Economic Development


Central City is proud to be Nebraska's First Showcase Community AND the third to achieve the Nebraska Department of Economic Development's title of Leadership Community. These designations recognize communities that have demonstrated an exceptional capacity to identify development goals and strategies; take advantage of technology to meet objectives; institute solid planning and implementation processes; combined local, state and federal resources to achieve those goals; and accomplished positive impact projects over a long term.  

Central City has demonstrated exceptional capacity to combine resources to address needs and implement community goals; and maintains that capacity through the combination of organizations, community pride, and cooperative spirit.  We invite you to become a part of something great!

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Why I Love Central City!
"People are nice.  The teachers are nice teachers.  Moms and Dads let us play with everyone.  Everyone is thankful for each other.  It helps our city by recycling.  I like all of the cops because they do their job.  That's why I like this city."
—Clarissa O., 2nd Grade