Last month, Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) Economic Development team members attended the annual Nebraska Economic Developers Association (NEDA) annual conference in Lincoln at Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC).
In addition to tours, training sessions and speakers, the conference served as the organization’s 50th-anniversary celebration. One conference highlight was the past NEDA president’s panel. The panel, which included Economic Development Manager Nicole Sedlacek, was moderated by another NEDA past president, Senior Economic Development Consultant Rick Nelsen.
Conference topics ranged from housing, childcare, workforce and state programs. Mark C. Perna gave the keynote address, a high-energy overview of Gen Z, and their wants and needs in a career path.
The NPPD team facilitated a conversation about how local economic developers can work with their utility when pursuing projects.
Sedlacek said, “The NEDA annual conference is a fantastic opportunity for professional development for our team. We learn more about the issues important to our customer communities. The conference also gives us a chance to connect with local economic developers across the state so they know we are there to support their efforts. The relationships built put us all in a better position to grow our economy.”
In addition to taking in the conference, NPPD proudly supports the conference with a sponsorship as well as NEDA board and committee participation.
For more information on the Nebraska Economic Developers Association, reach out to the NPPD consultant in your area or go to https://www.neda1.org.