The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) is conducting a public comment period June 13th–June 27th  for citizens to share input about the proposed 2018-2019 Qualified Action Plan for the State of Nebraska Business Innovation Programs (“Qualified Action Plan”).

The Business Innovation Programs are authorized under the Business Innovation Act in Nebraska Revised Statutes at §§81-12,152 – 81-12,167. The Qualified Action Plan sets forth the activities eligible for assistance under the Business Innovation Act.

The Department’s emphasis is on the state’s need for innovative development, increased jobs and investment, leveraged funds, and industry support and participation.

Copies of the proposed Qualified Action Plan are available at:, or can be requested from Joe Fox at 800-426-6505, 402-471-8604, or email:

Mail written comments by June 27th to: Joe Fox, Nebraska Department of Economic Development, P.O. Box 94666, Lincoln, NE 68509-4666; or email:

Comments will be accepted starting June 13th.