January 27, 2012

More than $1.9 million awarded for housing projects in Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has awarded $1,997,834 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for owner-occupied  housing rehabilitation projects to communities in southeastern, south central, southwestern and northeastern Nebraska.
January 27, 2012

Governor’s Weekly Column – Growing Nebraska’s Economy

Growing Nebraska's Economy By Governor Dave Heineman January 27, 2011 Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We are fortunate in Nebraska to have one of the strongest economies in the country. Our unemployment rate is 4.1% while the national average is more than double at 8.5%. Nebraska is recognized nationally as a top state in which to do business and we continue to grow and create jobs in our state.
January 24, 2012

$800,000 NAHTF awarded to Omaha housing projects

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has awarded $800,000 in Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Funds (NAHTF) for two housing projects in Omaha.
January 20, 2012

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman & Union Pacific CEO Jim Young Announce UP’s $1 Billion Investment in Nebraska

Company Celebrates 150 Years of Doing Business in Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman today joined Union Pacific Chairman and CEO Jim Young in announcing the company's planned $1 billion investment in Nebraska over the next several years as part of its capital investment programs. The $1 billion will be spent on projects across the state, including the following:
  • Union Pacific is expanding capacity at its North Platte rail yard, the largest railroad classification yard in the world, with a $70 million investment for better throughput by adding track and technology upgrades.
  • About 125 trains a day transport goods through Nebraska on Union Pacific's main line – making it the busiest freight rail transportation corridor in the United States. An investment of approximately $220 million in new rail, ties and other work will increase capacity and fluidity on this busy corridor.
  • Between Fremont and Missouri Valley, Union Pacific plans to spend $206 million on new crew change buildings, a bridge over the Elkhorn River, new technology and track. This is a multiple-year project to move trains more efficiently and improve service.