Business Tools



Alliance Economic Development Assistance (LB840) The funds from the program will be used to encourage and assist existing local and new qualifying businesses in the creation and retention of jobs. The success of the program will be measured by the number of jobs created and retained for the length of the program.
City of Alliance Economic Development Plan – 2012
LB840 Brochure 2014
Main Street Alliance Facade Grant Program The Façade Improvement Program was developed to provide incentives to downtown business and property owners for making easy, affordable, but noticeable changes to the outside of their buildings. The funds may be used for improvements that comply with the Main Street Guidelines. Types of improvements that the funds may be used for include exterior paint, awnings, signs, and complete façade renovations.
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Facade Grant Application 2013
PREMA REDLG Revolving Loan Fund PREMA (Panhandle Rural Electric Membership Association) has contributed to economic development and business expansion within its service territory. By establishing a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF), PREMA plans to further enhance the economic climate of the area by helping finance projects that lead to the creation of jobs and long-term employment for rural residents, and sustained economic growth in the area.
Rural Development Plan – PREMA
REDLG Application
BBDC Revolving Loan Fund The BBDC Revolving Loan Fund derived its initial revenue from a USDA Rural Development RBEG and provides gap financing for businesses located within Box Butte County.  The intent of the RLF is to provide gap funding to businesses so that they may create full time jobs while increasing the overall economic base of the community.  Any private business which will employ 50 or fewer new employees and has less than $1 million in projected gross revenue is eligible to apply.

Lending Criteria:  Program funds used to finance an applicant loan will not be more than 75% of the total project, with a minimum of $2,500 and/or no greater than $10,000.  Terms of the RLF shall not exceed 5 years.
BBDC RLF Guidelines
BBDC RLF Application

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Tax Increment Financing (TIF) in Nebraska is intended to finance the public costs related to a private development project. TIF provides an avenue to attract private investment in designated redevelopment areas by enabling city governments to dedicate all property tax revenue increases to repay the public investment needed to recruit the development. The City of Alliance has the ability to use TIF to assist a new or expanding business in eligible redevelopment districts.More Information
Blight & Substandard Map
Nebraska Advantage (Nebraska Dept. Economic Dev.) Nebraska Advantage was designed to create a business climate that makes Nebraska the preferred location for starting and growing your business. In this progressive, pro-business tax climate, corporate income and sales taxes are reduced or virtually eliminated. For details on Nebraska Advantage, contact the Nebraska Department of Economic Development at (800) 426-6505 or online here.
Microenterprise Tax Credit The Microenterprise Act provides persons actively involved in microbusinesses a refundable individual income tax credit based on demonstrated growth of their business over two tax years. The Microenterprise Act has $2 million available for each calendar year through December 31, 2015 to provide tax credits to applicants for creating or expanding microbusinesses. The total lifetime tax credits claimed by any one taxpayer and any related person(s) are limited to $10,000. An individual may file another Microenterprise Application after the first two year application period has ended. The individual may claim no more than the difference between the $10,000 lifetime limit and the pending amount previously requested. Details on the program can be found at the Nebraska Department of Revenue here.
Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) REAP is a rural microenterprise lending organization created by the Center for Rural Affairs. Through REAP you can create a business plan, research potential markets and marketing ideas, discuss management issues with experienced business specialists, and apply for a small business loan.

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