Welcome to Community Development Resources!

Community Development Resources (CDR) is a non-profit 501c(3) organization whose mission is to provide capital, technical assistance, and training opportunities for small business in the state of Nebraska.  Community Development Resources lends to start-up and existing businesses that have a viable business plan to create or maintain business. For more information, see What We Do.

Community Development Resources is a Community Development Company (CDC) and has an active SBA 504 Loan Guaranty program for existing businesses.  For more information on SBA 504 loans, Click Here.

"Community Development Resources has a mission to build our community on a solid foundation. CDR is a family of professionals who care about the future of our community and children. My business has been both a 'success' and a 'dream come true' with the micro loan I received. CDR is committed to helping small businesses grow."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Keenya Barnes-Heyward, Ambassador Services


“The team at Community Development Resources has been instrumental in our company’s success.  With their assistance we have been able to access the capital and resources we needed to employ more people, bring great new products to the market, and continue growing in a difficult market.  CDR is a true asset to the Lincoln business community!

Thor Schrock, Schrock Innovations


“Community Development Resources provided E.M.S.A. with a $5,000 loan that was timely because of our need to acquire refrigeration equipment immediately.”  “The loan allowed us to open the door to other opportunities for our business. When you’re getting started, and you don’t have a business credit history, it is very difficult and we were thankful that Community Development Resources was there for us.”

Mira & Enes Sljivo, E.M.S.A