Our Mission

Great Plains Business Development Center is a comprehensive business assistance program that creates and fosters an entrepreneurial “ecosystem” for start-up, early-stage firms, or firms expanding product or services with the goal of improving their chances to grow into healthy, sustainable, and self-sufficient companies.  The Great Plains Business Development Center will help nurture entrepreneurial and economic development in the community by providing affordable office space, services, training, mentoring, and a network of professional advisors.

Goals of the Programs

  • Foster the community’s entrepreneurial climate
  • A viable product or service
  • Potential for job creation for the local community
  • Diversify our local economy
  • Retain emerging businesses in our community
  • Demonstrate a need for the incubation process
  • Capital/Funding that covers start-up cost
  • Completed business plan
  • Willingness to be mentored and participate in the incubation process
  • Demonstrate potential to increase the local tax base
  • Provide a space that allows local food producers to develop their products in a legal and efficient way
  • Encourage and nurture the commercialization of emerging artists in the community

Meet the Team

Cody Holt

Cody Holt

Business Development Center Coordinator 
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Dana Newsom

Dana Newsom

Business Center Secretary


Start your planning today to become a successful tenant of the Business Development Center. We will contact you and answer any questions that you might have about how to start your journey to success.

Your journey to success starts here!