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Economic Development

In 2010, some movers and shakers took a hard look at Neligh.  They didn’t like what they saw on the horizon and decided to make some changes.  The Grow Neligh Group was formed which implemented the creation of a community vision. Through the visioning process it became evident that this town of 1,600 needed to start looking at the Local Option Municipal Economic Development Act LB 840. In November of 2011 the measure passed. In April 2013, once funds had accumulated, they created the Neligh Economic Development Office with the City of Neligh. We've continued the mission of the Grow Neligh Group. We refuse to let Neligh slip quietly into obscurity.


Two Word Mission Statement: Grow Neligh

Serious Mission Statement: Our mission is to promote business retention and expansion while energizing commercial and residential areas to enhance Neligh’s quality of life.


Neligh Economic Development Office (NEDO) works to develop Neligh, Nebraska as a great place to live and do business. Neligh is positioned to grow substantially but needed some visioning and professional help. Neligh Economic Development Office works hard to fill that gap and give the current businesses the help they need to succeed and is a contact point for those looking to expand/start a business in Neligh. Neligh Economic Development also examines the overall health of the business and community aspects of Neligh, ensuring both are vibrant. NEDO is responsible for marketing Neligh as a progressive and competitive community.


Business Incentives: Neligh Economic Development Office offers a plethora of business incentives to help your business grow.

Business Retention and Expansion: In order to understand the business climate and the needs of Neligh's businesses, the Director of Economic Development engages businesses in retention and expansion visits.

Local Grant Programs:  To better serve the community, the Economic Development Office has established several grant programs that distribute grant funding to areas crucial to Neligh's development.

Economic Development Board

  • Traci Jacobsen - Chairperson
  • Tyler Pedersen – Vice Chairperson
  • Andy Elder 
  • Al Stelling
  • Krista Schindler


  • Lauren Sheridan-Simonsen - Director

Email: lauren@neligh.org
Phone: (402) 887-4447

  •  -Sara Borer -  Assistant Director

Email: edad@neligh.org  
Phone: (402) 887-4447

Contact Us

Email: Lauren@Neligh.org
Phone: (402) 887-4447