Rural

Community Size and Resident Satisfaction

Cornhusker Economics November 15, 2017Community Size and Resident Satisfaction:

Strengthening Quality of Life in Small Towns

Cornhusker Economics October 18, 2017Strengthening Quality of Life in Small Towns

Community Ownership of Essential Businesses in Small Nebraska Towns

Cornhusker Economics August 9, 2017Community Ownership of Essential Businesses in Small Nebraska Towns

The Effect of the Dodd-Frank Act on Non-Metro Cooperative Lenders

Cornhusker Economics July 26, 2017The Effect of the Dodd-Frank Act on Non-Metro Cooperative Lenders

Rural Manufacturing Factors Associated with Plant Survival

Cornhusker Economics May 31, 2017Rural Manufacturing Factors Associated with Plant Survival

Broadband Availability Is Improving - There Is More to Do

Cornhusker Economics April 26, 2017Broadband Availability Is Improving --- There Is More to Do.

Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference

Stronger Economies Together Work in Southeast Nebraska

Cornhusker Economics February 15, 2017Stronger Economies Together Work in Southeast Nebraska


In July 2015, the University embarked on a collaborative project with five southeast Nebraska counties for the purpose of developing an economic development plan for the region. Today, community-led teams are implementing the goals to create their vision:

Retail Sales Patterns and Trends Across Nebraska Counties

Retail Sales Patterns And Trends Across Nebraska Counties And Localities

Nebraskans are doing more of their shopping online, resulting in substantial changes in retail sales patterns.

This report provides an up-to-date assessment of retail patterns and trends for the various size communities as well as the counties of the state. In so doing, we hope this analysis can provide local community leaders, policy makers, and businesses a basis for: 

    Changes in the World of Small Community Banks

    Cornhusker Economics February 1, 2017Changes in the World of Small Community Banks

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