News

Magazine Ranks Nebraska Number 1

Magazine Ranks Nebraska Number 1

Photo: clipart.com

Site Selection Magazine lists Nebraska as the number one state in the nation with the most qualifying new and expanded facilities per capita. Governor Dave Heineman says this honor recognizes the state’s economic development success.

Heineman says there are several reasons the state took home this honor.

The magazine stated “Nebraska’s ranking as the top state for projects per capita is evidence of a highly successful economic development strategy.” The Omaha metropolitan area was ranked number one in Tier Two of new and expanded corporate facilities in 2013 for areas with populations between 200,000 and 1-million.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Prison Delays May Cause Legal Action

money 20

Iowa’s top prison official says legal action is likely against the designers blamed for months of delays in opening a new state prison.

in Local

Officials Say Power Transmission Line Would be Good For Nebraska

electric poles

Officials say the high-voltage electrical transmission line that's proposed to cut through 220 miles of Nebraska's Sand Hills region is designed to have a positive impact on the entire state's power infrastructure.

in Local

Ricketts To Offer Fresh Perspective On Corrections

prison

Governor-elect Pete Ricketts promises to bring a fresh perspective to the prison problem in Nebraska.

in Local

Rail Board Busy

BNSF train 41714

With one major rail construction project on the board and several more possibilities, the South Dakota State Rail Board has become quite active.

in Local

City May Change Plans For Land

for sale

A recent study by a Chicago consulting firm found that the retail market in Yankton is pretty well served, with little room for any more large stores.