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Neligh's economic development team spent Thursday at the 2nd Annual Governor's Summit on Economic Development with business and community leaders to meet to address the unique challenges and opportunities facing Nebraska’s economy.
In the photo above, Northeast Nebraska economic development leaders, including Neligh's Gabriel Steinmeyer and Lauren Sheridan-Simonsen, are seen with the Governor's Cup. Jeff Carpenter of USDA also is shown.
Nebraska won the 2016 Governor’s Cup from Site Selection magazine for having the most economic development projects per capita in the nation.
“The Governor’s Cup is a prestigious award and we are launching this tour to thank our businesses for investing here and helping grow the Good Life,” said Governor Ricketts. “In 2016, Nebraska garnered more capital investment projects than North Dakota, South Dakota, and Kansas combined. We will continue to attract the private sector investments that bring the good-paying opportunities that are keeping Nebraska the best place in the world to live, work, and raise a family.”
Many factors and numerous people played a role in Nebraska’s 2016 Governor’s Cup win. Nebraska’s business-friendly regulatory environment, high labor force participation rate, quality workforce, competitive power rates, and highly-rated infrastructure combine to create an attractive environment for job creators and entrepreneurs. Overall, 101 projects helped Nebraska clinch this prestigious award.
The Governor will be visiting some of those businesses throughout the week. On Tuesday, the Governor visited E Energy Adams in Adams and LI-COR in Lincoln. On Wednesday, the Governor will visit Unified Pet Products in West Point and Falls City Foods in Falls City. On Friday, the tour will include Endicott Clay in Jefferson County, Blue Print Engines in Kearney, and American Agriculture Lab Ag Testing in McCook.