February 20, 2018

Department of Economic Development, University Collaborate on Japanese Trade Delegation

A collaboration between the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is helping to strengthen the state’s ties to a major international trading partner. In early February, delegates from DED and UNL embarked on a five-day visit to Tokyo and parts of Japan’s Hyōgo Prefecture, including the city of Kobe, to meet with government officials, industry representatives, and academia for the purpose of promoting business and trade relationships.
February 15, 2018

Sidney Honored for Innovation in Marketing, Business Recruitment Efforts

For the third time in 10 years, the Nebraska Diplomats and the Department of Economic Development (DED) have recognized the City of Sidney (pop. 7,109) as an Economic Development Certified Community (EDCC). DED Business Development Consultant Brittany Hardin honored the city’s Economic Development Department during Sidney’s City Council meeting on Tuesday, February 13th.
January 26, 2018

How Nebraska Measured Up in 2017

In case you missed it, Nebraska was recognized as a great state by many news sources this past year.  It’s the small things that make a community, well, a community. And that’s just what you’ll find here. Nebraska was ranked the 5th happiest state in America in 2017. From low stress to top-tier education, Nebraska exemplifies what it means to live the good life.
January 24, 2018

Chadron Earns Continued Recognition for Industry Growth, Workforce Recruitment

For the second time in five years, the Nebraska Diplomats and the Department of Economic Development (DED) have recognized the City of Chadron (pop. 5,725) for earning certification as an Economic Development Certified Community (EDCC). This afternoon, DED Business Development Consultant Brittany Hardin honored local economic leaders during the Northwest Nebraska Development Corporation’s (NNDC) annual meeting.