Article By: The Fremont Tribune | Gov. Dave Heineman
We are always looking for ways to improve business and create jobs in our state. Providing a quality education for our young people is essential and we must have high-quality jobs that will keep our best and brightest here in Nebraska so that they can live, work and raise a family.
In 2005, I worked with legislative leaders to craft a comprehensive update to Nebraska’s business incentives known as the Nebraska Advantage Act, which took effect in January 2006. Since taking effect, we have updated and improved the Nebraska Advantage several times in order to keep Nebraska competitive as we compete for jobs in today’s global, technology driven, free market economy.
I am pleased to announce that we have recently reached a significant milestone with the Nebraska Advantage. Since 2006, we have received more than 400 applications representing nearly $9.8 billion in investment and more than 25,000 jobs.
The Nebraska Advantage Act, a tiered incentive program designed to spotlight Nebraska as the preferred location for starting and growing businesses, was again improved during this recent legislative session.Read the rest of the article online here