The City of Bellevue was well represented today at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln today as Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) hosted a first-of-its-kind “Governor’s Summit on Economic Development”. Bellevue Mayor Rita Sanders was joined by Assistant City Administrator Larry Burks and Chief Building Inspector Mike Christensen at the day long event.
The goal of this summit is to serve as an annual avenue for Nebraska’s business and economic development community members to share ideas and provide input to state government in key policy areas including workforce development, tax policy, and business attraction. In a press release issued prior to the meeting, Governor Ricketts commented, “The summit will bring together Nebraskans who are dedicated to growing our state.” “This event will provide an annual opportunity for Nebraska’s business and economic development community members to carry on a conversation about how to attract new businesses, retain existing ones, and create good-paying jobs for the next generation.”
DED Director Courtney Dentlinger commented in a separate release, “It’s very important that we are continually assessing and reassessing our competitive advantages as a state. Economic Development is very competitive. We are looking not just at other states, but globally. How do we make Nebraska stand out?”
The City of Bellevue was excited to participate in this summit and looks forward to future meetings to help the State of Nebraska and Bellevue grow and prosper.