Ongoing developments in technology, job retention and business growth have earned the city of Seward (pop. 7,288) continued recognition as one of Nebraska’s Economic Development Certified Communities (EDCC).
Last week, Governor Pete Ricketts traveled to Silicon Valley and met with Facebook, LinkedIn, and i2c to thank them for their investments and commitments to Nebraska. During his visit, Governor Ricketts highlighted the strengths of doing business in Nebraska and the growing Silicon Prairie. Governor Ricketts was joined on the trip by Department of Economic Development Director (DED) Dave Rippe as well as James Caraway, Business Development Manager for the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, and Tim O’Brien, Economic Development Manager for the Omaha Public Power District.
It’s been 27 years since Nancy Striebel’s first experience as an “insider” in North Platte’s housing market. Her personal quest to find her own Lincoln County home shaped her career – and her passion – to fulfill a continued local need for affordable, available housing.
Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) announced the first grants from a new rural workforce housing program that was recently established. Following a recently-concluded grant application period, the Nebraska Rural Workforce Housing Investment Act (LB518) is poised to support rural communities in their efforts to attract and retain a skilled, robust labor force.