Petersburg, Nebraska

This is OUR community!

We are a community improvement award winner located near the picturesque Beaver Valley. Also the site of the Logan Fontenelle Monument where the famous Omaha Indian Chief, Logan Fontenelle (White Horse), was killed in 1855. We have two public parks and are the home of the annual Nebraska State Antique Tractor and Horse Plowing Bee and the Rae Valley Old Threshers Reunion in August.


Petersburg Industrial Development Corporation is a volunteer group of community members working on behalf of the community. Activities include housing, business development, business recruitment, and community betterment.

For more information, contact: Doug Koch, President - (402) 741-5035.

The Village of Petersburg is a member of Boone County Development Agency (BCDA). Priority areas of BCDA include: Business Rentention, Expansion, Recruitment, and Succession; Housing and Community Development; and Tourism.

For more information, contact: Michelle Olson, Director - (402) 395-3356.

Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District
NENEDD was created for multiple purposes, all of which have the primary function to assist in community and economic stability of the region.  NENEDD’s main objective is to encourage cooperation between local government officials, community based organizations and the private sector. Their mission is to build communities, empower families and advance businesses through the use of a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).

To find out more, go to or call 402-379-1150.

Nebraska Department of Economic Development
The Nebraska Department of Economic Development is the official lead economic development agency for Nebraska created by the legislature in 1967.  DED’s emphasis is growing and diversifying the state’s economic base, bringing new dollars into the state. 

Division of DED include business development, community and rural development, and travel and tourism development.  To see how DED can assist you, please visit or 1-800-426-6506.

Nebraska Public Power District
Since the creation of public power in Nebraska, NPPD and its predecessors have had an organized economic development program with a full-time staff dedicated to the promotion of sustained economic growth in Nebraska. NPPD's Economic Development Team partners with NPPD's retail division and wholesale customers concentrating on positioning communities and regions for economic growth, assisting with the expansion and retention of existing industry, and/or attracting new business.

Please visit or contact 1-877-ASK-NPPD for more information of how NPPD can assist your business.