stated in the purpose statement.

Becoming a Member

Membership in the NEBRASKA DEVELOPMENT NETWORK - SOUTHWEST REGION is open to anyone and any organization or agency who is interested in the growth and development of the communities and economies of the Southwest Region.

Meetings are generally bi-monthly and move from town to town in the region, thus allowing more people to participate closer to home and enabling communities to showcase developments.

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Questions or comments? Get in touch with us at:

Mailing Address:

c/o Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 303
Beaver City, Nebraska 68926

Phone: (308) 268-9966 or (308) 268-9934

LINK to: Partnership for Rural Nebraska

LINK to: Southwest Nebraska Resource Conservation and Development Council