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Building Attractive Hometowns


In the 21st century, with new technologies and the Internet, more and more people can live and work almost anywhere they want. Today, our community economic development question in Nebraska should be: “why would I want to live and work and raise my family in this community?” Nebraska Community Foundation works with volunteer community leaders in over 250 Nebraska hometowns to answer this question. Dozens of Nebraska hometowns have many more young families living in their communities than they did 10 years ago. Yost will discuss how NCF partners with community leaders to create hometowns where talented young people choose to live, work and raise their families. And he will share several success stories of community building, new economic opportunity and people attraction.