The Howells branch of the Homestead Bank, Howells Community Club, and the Village of Howells have been actively promoting business and industrial development in the community. Recent economic development successes in Howells include the start-up of V.O. Enterprise, Maple Creek Seeds, Brester Auto Sales, Little Angels Child Care Center, Delgado’s Taqueria, & Eighty8 Bar & Grill.
Visit the following sites for assistance in economic development:
To learn more about the economic and demographic trends in our community, click the LOIS logo to view our community profile!
This website provides a centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities. Click the logo link for more info!
The Village of Howells is a member of the Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District. NENEDD helps with community planning, housing programs, & business loans. Click the logo, to the right, for more information!
For economic development information in the state of Nebraska, click the logo, to the right, to visit the Nebraska Department of Economic Development!
Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses. Click the logo link for more info!
Click the logo, to the right, to visit the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development website page for information on loan & grant programs for businesses, communities/non-profits, cooperatives, individuals, lenders, services, and developers!
Click the HUD.GOV logo, to visit the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development website for information on home rental assistance, grants, economic development, & more!
Click the E.D.A. logo to visit the U.S. Economic Development Administration website to find out more about funding opportunities, disaster recovery, success stories, and a resource directory!
NEDCO can get you the small business loans you need to help your business to reach its full potential. With NEDCO’s SBA 504 Loan Program, you can get what you need to really grow. Click the logo link for more info!
ImagiNE Nebraska is designed with all businesses in mind. Businesses qualify for incentives by adding full-time equivalent employees (FTE’s) and new investment in Nebraska. To see which level best fits the needs of your business, click the logo link for more info!
When a bank can’t help with dreams of home ownership or growing a business, the Center for Rural Affairs can. We offer coaching and financing to help people become homeowners and to start or grow sustainable businesses. Click the logo link for more info!
The Nebraska Enterprise Fund supports undeserved communities by providing micro and small businesses with access to training, technical assistance and capital. Click the logo link for more info!
The GROW Nebraska® Foundation is an non-proﬁt educational organization that helps small business owners and entrepreneurs get the resources they need to live in ‘Anywhere, NE’ and make a sustainable living. Their mission is to create viable economic development through business training, technical assistance, promotion, and access to markets. Click the logo link for more info!
Invest Nebraska builds a better future for our state by providing financial and operational assistance to high growth companies, advancing the entrepreneurial economy, and attracting out-of-state capital to Nebraska. Click the logo link for more info!
Click the following link for additional community & business incentives. https://opportunity.nebraska.gov/programs/incentives/
Micro-Enterprise Tax credits – http://www.revenue.nebraska.gov/incentiv/microent/microent.html -provide a 20 percent refundable tax credit to micro businesses on increased compensation for employees or increased investment in targeted communities. Applicants may qualify for a maximum of $10,000 for the life of the program. The credit is limited to companies with five or fewer employees at the time the application. Credits are approved on a first in – first out basis with an application process through the Nebraska Department of Revenue.
Nebraska Business Development Centers http://nbdc.unomaha.edu/– NBDC offers business planning, training, valuations, loan packaging, government contracting, and a variety of technical assistance.
Click the following link to visit the Nebraska Public Power District Economic Development website: Nebraska Public Power District Economic Development
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Food Processing Center’s Entrepreneur Assistance Program is designed specifically for entrepreneurs who want to manufacture and market their family’s secret recipe or add value to something they raise.