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Marketers consider ways to share Nebraska’s quality of life

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A forum in Kearney this week brought together economic development leaders from across the region. Organizers say the goal was to let attendees provide input on ways to grow local economies and to improve the overall quality of life in Nebraska. Dave Snitley, president of Firespring Marketing and Advertising in Lincoln, was the forum’s moderator. […]

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Group says Nebraska farmers missing out on big cash crop

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The Nebraska Hemp Association would like Governor Pete Ricketts will look into the development of industrial hemp as a cash crop for Nebraska farmers. President Bill Alchord says a law was passed in 2014 to legalize the development of a pilot program at postsecondary institutions and the Department of Agriculture for research but that will […]

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Ricketts taps private engineer with public background to lead DNR

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has chosen an engineer in the private sector with a public sector background to be the new Nebraska Department of Natural Resources Director. Jeff Fassett currently is the Director of the Water Rights Strategic Program for HDR Engineering. At HDR, Fassett worked on water supply, water rights, and water resources development projects […]

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Scientists call for ban on future oil sands development

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As TransCanada continues the push to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline across Nebraska, a new effort is emerging to put a moratorium on all oil sands development in North America. Sarah Hobbie, a professor at the University of Minnesota, is among more than 100 climate scientists, economists and biologists who’ve signed an open letter, […]

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Rallying the troops, state’s new economic development boss takes tour

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Nebraska’s economic development director has been on the road the past few weeks, visiting community and business leaders in cities all across the state. Brenda Hicks-Sorenson says her tour of Nebraska has taken her to small towns and big metro areas. “I’ve been focusing on listening and talking to as many partners as well as […]

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Nebraska hospitals tout Medicaid expansion as economic development

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The Nebraska Hospital Association says the state is passing up an economic opportunity by refusing to expand Medicaid. Nebraska Hospital Association is touting a study by University of Nebraska-Kearney professors which concludes Medicaid expansion would draw down billions of federal funds and sustain nearly 47,000 jobs. The Unicameral will once again consider expanding Medicaid under […]

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Norton USD 211 School Board Agenda

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The update on the curriculum issues and the board goals will be items for the USD 211 Norton Board of Education tonight.  The board will receive the presentation on the revised curriculums for applied tech and social studies.  They will review the PD 360 online professional development and review the status of the transition from the current state standards to ...

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Economic Development Notes

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THE UPDATE ON PROJECTS WERE THE MAJOR ITEMS FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD LAST NIGHT.  THE GRANT APPLICATION HAS BEEN TURNED IN FOR THE RENOVATION OF THE DOCTORS CLINIC FOR COLBY COMMUNITY COLLEGE.  THE TOTAL COST OF THE PROJECT WILL BE 416 THOUSAND DOLLARS.  THE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE MADE THE THIRD WEEK OF AUGUST AND THEN OTHER ...

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Economic Development Agenda

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENDA  7/12/11  DW   THE UPDATE ON PROJECTS WILL HIGHLIGHT THE AGENDA FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD TONIGHT.  THE BOARD WILL REVIEW THE AG VALLEY CONTRACT, THE BUSINESS AND VISITOR STATION AND THE HEATON BUILDING.  THEY WILL DISCUSS A GEOMETRIC IMPROVEMENT PROJECT FOR THE CITY OF NORTON.  THE BOARD WILL ADDRESS THE CONTRACT WITH THE ...

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Economic Development Agenda

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THE UPDATE ON THE BUSINESS CHANGES AND THE PRISON WORK CREW WILL BE ITEMS DISCUSSED DURING THE MEETING OF THE NORTON CITY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD TONIGHT.  THE BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP AT BELLA SOLE AND WOODY’S DINER, FORMERLY ADVENTURES.  THEY WILL DISCUSS THE Z WIRELESS STORE THAT WILL BE COMING AS WELL AS A STORE SELLING ...

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Business in the Spotlight

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The Norton City County Economic Developent salutes a Norton County business as a Business in the Spotlight each month.  BUSINESS IN THE SPOTLIGHT  2/24/11  DW  Moffet Drug Store, in business since 1943, remains a mainstay in downtown Norton.  Moffet’s features the original and still working fountain and counter.  Former owners, Don and Willa Vollertsen bought the store from Melvin Moffet, ...

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