Community Development News

University Establishes Rural Futures Institute

The University of Nebraska's new Rural Futures Institute has great potential to help revitalize rural Nebraska. If it achieves that potential, it may offer a model to other states’ universities for better serving small communities. It could also help reinvigorate the historic mission of land grant universities to help rural people build better lives and stronger communities.

Clean Energy Transmission-It’s a Big Deal!

Clean energy transmission projects aren’t built every day. In fact, they aren’t even built every year. Many rural regions will go five, 10, 15 years between projects.

But clean energy transmission is a big deal. So when a project starts, we pay attention. Especially when the project opens new lands to wind development, helps retire old and dirty coal-fired power plants, and employs workers and manufacturers from communities along the route.


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