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:
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
HTC is a strategic partnership between the Nebraska Community Foundation, the Heartland Center for Leadership Development and the RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship.
P.O. Box 83107
Lincoln, NE 68501-3907