In the early 1990's, the concept of an economic development office in a small community was new and quite visionary. On September 3, 1992, a group of community leaders signed a commitment to launch the Community Service and Development Program for citizens residing in north central Nebraska. The task force then applied for a non-profit status and changed it's name to the North Central Development Center.
A partnership was formed between local entities and a Community Development Block Grant was secured to hire an executive direcotor and purchase a main street facility. Since that time the NCDC office has been active in technology advancement and training, business retenition and recruitment, and grant writing. It has been involved in the NCIP program and has provided assistance with tourism and community events throughout Keya Paha, Brown and Rock Counties.