NBDC Salutes Five Companies During SBA Small Business Week

To celebrate U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Small Business Week, the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) highlighted five small companies that represent the best of Nebraska entrepreneurship—innovative, open to learn, and responsive to their communities. State Director Catherine Lang selected businesses that engage with NBDC to successfully improve sales, commercialize innovation, plan for transition, pursue global sales, or invest in their companies.

Control Management, Inc. (CMI) is an excellent example of a growing business contributing employment to the community. Headquartered in Omaha with offices in Lincoln and Columbus, the company grew from four people in 1985 to 35 employees today. CMI designs, engineers and installs building control systems and is the leading direct digital control automation company in the Midwest. The company works with K-12 and higher education, corporate offices, the government, data centers, and hospitals. CMI recently completed SAM registration, which allows it to do business with government agencies as a prime contractor.

NBDC also selected Schuster’s Outdoor & RV, FarmAfield, Saunders Archery, and Kearney Glass for promotion during the week.

In 2017, NBDC helped small business clients invest in their businesses resulting in 1,868 jobs created or saved and contributed $496.5 million to the Nebraska economy. NBDC is a cooperative program of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. NBDC partners with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Wayne State College, and Chadron State College to provide consulting and business support services from offices in Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney, Grand Island, North Platte, McCook, Wayne, Scottsbluff, Norfolk, and Chadron.