Training, Education and Resources

Training, Education and Resources

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Lincoln continually ranks as one of the best places to do business in America. With low business costs, a strong workforce, and robust business climate, many Lincoln business leaders will tell you it’s hard to fail in Lincoln.

Training, Education & Resources

AIM Institute

The AIM Institute is a not-for-profit membership organization that provides entrepreneurship and information technology leadership to Nebraska and the surrounding region. AIM provides a range of services and programs to build individual and organizational capacity in effectively applying IT to business development, workforce recruitment and career development. AIM’s signature annual event is Infotec. IT professionals, business leaders, in-the-know educators and savvy entrepreneurs attend Infotec because it’s the region’s most comprehensive IT conference that provides them with up-to-date information on the latest technologies, current trends and unparalleled networking opportunities. AIM also supports entrepreneurship, business development and workforce attraction through its service, the region’s premier online recruitment and hiring management system.

IGD Explorers

IGD Career Education Summer programs offer students grades 6-12 hands-on career education where they can learn about fun and exciting careers in a variety of fields such as public service, engineering, healthcare, media and more. Programs run June-July. 


NebraskaEDGE (Enhancing, Developing and Growing Entrepreneurs) is a community-based entrepreneurial training program designed to encourage the expansion of small businesses. The EDGE program offers business development training to help individuals polish their skills, expand their knowledge, and discover how to handle the real-world conditions that impact their new and existing businesses.

Nebraska Department of Labor

The Nebraska Department of Labor Program provides a wide range of customized business and employment services including the following:

  • Consulting services for businesses seeking to fill positions
  • Skill assessments, background checks and use of facilities
  • Online Job Posting Services through NEworks
  • Labor Market Information
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credits
  • Nebraska Worker Training Program

Gallup Entrepreneuer Accelerator (EAS) Program

Gallup’s Entrepreneur Acceleration System (EAS) measures and then develops the entrepreneurial abilities of the individual(s) at the helm of the firm via highly targeted, structured and strategic activities.


Pipeline is an elite organization of the Midwest’s most successful, high-performance entrepreneurs. Members work as one to face business challenges, funnel opportunities to their peers and build market-leading technology and life-sciences business together. Each year approximately 10-12 new members are invited to join Pipeline. After an extensive selection process, new members participate in a unique and rigorous year-long business leadership development program that blends workshop modules, advice from national experts, and a deepening of the relationships among new and current Pipeline members.

Other Online Resource Listings

Business Resource Guide and Keys to Business Start-up Success

The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce has developed a business resource guide for entrepreneurs and businesses in the Lincoln area. Inside this free resource you will find a listing of the many local and state level business assistance and finance organizations. Each program is briefly described and a contact with websites and phone numbers has been provided, making it faster and easier to find the type of services and support you need.

Created by the University of Nebraska, provides interviews, information and links to entrepreneurship resources and programs state wide.

Online Business Toolkit

The State of Nebraska Department of Economic Development provides an online toolkit containing links to a number of programs and information resources related to starting or expanding a business in Nebraska.

Silicon Prairie News

Want to find out what is going on the world of startups in the Lincoln & Omaha area. Check out Silicon Prairie News. They provide entrepreneur interviews, upcoming event information and keep entrepreneurs informed about options for interaction and education.

The UNL Food Processing Center & Food Entrepreneurship Program

The UNL Food Processing Center is the region's best resource for assistance with food product development. If you are thinking of turning the family secret recipe into a food product to sell in stores, this is the place to start.

Connect With Us

Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development
3 Landmark Centre
1128 Lincoln Mall, Ste. 100
Lincoln, NE 68508


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