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Gov. Ricketts to host Trump Trade Officials, U.S. & Japan Leaders at the 50th Annual Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference in Omaha

LINCOLN – Next week, Governor Pete Ricketts will host U.S. and Japanese business and government leaders at the 50th Annual Midwest U.S.-Japan Association (MWJA) Conference in Omaha.  Each year, the conference attracts about 400 U.S. and Japanese business executives, and will highlight the strong relationship between Japan and Midwestern states.  This year, the conference takes place September 9-11, 2018.

Gov. Ricketts Cuts Ribbon on New Prairie Catalytic Facility in Columbus

COLUMBUS – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts attended a ribbon cutting in Columbus to celebrate the grand opening of Nebraska-based Prairie Catalytic, LLC’s new $50 million bio-based ethyl acetate production facility.  Prairie Catalytic, a subsidiary of Greenyug, LLC, is a leading manufacturer of renewable chemicals.  The new facility will produce ethyl-acetate — a chemical found in dozens of common household products — by way of a proprietary manufacturing process that utilizes ethanol produced from Nebraska corn.

Gov. Ricketts Celebrates Department of Transportation-Federal Highway Administration Partnership to Deliver Infrastructure Projects More Efficiently

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts celebrated a partnership between state and federal agencies, which will help deliver infrastructure projects more efficiently in Nebraska.  At the State Capitol, Governor Ricketts hosted a signing ceremony highlighting a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).  This MOU is the next step in a series of steps by Governor Ricketts and NDOT to modernize Nebraska’s transportation system through streamlining environmental review processes and increasing efficiency.