Helping to sustain and advance the communities we serve is a key aspect of our corporate culture, which has been passed on for over a century. We believe a successful community and economy will benefit all. To support this, we dedicate resources and time to local organizations through a variety of grants, sponsorships, donations, and volunteer hours.
Great Plains Communications focuses economic development efforts on providing broadband and communications services that allow rural communities to thrive. These services help to both promote advancement in the existing business environment and attract new business to the community. We also focus on connecting communities to one another, creating a strong team dedicated to the cause of sustaining and advancing rural Nebraska. The company is an active member of many local chambers of commerce and development districts across the State.
The IMPACT Program
The IMPACT project focuses on one community per year. The program was developed by Great Plains Communications to encourage nonprofit organizations to undertake projects that have a positive community IMPACT. “How can we help?” is the seed that can grow into an IMPACT Project.
To participate, an organization in a designated IMPACT community determines the project it feels will create the greatest IMPACT, develops a project plan and submits ideas through an IMPACT application. Upon approval by Great Plains Communications, the project is assigned and receives an amount of eligible funding support. The organization then gets to work on the project, providing status updates and participating in IMPACT public relations.
With each project success, IMPACT provides an ongoing opportunity to increase engagement, create solutions, serve needs, and enhance the community.
What Community Members Have Said
The commitment of Great Plains Communications to invest in the communities they serve is helping us remain competitive with other towns interested in staying ahead of the curve with community and business development. We say in McCook, ‘Change is not always Better, but Better is always Better.’ Great Plains Communications’ IMPACT Program helps us involve our young people in projects, which solve nagging community issues. We are already recognized as ‘a great small town,’ and we’re proud of that fact, however, Great Plains Communications’ IMPACT Program gives us additional resources to stay competitive, progressing towards the next level of success we envision for ourselves.