Business Development Programs

PEDCO's small business development services include:

Online learning courses. Learn about the first steps towards starting a new small business - NOW AVAILABLE.  Courses about operating and expanding an existing business will be available in the future. Online courses can be viewed and purchased on our E-Learning Courses pages.

Small business loans.  PEDCO is in the process of seeking funds to create a small business loan program.  Information will be provided when available.  If you want to be added to our waiting list, please email Judi Meyer.

Advertise on PEDCO's website through our Business Directory.  To be added to the business directory, please email Judi Meyer.

Information about other small business resources:


Small Business Development Centers - Norfolk office:  402-371-7786.  They provide technical assistance and either have loan funds or can refer you to places that do, such as the Small Business Administration (SBA) Microenterprise Loan.

Nebraska Enterprise Fund -, 402-685-5500.  They provide small business loans.

Center for Rural Affairs dba Rural Investment Corp. -, 402-687-2100.  They provide technical assistance and small business loans.

Rural Enterprise Assistance Program (REAP) - 402-870-1521.  They provide technical assistance and small business loans., 308-850-0303.  They provide small business loans and technical assistance.


Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) -  They offer one-on-one counseling that can be done through virtual meetings or phone conference calls; loan application process; or other business issues including distribution, sales, buying, marketing, HR Issues and more.

South Dakota:

South Dakota Small Business Development Center (SBDC) -, (605) 367-5757.  They provide one-on-one, confidential no cost business consulting; assist existing businesses in remaining competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy; research & industry benchmark comparisons; development and improvement of business plans creating a roadmap for the business; financial analysis and projections used to understand current conditions and plan for future expansion.

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