It felt like the start of something bigger as residents, Tribal representatives and project leaders gathered in Macy yesterday to cut the ribbon on the area’s first high-speed broadband internet connection, made possible by a grant from the State of Nebraska under the CARES-funded Remote Access Rural Broadband grant program.
Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) announced the recipients of $9,126,500 in grants under the 2020 round of Nebraska’s Rural Workforce Housing Fund (RWHF).
Created by the Rural Workforce Housing Investment Act, which was signed into law by Gov. Ricketts in 2017, the RWHF is designed to help communities increase their supply of quality, affordable housing to accommodate a growing workforce.
Collaborative efforts to build downtown revitalization and business sustainability in the city of Laurel, Neb. (pop. 1,111) have earned ongoing recognition from the Department of Economic Development (DED). This week, Lt. Gov. Mike Foley honored local leaders for Laurel’s continued membership in Nebraska’s Economic Development Certified Community (EDCC) program. DED’s Northeast Nebraska Business Development Consultant Lyndsy Jenness joined the Lt. Gov. for a special presentation to the community on Monday, April 12.
This morning, Governor Pete Ricketts held a press conference to provide an update on the State’s coronavirus response. He announced that the State will soon issue revised Directed Health Measures (DHMs). The updated DHMs will change the quarantine requirements for individuals who’ve recently received a positive antibody test. Felicia […]