About Us


HomeTown Competitiveness started in 2002 with a simple goal: Help rural communities build upon the assets they already have.

The founders of the program knew that rural communities already have everything they need to be successful. 10 years after its inception, the benefits of HTC can be seen across Nebraska as small communities are attracting new residents and becoming competitive in the global economy.

HTC’s community development strategy focuses on four pillars:  

  • Developing Local Leadership
  • Increasing Community Philanthropy
  • Energizing Entrepreneurs
  • Engaging Youth 

By building local assets, HTC rekindles residents’ belief in the future of their hometown, leading them to locally driven strategies that bear promise for long-term sustainability in their communities.

HTC has three phases:   

  • Assessing the current state of the four pillars within a community through surveys and focus groups with local residents
  • Working with community leaders to create strategies aimed at developing the four pillars within their town           
  • Implementing and refining these strategies                                                                                                                                          

Learn about how HTC could benefit your hometown by reading about the changes it has helped create in other communities across Nebraska.

If you have questions about HTC and how it can be applied in your community, contact Marcia White at mwhite@nebcommfound.org.

HTC is a strategic partnership between the Nebraska Community Foundation, the Heartland Center for Leadership Development and the RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship.

                   

For even more information, "Like" HTC, the Nebraska Community Foundation, the Heartland Center for Leadership Development and the RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship on Facebook! 




HomeTown Competitiveness
P.O. Box 83107
Lincoln, NE 68501-3907