Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts Says Economic Development Starts With Relationships
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
C-suite leaders who enter government often say they’ll run administration like they do a corporation. That doesn’t always work out in practice, but there are certainly some lessons and principles that can carry over into public office.
During an interview with Chief Executive for the upcoming Midwest economic development report, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said he’s taking a hands-on approach with Nebraska’s “customers” and fostering a culture of continuous improvement in state government.
Ricketts took office in January 2015. He was formerly the Chief Operating Officer and a board member at TD Ameritrade, so he thinks like a business leader. In 2007, he also founded and lead the Platt Institute for Economic Research, a free market think tank that conducts research in economic, tax, education and healthcare policy.