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  • Gov. Ricketts Announces 2017 Nebraska Developing Youth Talent Initiative Grant Awards

    June 26, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced Aulick Industries of Scottsbluff, Becton Dickinson of Broken Bow, and Cyclonaire of York as the 2017 grant recipients for the Nebraska Developing Youth Talent Initiative (DYTI), a program that connects young Nebraskans to careers in the manufacturing and technology sectors.  Governor Ricketts proposed the DYTI in January 2015 to foster partnerships between private industries and public schools that promote engagement in hands... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Nebraska State Patrol Agency Review

    June 26, 2017

    LINCOLN – This afternoon, Governor Pete Ricketts announced an agency-wide review of the Nebraska State Patrol that will be led by the Governor’s Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Jason Jackson.  This review will seek to examine the totality of the workforce climate and make recommendations for continuous improvement.

  • Governor’s Office Update: Gov. Ricketts’ Trade Successes Grow Nebraska

    June 21, 2017

    In 2015, Governor Pete Ricketts met with Kawasaki leadership in Japan during his first trade mission to Asia.  Following the trade mission, Kawasaki announced their intention to locate its first U.S. aerostructures production line in Lincoln.

  • Photo Release: Gov. Ricketts Celebrates Costco Investment in Fremont

    June 20, 2017

    FREMONT – On Monday, Governor Pete Ricketts and local leaders celebrated another clear marker of economic momentum for the State of Nebraska and the Fremont region with Lincoln Premium Poultry’s groundbreaking for Costco’s first-ever poultry processing plant, hatchery, and feed mill facility.  Projected to open in April 2019, the $300-million project is expected to generate an overall economic impact of $1.2 billion annually, create approximately 800 new jobs, and connect... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Announces International Trade Mission to Canada

    June 20, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced plans to lead a trade mission to Canada during August 7-11, 2017.  Governor Ricketts will lead the mission in conjunction with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) and Department of Economic Development (DED). 

  • Gov. Ricketts Issues DAPA Guidance to State Agencies

    June 20, 2017

    LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement today following news that President Donald J. Trump’s administration had rescinded the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Legal Permanent Residents (DAPA) program last week. 

  • Gov. Ricketts Celebrates Business-Friendly Ranking for Nebraska

    June 19, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) annual “State of the States” report ranked his 2017 State of the State address in the top six in the nation for Best Policy Proposals for Taxpayers.