January 16, 2018

Governor Ricketts: Nebraska’s Good Relationship With China Always Has Room To Grow

In a recent exclusive interview, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts offered his optimistic views on economic and trade cooperation between his state and China, as well as enhanced exchanges in agriculture, education and tourism. Last year, 36,000 people attended the Berkshire Hathaway annual event. One out of six of these people were business people from China. (This article originally appeared in China Daily USA on January 13th, 2018.)
January 16, 2018

Lincoln Area Business and Household Workforce Surveys Underway

The Nebraska Departments of Economic Development and Labor urge employers and individuals in the Lincoln, Beatrice, and York areas to participate in the Hiring and Training Needs and Labor Availability Surveys. The goal of the Lincoln Metro Survey of Hiring and Training Needs and Lincoln Metro Labor Availability Survey is to identify education, training, or skill gaps that may need to be addressed to ensure businesses have a workforce that is prepared to meet today’s challenges and requirements.
January 12, 2018

Governor’s Trade Delegation Returns from South Korea

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts welcomed back a trade delegation made up of trade representatives from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC), Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development, and Gage Area Growth Enterprise (NGage). The delegation met with companies and industry associations in Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 9-10, to promote Nebraska as a destination for foreign direct investment.
January 10, 2018

Blue Hill Gains Leadership Certified Community Status through Growth in Infrastructure, Technology

A south-central Nebraska community’s growing online presence, building demolition work and street and façade improvements has earned recognition from the State of Nebraska for ongoing efforts in economic growth. This week, the Department of Economic Development (DED) honored the City of Blue Hill (pop.941) as the agency’s newest Leadership Certified Community (LCC). DED Business Development Consultant and LCC Program Director Kelly Gewecke honored local leaders during a special presentation at the city’s monthly board meeting on January 9th.