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– Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement today following news that President Donald J. Trump’s administration had rescinded the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Legal Permanent Residents (DAPA) program last week.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

  • Growing Agriculture

    June 19, 2017

    Agriculture is Nebraska’s number one industry, and every day it’s helping to grow our state.  Over the years, our farmers and ranchers and ag equipment manufacturers have grown food and created equipment that is helping feed the world.  In more recent years, biotechnology, biofuels, and other value-added ag operations have also helped to grow the industry, and keep Nebraska on the forefront of ag innovation and production.  The last two weeks, Nebraska has received a lot of very exciting... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts, Local Leaders Cheer Economic Impact of Costco’s First Poultry Processing Facility

    June 19, 2017

    FREMONT – Today, 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.