Welcome to the New Nebraska
15 Jan 2021
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts knows a thing or two about winning. Under his leadership, the state won the prestigious Site Selection Governor’s Cup award three years in a row for securing the most corporate facility expansion projects on a per capita basis.
When Nebraska is recruiting a high-profile corporate investment project, the governor likes to roll up his sleeves and get personally involved in the work.
“I get very personally involved,” he says. “I talk to CEOs directly. I will call people and try to recruit them and make the sales pitch on why they should move their company here or take a job here. We went to Facebook headquarters in California to make the pitch directly to them. We went to Costco headquarters to recruit them to Nebraska. I tell every CEO I meet, if you need to talk directly to someone, call me on my cell phone. Try doing that in California.”