AEDI/Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States Minimize the Impact of Automation on Middle Class & Unemployment CHICAGO-(July 15, 2014)-“Rapid technological advances will spread a new wave of automation across the U.S., increasing unemployment, depressing American consumer spending and further shrinking the middle class. It is a Catch 22-we need automated manufacturing if we are to […]
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and various economic websites reveal that Nebraska offers the nation’s second-lowest cost of living. That’s according to a “cost of living index” published at Top50States.com. In 2013, Nebraska’s cost of living was second only to that of top-ranked Mississippi, according to the index. Rounding out the best five […]
(Reliable Plant) — ReliablePlant.com is reporting that “for the third year in a row, industrial employment in Nebraska posted a gain.” That’s according to the 2014 Nebraska Manufacturers Register, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers’ News Inc. According to the report, “Nebraska gained 1,731 manufacturing jobs from July 2012 to July 2013, and is now home to 2,765 manufacturers employing […]
Five years after the Great Recession officially ended, most states still haven’t regained all the jobs they lost, even though the nation as a whole has. In May, the overall economy finally recovered all 9 million jobs that vanished in the worst downturn since the 1930s. Another month of solid hiring is expected in the […]
Source: Wall Street Journal DILLER, Neb., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc., today announced the official dedication of the Steele Flats Wind Energy Center, located in Jefferson and Gage counties, Nebraska. Approximately 100 local residents, community leaders, and state officials gathered today at the new wind facility, which […]
All 50 states are scored on 56 measures of competitiveness, developed using input from business groups, economic development experts, companies and the states themselves. States receive points based on their rankings in each metric. Those metrics are then separated into 10 broad categories, weighting the categories based on how frequently they are cited in state economic […]
Nebraska businesses and industries were recently recognized in Kearney. Congratulations to the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Baldwin Filters, and Younes Hospitality for receiving the Diplomats Presidents Excellence in Business Awards.
The University of Nebraska recently announced the winner of the 2014 Walter Scott Entrepreneurial Business Award. This year’s winner is Hollman Media, LLC, a Kearney-based web development business founded by University of Nebraska at Kearney graduates Travis and Angela Hollman. The award is designed to encourage existing businesses with a presence in Nebraska to create […]
The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has designated Central City as a “Certified DED Leadership Development Community.” Congratulations Central City! http://www.neded.org/news/248-april-2014/1681-central-city-earns-leadership-certification
The Nebraska Department of Agriculture Unveils New Marketing Video.