Northeast Nebraska is already an economic hot spot, so it’s no surprise the area will serve as the kick off a regional celebration next weekend.
Save the date for June 1 to be at the Stables of Norfolk for the Nebraska Diplomats’ first stop on a six-location tour.
“I’m thrilled that the Nebraska Diplomats chose Northeast Nebraska. It goes to show that Northeast Nebraska truly has the respect of the whole state of Nebraska as a great place to do business and raise a family,” said Greg Ptacek, Neligh Economic Development Director.
The Norfolk event will include Courtney Dentlinger, Director of the Department of Economic Development, talking about state economic development efforts. Regional strategy discussions will take place about housing, workforce and infrastructure problems. Governor Pete Ricketts will present regional awards, including the Northeast Nebraska Diplomat of the Year, Community of the Year and Business of the Year.
The Nebraska Diplomats is an organization comprised of business executives and community leaders across the state. The Nebraska Department of Economic Development is at the heart of the organization while the Diplomat’s goal is to support them. In previous years, there have been two statewide events. Now, to encourage more membership, Nebraska Diplomats are partnering with economic development organizations to hold events throughout Nebraska, starting in Norfolk.
The Northeast Nebraska Economic Development Network is excited to showcase Norfolk’s newest reception venue. The Stables, formerly known at the Times Square Event Center, is operated by the owners of Black Cow Fat Pig.
“There are not many organizations that could pull off a regional event in a few months but put a room full of economic developers together and work gets done,” said Ptacek.
Building Nebraska’s economy through the growth and expansion of existing businesses, attracting new businesses to the state and improving Nebraska’s business climate and competitiveness is the Diplomat's mission. The Nebraska Diplomats is the largest economic development organization comprised of over 286 memberships of business executives and community leaders.
The full agenda and registration can be found online at www.NebraskaOnTheMove.com. Registration is open until May 26.