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Gov. Ricketts Invites Nebraskans to Register for the 2019 Governor’s Economic Development Summit

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Gov. Ricketts Invites Nebraskans to Register for the 2019 Governor’s Economic Development Summit


LINCOLN –Today, Governor Pete Ricketts encouraged the public to register for the 4th Annual Nebraska Governor’s Economic Development Summit, which will take place July 17, 2019.  At the summit, Governor Ricketts will host Gallup Chairman and CEO Jim Clifton, who is this year’s keynote speaker.


"Jim leads one of the world’s most respected research and analytics firms.  He is also a leading expert on key issues like workplace improvement and talent development that influence states’ economic success,” said Governor Ricketts.  “We are incredibly pleased that he will be sharing his insights at this year’s summit.  If you have yet to register for this event, please do so and join us in July.”


Jim Clifton has served as CEO of Gallup since 1988.  Under his leadership, the company has expanded from a predominately U.S.-based firm to a global organization with 30 offices in 20 countries and regions.  Clifton also created The Gallup Path, a metric-based economic model that applies insights on human behavior in the workplace to enhance customer engagement and drive business outcomes.  Among other innovations, Clifton initiated the Gallup World Poll, which is designed to give the world’s citizens a voice on key global issues. He is scheduled to speak at 12:15 pm on July 17th.


To register for the Summit, click here.


Now in its fourth year, the Governor’s Summit is Nebraska’s premier forum to discuss economic development issues.  The annual event brings together leaders and representatives from Nebraska’s business and economic development communities to collaboratively discuss opportunities and challenges related to economic growth.


Sessions will cover issues ranging from Nebraska’s business climate to talent recruitment, housing, education, and workforce development.


The Summit will take place at the Cornhusker Marriot Hotel in downtown Lincoln, and will run from 8:30 am to 3:45 pm.  A full event schedule and other detailed information, including