EDGE Host Lt. Gov. Foley

Monday, July 18, 2016

Falls City EDGE hosted Lt. Governor Mike Foley’s visit to Falls City on January 14th at the Grand Weaver Hotel.  Lt. Governor Foley was traveling the state as a part of the Governor’s initiative to deliver the State of the State speech to constituents across Nebraska.  Lt. Governor Foley highlighted property tax relief, a more efficient government and growing Nebraska by creating more and better paying jobs as key focuses of his administration in 2016.

The data shows that Nebraska’s economic growth rate is sluggish and we are 28th in the nation in employment growth.  Our rankings for GDP and personal income growth are also in the middle of the pack and Governor Ricketts’ notes, “There is nothing competitive about being in the middle of the pack” which is why he plans to host an Economic Development Summit in July.  This summit will serve as an annual event 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.  The summit will bring together Nebraskans who are dedicated to growing our state which will improve our growth rate, GDP rankings and personal income levels.  Governor Ricketts’ knows Nebraskans can create the best political and business environment in the nation!

To review the entire State of the State address please visit Governor Pete Ricketts’ website: https://governor.nebraska.gov/press/governor-ricketts-state-state-address.   



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