The South Central Economic Development District (SCEDD) is a consortium of thirteen rural Nebraska counties who see improving rural economies as a regional rather than purely local issue. For these counties, SCEDD is the resource businesses and communities rely on for advice and connections to programs designed to help businesses grow and insure community sustainability.


We are especially interested in helping projects in our region that:

  • Create sustainable communities
  • Make existing businesses stronger
  • Help entrepreneurs get started in business
  • Increase housing opportunities
  • Encourage tourism in the region

If you have ideas, we want to talk. If you have problems, we want to hear from you. If you want expert advice – no matter what the topic – we can point you in the right direction. In addition to a large network of contacts at local, state, and federal agencies, SCEDD can assist with a wide variety of projects and enterprises for businesses and communities.

We think the rural lifestyle we practice here in South Central Nebraska is nothing less than a national treasure, and one well worth saving. So when we help you to live, work, and play in a rural setting, you’re helping us preserve an entire way of life.

South Central Economic Development District, Inc.

401 East Ave, 2nd Floor

P.O. Box 79

Holdrege, NE 68949

Phone: 308.455.4770