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– Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement today following news that President Donald J. Trump’s administration had rescinded the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Legal Permanent Residents (DAPA) program last week.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

  • 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.

  • Response Continuing for Damage Sustained in Friday Evening Storms

    June 19, 2017

    BAYARD – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts is visiting communities across Nebraska to survey storm damage and speak with local leaders following a sustained severe weather pattern that impacted communities from border to border in Nebraska.  The visits are taking place today, June 17, beginning in Bayard and ending in Plattsmouth.

  • Panhandle Tornado Relief Update

    June 19, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, the Governor’s Office issued an update regarding state assistance in Bayard and other Panhandle communities impacted by storms Monday night.  Even before the storms hit on Monday night, state agencies began providing support to impacted communities.

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on WOTUS Rollback

    June 19, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commenting on the pending rollback of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on May Tax Receipts

    June 15, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that state general fund tax receipts fell $9 million short of projections during May.

  • Gov. Ricketts Launches County Bridge Match Program in Broken Bow

    June 14, 2017

    BROKEN BOW – On Tuesday, Governor Pete Ricketts, Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) Director Kyle Schneweis, and Custer County officials launched the state’s County Bridge Match Program.  Created through the Transportation Innovation Act championed by the Governor, this program targets $40 million to repair and replace county bridges.  NDOR has selected 68 bridges for funding this year with additional projects to come.  Custer County is home to the first bridge receiving... read more