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.
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.
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, […]