March 29, 2012

$46,500 awarded for planning projects

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded $46,500 in 2011 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) third cycle Planning funding to two communities with ongoing planning efforts.
March 26, 2012

The Importance of Ecotourism by Governor Dave Heineman

Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Last week, I was pleased host Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas and Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado as we met to discuss common efforts and issues related to ecotourism and economic development. In addition to discussing tourism efforts, my colleagues and I had the opportunity to view the world-renowned migration of the sandhill cranes, a significant ecotourism attraction in Nebraska.
March 19, 2012

New economic development initiatives attracting great interest

The year’s gotten off to a good start with businesses filing applications for the new Talent & Innovation Initiative (TI2), passed by the Legislature last May, and other new economic development initiatives, administered through the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.
March 19, 2012

Department of Economic Development Announces 2012 Tourism Marketing Grants

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) today announced 27 tourism marketing grants totaling nearly $125,000 for entities across the state. Grants are used to promote a variety of attractions and events in Nebraska, and are administered by DED’s Travel and Tourism Division.