November 10, 2016

Nebraska, China’s Shaanxi Province Formalize Sister-State Relationship

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.
November 10, 2016

Gov. Ricketts Announces Agreement to Create Model Farm in China for Nebraska Ag Tech

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

2017 NAHTF QAP Public Comment Period and Public Hearing

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) […]
October 18, 2016

$25,000 in CDAA tax credits awarded for Lawrence Community and Fitness Center project

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.