In Red Cloud, Nebraska, a town of just over a thousand residents, the upcoming arrival of six newborns has staff at The Valley Child Development Center (TVCDC) in full preparation mode.
“Red Cloud is growing,” said Kerra Robinson, executive director of TVCDC, a 7,000-plus-square-foot nonprofit childcare facility built in Red Cloud last April. “When we opened, we made plans for one infant room. But there are enough people moving to town or starting families that we’re actually getting a second room ready this week to accommodate the increased demand.”
Wednesday, Governor Pete Ricketts debuted the Nebraska Governor’s Council for International Relations’ (Council) “Strategic Plan for International Engagement (Strategic Plan).” This plan is a long-term strategy for growing Nebraska’s international investment, trade exports, and tourism and business profile.
Thursday, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted a delegation from Japan’s Hyogo Prefecture led by Governor Toshizo Ido. During a press event at the State Capitol, Governor Ricketts and Governor Ido signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) strengthening the economic ties between Nebraska and Hyogo.