Remember "This is MY Neligh!"? Well, the initiative was a lot bigger than just Neligh, proven in a recently released video.
When interns Alyssa Dye and Jessica Remaly spent the summer with Neligh Economic Development Director Greg Ptacek, they were available in part through a grant via the Rural Futures Institute.
Several communities benefit from similar grants. Here's a video detailing the project, which features footage shot in Neligh at several events and businesses.
According to a press release, the University of Nebraska is helping to strengthen rural communities through our Rural Futures Institute.
"We’ve awarded two dozen grants in just two years to research how to improve opportunities in small towns—and improve public policy relevant to rural people and communities. The grants fund projects like a rural serviceship program that sent students around the state to work with community leaders and solve real-world challenges — while simultaneously earning university credit," the release said.
Because of this program, the town of Neligh has a set of marketing materials they can use to tell potential residents about their city’s amenities, businesses and quality of life. That’s just one example of how the Rural Futures Institute has impacted Nebraska...and there are dozens of other communities with similar stories.
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