Business Retention & Expansion Program (BRE)
The Nebraska Department of Economic Development’s Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Program allows discussion with existing businesses in Nebraska through personal interviews that provide important information on the local and state business climate. At the State level, data on investments, technology, jobs, markets, and workforce is used to shape economic development policy and program alignment.
The Program’s Three-fold Purpose:
- Identify key advantages and challenges to growth for existing businesses.
- Recommends improvement strategies for businesses, educators, and economic development professionals.
- Promote a platform for economic development professionals to record perceptions of business executives about the business climate.
Overall, the program assists with long-term planning, including identifying common issues and trends, strategic planning, and policy articulation. Economic developers use the data to enhance supply chains, evaluate current legislation, and actively gauge communities’ current status and levels of competitiveness.
|01: BRE Getting Started Checklist||May 19, 2023|
|03: BRE Real time Report Access Checklist||July 22, 2022|
|04: BRE Print/Export Raw Survey Data Instructions||January 27, 2022|
|05: Powerbi Download Desktop Version Instructions||January 27, 2022|
|06: Powerbi Pro Purchase Instructions||January 27, 2022|
For more information on BRE:
Director of Field Operations