Stronger Economies Together (SET)

The Nebraska Phase V Region includes:  Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, and Richardson Counties.  The Stronger Economies Together process enables communities and counties in rural America to work together in developing and implementing an economic development blueprint for their multi-county region that strategically builds on the current and emerging economic strengths of that region.

Contacts for more information:

Marilyn Schlake, Nebraska Extension, 402-472-4138 or

Carroll Welte, Nebraska Extension, 402-574-2954 or

Jeff Carpenter, USDA Rural Development, 402-437-5554 or

Lisa Beethe, City of Tecumseh


FINAL SET Documents

Final SET Plan and Goals:

Economic Development Plan 2016-2021

Team Goals:

Cultural Tourism





SET Working Documents:

SET Overview

Civic Engagement Forum Notes – 9-23-15

Session 1 – 10-7-15:

Session 1 Packet

Session 1 – PowerPoint Handout

Session 1 – Notes

Session 2 – 11-4-15:

Target Industry Cluster Analysis

Top 3 Fastest Growing Occupations

Purdue Cluster Designations – 3 Digit NAICS

Session 2 – PowerPoint Handout

Session 2 Notes

Session 3 – 12-2-15:

Agenda – Session 3

Northeast Nebraska – Bridging the Skills Gap Example

Northeast Nebraska – Slides on Skills Gap

Session 3 Notes

Session 4 – 1-6-16

Capitals Quick Chart – 7 Types of Community Capitals

Worksheet – Regional Assets by Community Capital