Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced Aulick Industries of Scottsbluff, Becton Dickinson of Broken Bow, and Cyclonaire of York as the 2017 grant recipients for the Nebraska Developing Youth Talent Initiative (DYTI), a program that connects young Nebraskans to careers in the manufacturing and technology sectors. Governor Ricketts proposed the DYTI in January 2015 to foster partnerships between private industries and public schools that promote engagement in hands-on career exploration and relevant workplace learning for 7th and 8th grade students.
Gov. Pete Ricketts encourages Nebraska business leaders to participate in the 2nd annual Governor’s Economic Summit on July 13th in Lincoln. All events for the day-long summit will be held at the Cornhusker-A Marriott Hotel; 333 S. 13th St. This year’s forum, which is open to the public, will include an evening reception to celebrate 50 years of service for two statewide economic organizations; the Nebraska Diplomats and the Department of Economic Development (DED).
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). “In Nebraska, we export $8.5 billion worth of total exports every year, making international trade a vital part of the state’s economy,” said Governor Ricketts. “My administration will continue to focus on trade and the opportunities it brings to Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and manufacturers to help grow our state.”
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. 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 Costco to a dedicated network of producers in eastern Nebraska.