April 9, 2018

Gov. Ricketts Announces Approval of Opportunity Zones

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury had granted approval of Opportunity Zones nominated by the State of Nebraska.  The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 created the Opportunity Zones program to spur economic growth by supporting new investment in designated zones.
April 3, 2018

Gov. Ricketts Kicks Off Community Development Week

Monday, Governor Pete Ricketts held a proclamation ceremony to kick off Nebraska’s celebration of National Community Development Week, celebrated this year April 2-6.
March 29, 2018

Mullen Entrepreneurs Tap into an Essential NE Resource – With the Help of Lifelong Nebraskans

Families who have chosen to grow their livelihoods across the 19,000+ miles of Nebraska’s Sandhills may be few and far between, but they often “think” like one unit. Sue and Roger Licking know this all too well; they were born and raised in Mullen.
March 26, 2018

Proposed 2018 Annual Action Plan and Appendix: Notice of Public Hearing & Public Comment Period

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) will conduct a public comment period, which includes public hearings on the Proposed 2018 Annual Action Plan and Appendix. The plan concerns the distribution of approximately $16.8 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, $4.2 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds, […]