XI’AN, CHINA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Shaanxi Province Governor Hu Heping announced that they had formalized Nebraska and Shaanxi Province’s relationship as sister-states. This announcement comes during Governor Ricketts’ second trade mission to China. In 2012, the State of Nebraska and Shaanxi Province signed a letter of intent to initiate a sister-state relationship. Over the past four years, Nebraska has continued working with Shaanxi Province to build partnerships and develop ties, requirements for establishing a sister-state relationship in China.
Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) had signed an agreement with Chinese officials to create a working demonstration farm, known as the Nebraska (Yangling) Agricultural Sci-tech Park. Under the agreement, the farm will be capitalized and managed by Chinese partners, and will showcase the equipment of Nebraska-based farm equipment manufacturers. The project is a partnership among the State of Nebraska, the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, and the Yangling Agriculture Hi-tech Demonstration Zone located in China’s Shaanxi Province.
November 10, 2016 (LINCOLN, NEB.) — The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) will conduct a public comment period, November 30-December 30, 2016, for the Proposed 2017 Nebraska Affordable Housing Act Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) that involves the distribution of approximately $9.15 million in Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF) […]
The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded $25,000 in Community Development Assistance Act (CDAA) tax credits to the Village of Lawrence’s Community and Fitness Center Project. Nuckolls County Foundation will use the $25,000 in tax credits to construct a 14,400 square foot building to accommodate community events.