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  • Gov. Ricketts Thanks Economic Development Director for Growing Nebraska

    July 22, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts thanked outgoing Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) Director Dave Rippe for his outstanding service.  During his tenure, Rippe helped grow the State of Nebraska and led Nebraska to win national economic development awards.  Rippe is departing the agency to return home to Hastings where he will work in real estate and talent development.
  • Flags to Fly at Half-Staff on Tuesday to Honor Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens

    July 22, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with a proclamation from President Donald J. Trump, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who passed away.  Justice Stevens served on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1975 to 2010.
  • Gov. Ricketts Hosts Retired Nebraska Astronaut Clayton Anderson on “The Nebraska Way” Podcast

    July 20, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts released the fourth episode of “The Nebraska Way” featuring retired Nebraska NASA astronaut Clayton Anderson.  In their conversation, they talk about how Clayton’s upbringing in Nebraska impacted his career path, his time in space, various books he has published, and how perseverance and determination got him to where he is today.
  • Gov. Ricketts Encourages Participation in Trade Mission to Germany

    July 18, 2019
    LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts encourages ag producers and businesses across Nebraska to consider joining the November 9-16, 2019 International Trade Mission to Germany.  Officials from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) will accompany Gov. Ricketts and Nebraska businesses on the trade mission.  The delegation will visit Berlin, Lower Saxony, and North-Rhine Westphalia.
  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Appointments to Boards and Commissions

    July 18, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced recent appointments he has made to fill Nebraska’s boards and commissions.
  • Gov. Ricketts Hosts 2019 Governor’s Economic Development Summit

    July 17, 2019
    LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts, State teammates, and over 450 community leaders and economic development professionals gathered today in Lincoln for the annual Governor’s Summit on Economic Development. 
  • Gov. Ricketts, State Leaders Debut Talent Recruitment Website

    July 17, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, during the Governor’s Summit on Economic Development, Governor Pete Ricketts unveiled a new website (www.thegoodlifeiscalling.com) to recruit talent to Nebraska.  Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) Director Dave Rippe and Nebraska Department of Labor (DOL) Commissioner John Albin joined the Governor to debut the website.  Its purpose is to inspire people to choose Nebraska as a ... read more
  • Gov. Ricketts Hosts former Nebraska Gov. Kay Orr on “The Nebraska Way” Podcast

    July 17, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts released the third episode of “The Nebraska Way” featuring former Nebraska Governor Kay Orr.  In their conversation, they talk about Governor Orr’s friendship with President Ronald Reagan, her time in public office, pro-life issues, the dangers of marijuana, and their shared love of books and history.
  • Gov. Ricketts Announces “Sorghum Cares” Initiative with Sorghum Producers Association and Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs

    July 15, 2019
    LINCOLN – This morning, Governor Pete Ricketts announced a new volunteer initiative, “Sorghum Cares: Preserving Our Heritage. Building Our Future,” to collect and preserve the stories of Nebraska veterans.  The Nebraska Sorghum Producers Association (NeSPA) and Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs (NDVA) have partnered to launch the initiative, with key support from Humanities Nebraska.
  • Gov. Ricketts: “Growth Sets State on Path to Property Tax Relief”

    July 15, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that final state general fund tax receipts for Fiscal Year 2018-19 exceeded projections by $176 million.