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About SourceLink® Nebraska

SourceLink® Nebraska - Coming Soon!

Since 2018, the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) and the University Nebraska Extension partnered to bring SourceLink® infrastructure to the Nebraska economic development ecosystem. Currently, the University of Nebraska Extension, NBDC and Rural Prosperity Nebraska (RPN) are piloting the University of Nebraska SourceLink® Resource Navigator.

The vision for SourceLink® Nebraska is to create core infrastructure for Nebraska’s entrepreneurial, business, and community development ecosystem. This core infrastructure will increase the transparency of resources available, thus helping to find the right resource at the right time. SourceLink® Nebraska is a statewide platform for businesses and entrepreneurs to find service providers and resources supporting economic and community development in Nebraska. Effectively, SourceLink® Nebraska is a one-stop-shop for entrepreneurial, business, and community development resources that:

  • Increases efficiency and allows for broader statewide strategies to expand entrepreneurial and economic impact.
  • Ensures that resources are transparent and available to all local economic developers and entrepreneurs across Nebraska. SourceLink® Nebraska includes a web-based platform, access is 24-7-365 allowing users to access information at any time and regardless of their distance from the resource.
  • Incorporates the means of tracking effectiveness and mapping the ecosystem to evaluate opportunities for strategic program development. Specifically, SourceLink® Nebraska evaluates the services provided by the partners to determine if there are services that are missing in the ecosystem, which may lead to modifications to more effectively and efficiently meet the needs of entrepreneurs and business owners.
  • Enables tracking inquiries and resource performance, allowing the state to identify pockets of inactivity or other issues. The state will be able to focus development efforts on areas that are not using resources, find resource gaps and address resource performance issues.