Blueprint Nebraska Sustaining our communities and growing our economy
Chamber President Bryan Slone (far left) was the emcee at the Blueprint Nebraska report unveiling on July 30. Committee members and young professionals gathered in Omaha, Lincoln and Broken Bow for a live cast introducing the plan to Nebraska residents. Blueprint Nebraska, the long-term, strategic economic development plan is aimed at boosting the prosperity of all Nebraska's communities and residents. It comes complete with measurable economic indicators.
Blueprint Nebraska seeks to create a new standard of prosperity for all Nebraskans by leveraging and enhancing the economic advantages our state already enjoys -- our people, our places, our unique government structure, and our strong business sectors.
The plan drew unprecedented engagement from state, private sector, agricultural, education and civic leaders, including the insights of 320 diverse industry council members from across the state, and more than 7,000 Nebraskans through 60 public meetings and a statewide survey. This long-term, strategic economic development plan will be measured against a series of economic indicators and rankings to ensure success. In particular, it proposes to achieve the following by 2030:
Make Nebraska a top-three state to live in, according to various national rankings;
Create 25,000 jobs;
Grow annual income of each Nebraskan by $15,000;
Add 43,000 18-to-34-year-old residents in Nebraska; and
Boost research and development investment by $200 million annually.
Blueprint Nebraska is a natural fit with the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s work to:
Enhance the competitiveness of Nebraska’s business and entrepreneurial community;
Grow our state’s economy;
Strengthen our communities; and
Expand opportunities for Nebraska residents.
As the only statewide, broad-based business and industry association, we are proud to be a private sector partner in the Blueprint Nebraska initiative. Visit blueprint-nebraska.org to learn more.
Related: Fall Forums to Feature New Blueprint Report (link to news release.)
As the only statewide, broad-based business and industry association, we are proud to be a private sector partner in the Blueprint Nebraska initiative.