The University of Nebraska at Omaha, College of Business Administration (UNO CBA) hosts one of the economic and business outreach centers of the University of Nebraska, the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC). NBDC began as one of eight University Business Development Centers in 1977 and has grown to a platform of services and programs that support business development and growth across Nebraska.
Program areas include:
- The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of the U.S. Small Business Administration
- The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of the Defense Logistics Agency
- The FAST program of the U.S. Small Business Administration
- The EDA University Center of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NU Connections
- SourceLink® Nebraska, a statewide SourceLink® Network
NBDC helps strengthen Nebraska businesses for a healthy economy and prosperous communities. NBDC is a statewide program, with 10 office locations across Nebraska. NBDC’s credentialed consultants provide confidential, one-on-one business services to entrepreneurs, established business owners, innovators and economic and community development professionals. The services of NBDC are provided mostly at no charge to the client.
The program is hosted by UNO CBA and supports its academic mission, and that of the other four higher education partners, by employing the talents of graduate and student workers in all programs of NBDC. These students receive applied, experiential learning opportunities, working directly with clients under the supervision and direction of the NBDC consultants. Students learn what it takes to start or grow a business in Nebraska, an experience that supplements their academic pursuits.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has partially funded the NBDC Small Business Management and Technical Assistance program since 1977. NBDC is one of 63 small business development centers (SBDC) in the United States and its territories.
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) provides the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, other federal agencies and partner nation armed forces with a full spectrum of logistics, acquisition and technical services. DLA sources and provides nearly all of the consumable items America’s military forces need to operate – from food, fuel and energy to uniforms, medical supplies and construction material. The DLA supports NBDC's procurement technical assistance program.