Agricultural Economics Department


Date of this Version



Cornhusker Economics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension, August 28, 2014


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Many rural areas are faced with the challenges of keeping their communities economically and social-ly vibrant in the face of declining populations and the loss of essential community businesses. The Nebraska Cooperative Development Center (NCDC) at UNL is focused on providing direct technical as-sistance to those in rural areas of Nebraska who want to build or preserve a business. The twist in the approach of the NCDC is that all the businesses assisted are developed and organized as multiple-owner businesses, primarily Cooperatives and Lim-ited Liability Companies (LLC). Cooperative own-ership of a business may include a few people or well over 100, depending upon the kind of business created.