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  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on the Successful Conclusion of TPP Negotiations

    October 05, 2015

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following the announcement of the successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations.

    “I am pleased the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations have come to a successful resolution.  Initial reports indicate the agreement will result in tariffs being eliminated or significantly reduced for a large number of our most important agricultural products from Nebraska.

  • Open for Business

    October 05, 2015

    Building a climate in Nebraska that inspires entrepreneurialism and encourages our businesses to expand is one of the keys to growing our state and creating high quality jobs.  In recent years, Nebraska has received high marks for our business-friendly atmosphere, favorable regulatory environment, and cost of doing business from respected news outlets like Forbes and CNBC.  From connecting aspiring software developers and irrigation technicians with great career opportunities to bringing... read more

  • Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Victims of Oregon Tragedy

    October 03, 2015

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with a proclamation from President Barack Obama, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the tragedy in Roseburg, Oregon.

  • Gov. Ricketts Highlights Manufacturing Day in Nebraska

    October 02, 2015

    KIMBALL – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts is traveling the state to highlight Manufacturing Day and to celebrate Nebraska’s second largest industry.  The statewide tour includes Nucor Steel in Norfolk, Sargent Pipe Company in Broken Bow, and Risk Industries in Kimball.  The Nebraska State Chamber of Commerce and industry leaders are joining the Governor at each stop. 

  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Economic Development Leadership Change

    October 01, 2015

    LINCOLN – This afternoon, Governor Pete Ricketts announced a leadership change at the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.  Effective immediately, Brenda Hicks-Sorensen will conclude her term as the agency’s director.  An interim director will be named shortly, and the search for the next director will commence immediately.

  • Gov. Ricketts' Statement on ConAgra’s Announcement

    October 01, 2015

    LINCOLN – Today, Gov. Pete Ricketts issued a statement following ConAgra’s announcement that they would restructure their operations and move their world headquarters from Omaha to Chicago.

    “During our conversations over the past several weeks, ConAgra’s CEO Sean Connolly told me that any changes made in Nebraska would be a part of a larger restructuring of the company to improve their operations. 

  • Easing the Tax Burden

    September 28, 2015

    One of the primary focuses of my administration has been providing meaningful tax relief for hardworking Nebraskans.  Whether I am visiting with ranchers at a coffee shop in Chadron or a small business owner at a town hall event in Falls City, I hear firsthand how Nebraska’s high taxes impact communities, businesses, and families across our state.  Easing tax rates even slightly can make a big difference because it keeps more of your paycheck in your pocket.  It helps the small business... read more