With help from a $50,000 Nebraska Innovation Fund Prototyping Program (Pre-seed Stage) grant, Norland International is on its way to developing another state-of-the-art bottling system. The program is administered by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.
An upcoming labor shed study of northeast Nebraska, southeast South Dakota and northwest Iowa is expected to give employers and economic developers a greater understanding of what's required to attract new and expand existing businesses and skilled employees to fill specific positions. The study is a collaboration of the Nebraska departments of Economic Development and Labor.
Nebraska's grant and investment Innovation programs will be the key topic of upcoming meetings in Ogallala, Sidney, Scottsbluff, Alliance and McCook, October 23-25.
Joe Fox, business innovation manager with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and Dan Hoffman, chief operating officer of Invest Nebraska will discuss how the state's programs are encouraging and supporting the transfer of technology and innovation in rural and urban areas to encourage entrepreneurship and create high growth high-tech microenterprises and businesses.