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Community Vitality InitiativeCommunity Vitality Initiative fosters the future of Nebraska

Fosters the Future of Nebraska through:

  • Community-centered capacity building
  • Educational Opportunities that are relevant and research-based
  • Collaborative networks to address opportunities and challenges of rural people and places
  • Collective impact - together we make a difference


October 1 & 2, 2014
Younes Conference Center, Kearney, NE
Broadband Connecting Nebraska Conference is an opportunity for individuals of nearly all occupations:
  • To learn valuable information and skills that will contribute not only to their personal success, but also to the success of their business.
  • Information Technology is embedded in every industry and area of practice from (simply) computers, to computer networks, to the internet to everyday efficiency.
Register Today!

This Conference is not just for IT professionals, it's for all people who want to increase the productivity of their business using technology.

It's not just for IT professionals, it's for people who use IT.

Whether you're looking for ways to improve your market using IT, looking to find your next qualified candidate for a job, or simply aiming to make your business run more efficiently, this conference will undoubtedly provide you with something that will positively affect the future of your business or company.

Leaders from across Nebraska will explore the potential of broadband technologies to promote economic and community growth.

ACA benefitsBusiness and the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is bringing in many changes for business owners, with and without employees. It is important for business owners to stay on top of the changing regulations to meet obligations, as well as know what is ahead.  The Health Care Decision Making website will help business owners develop ACA strategies that best meet their business needs.

BFBL memberships are available

Join other producers across Nebraska who are combining their marketing efforts through a Buy Fresh/Buy Local membership. For a small membership fee, members are listed in a beautiful, professionally designed directory with listings of producers, restaurants, stores, farmers' markets & institutions that sell locally produced food. Check out the BFBL membership page for more benefits.


Entrepreneurship Events

Please check the Nebraska Entrepreneurship Calendar for Upcoming Events!


Other Resources

Community Connections -Building a bridge between youth entrepreneurs and their communities

Broadband Initiative - Planning Internet access for the future

Buy Fresh/Buy Local© - Supporting Local Food Producers

EntrepreneurShip Investigation (ESI) – Education youth, ages 10-19

Nebraska Cooperative Development Center - Education & Technical Assistance for Cooperatives

Food Processing Center - One-Stop Resource for Food Manufacturers

Nebraska SARE Program - Sustainable Education and Assistance for Farming & Ranching

eXtension.org — Entrepreneurs and Their Communities - National eXtension Resources