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Nebraska Department of Economic Development | Sponsor Highlight

Updated: Apr 27, 2023

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) is focused on growing Nebraska by pursuing economic opportunities, promoting strong communities, and working to make Nebraska the best place to live. The Nebraska Department of Economic Development is a Statewide Sponsor of The Combine Incubator, an AgTech startup program.

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development was founded in 1967 and since then has been focused on providing new opportunities for our growing state. DED works to bring new people, businesses, and dollars into the state. By growing and diversifying the state's economic base, they are providing Nebraska's communities, businesses, and people with the ability to succeed in the global economy. The functions of the DED include:

  • Support communities with development efforts.

  • Assist with starting, retaining, and expanding businesses.

  • Promote the state for business locations and expansions.

The mission of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development is to equip and assist you in developing your community and capitalizing on economic development opportunities. Their grant programs are designed to help remove barriers in starting, retaining, and expanding Nebraska based businesses. They are proud to partner with businesses and help provide training for employees and funding doe site and product development. However, businesses aren't their only focus. They believe that living here is just as important as working here. Their community initiatives work to improve living environments, offer affordable housing, and provide funding.

Why Nebraska? Well, it’s the Good Life – for you and your business. Nebraska is uniquely postitioned with both the capacity and capability to support businesses of any size. The Nebraska Department of Economic Development is working towards building something greater with their specialized programs designed to help you succeed.


What is The Combine?

Invest Nebraska's Combine Incubator is a statewide initiative focused on supporting high-growth agri-food entrepreneurs through mentoring, commercialization support, physical incubation space on Nebraska's Innovation Campus, and a network of helping farmers and ranchers across the state. Invest Nebraska is a private, non-profit statewide venture development organization focused on high-growth companies in Nebraska and growing the state's entrepreneurial economy. Invest Nebraska works directly with entrepreneurs, researchers, and companies to help commercialize their technologies, launch and grow new businesses, and access needed capital.

Thank You To All of The Combine's Generous Sponsors:


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