Panhandle Area Development District
1620 Broadway Suite E-10,  Scottsbluff, NE  69361     Map
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Business Resource Partners
Resources for businesses in the Panhandle span multiple locations and organizations.  Please see below for the list of business resources in the Panhandle.
Six economic development organizations serve the sub-regions, counties, and communities of the Nebraska Panhandle and Goshen County, WY. These organizations are focused on building the economies of their local communities and have resources to assist businesses, entrepreneurs, address housing, and promote economic development through business retention and expansion.  
Amy Sapp
223 S. Chestnut St., Kimball, NE 69145

Ashley Harpstreith
110 W. 22nd Ave., Torrington, WY 82240
Chelsie Herian
305 Box Butte Ave., Alliance, NE 69301

Local Economic Development Professionals
Western Nebraska Community College
Box Butte Development Corporation 
Box Butte County, NE
Goshen County Economic Development Corporation 
Goshen County, WY 
City of Kimball Department of Economic Development 
Kimball, NE
Nebraska's Northwest Development Corporation
Dawes County, NE
City of Sidney/Cheyenne County 
Economic Development Partnership
Sidney, NE
Twin Cities Development  Association, Inc. 
Scottsbluff/Gering, NE
Deb Cottier
706 W Third Street, Chadron, NE 69337

1115 13th Ave. PO Box 79, Sidney, NE 69162

Sean Overeynder
1620 Broadway, Scottsbluff, NE 69361

Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC)
​Individual Management Consultations, Workshops and Seminars, Business and Financial Planning Analysis, and Special Studies
Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP)
One-on-one technical assistance, Business training, and networking. Two lending programs. 
GROW Nebraska
“Entrepreneurial coaching”, initial consultations, counseling, product evaluation, and market access opportunities
Judy Amoo
Dean of Economic and Community Development 
1601 E. 27th Street, Scottsbluff, NE 69361

  • business and entrepreneurial education
  • computer and technical skills
  • leadership and management training
  • needs assessments
  • customized training
  • continuing professional education and certification
  • grant funding
  • technical assistance
  • adult basic education programs
  • GED testing
  • English as a Second Language programs
  • certified testing
  • distance learning classroom

Services include: 
Locations in Alliance, Scottsbluff, and Sidney
Region Wide Assistance
Loan Fund
Panhandle Area Development District Business Assistance Services
PADD provides gap financing loans for Small Businesses and Economic Development Projects in the region.
PADD is a proud Sponsor of the Nebraska Public Agency Investment Trust (NPAIT
PADD works closely with business assistance and economic development professionals in the Panhandle to connect businesses to the resources they need.  PADD works specifically to provide an Economic Development Loan Fund and to manage regional resources for Social Enterprise.  

If you have any questions regarding our small business services or would like more information, please contact us:
Contact Us
Bryan Venable- Business Resource Manager | 308-633-3741
Interested in a business with a social purpose? 
Check out our Social Enterprise Program 
Social enterprises are businesses whose primary purpose is the common good. They use the methods and disciplines of business and the power of the marketplace to address a social, environmental and human justice need.
Nebraska Department of Labor 
Scottsbluff and Alliance, NE 
Patricia Comfort- Regional Manager
505 A Broadway Suite 300, Scottsbluff, NE 69361