June 25, 2019

DED Announces Recipients under Innovative Housing Demonstration Program

Unique, exciting and replicable: three adjectives that aptly describe the projects that have been awarded funding under the DED-administered Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF) Innovative Housing Demonstration Program.
June 25, 2019

State of Nebraska Honors Falls City’s Workforce and Educational Partnerships

For the third time in 10 years, the Nebraska Diplomats and the Department of Economic Development (DED) have recognized Falls City, Neb. (pop. 4,214) as an Economic Development Certified Community (EDCC). DED Business Development Consultant Deb Eggleston honored members of Falls City’s Economic Development and Growth Enterprise (EDGE) board during the organization’s monthly meeting on Thursday, June 20.
June 24, 2019

Less than a Year since the Passage of LB 518 — the Rural Workforce Housing Investment Act — Progress, Enthusiasm Continue to Build

If rural economic development had an ingredients list, workforce housing might be somewhere near the top. “Housing enables communities to accommodate the workforce and support business development,” said Department of Economic Development (DED) Director Dave Rippe. “Communities that invest in their workforce housing stock can position themselves to grow and […]
June 19, 2019

Gov. Ricketts Accepts Major Economic Development Award on Behalf of the State of Nebraska

Photo: Gov. Ricketts (left) accepts the Silver Shovel Award from Dennis Shea (right), President and Publisher of Area Development magazine. Today, Governor Pete Ricketts accepted a major economic development award on behalf of the State of Nebraska.  Area Development magazine—considered to be the leading executive magazine covering corporate site selection […]