Timing, vision for Blueprint Nebraska could not be better

Thursday, July 05, 2018

The tone of a teleconference announcing the formation of Blueprint Nebraska hints that this may well be one of the most significant endeavors our great state has taken on in years.
A story in this week’s edition explains that the statewide coalition will begin working soon to develop a plan for economic growth, competitiveness and prosperity in Nebraska for the next 150 years and beyond. With low commodity prices rippling across our state’s economy, and low unemployment making it difficult to hire employees when and where needed, the timing of this project could not be better.
This year’s legislative session is an example of why so many captains of industry signed on with the project. Though Nebraska is a relatively small state, the perspectives and priorities of urban and rural communities are vastly different. Having “book-end” co-chairs from Omaha and Scottsbluff, plus representatives from a wide range of industry sectors across the state, is symbolic of Blueprint Nebraska’s desire to truly make this a statewide conversation.

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