LINCOLN – NE Chamber leaders today outlined proactive measures it will promote through 2022 to help Nebraska families and the state economy recover from the economic setbacks of the coronavirus pandemic and propel the state into new heights of economic prosperity, population and job growth, and business investment.
The NE Chamber’s “Back to Business” initiative is a commitment to a statewide action plan that leverages both policy measures and community partnerships to enhance Nebraska’s economic competitiveness and attract new residents and business investment. It is a commitment to resolutely bridging differences and seeking consensus on the state’s economic path forward.
“We’ve been hit hard. No question,” said Bryan Slone, NE Chamber president. “Our focus for the next two years must be two-fold, keep people safe and businesses open and take bold steps for economic recovery.”
Two priorities drive the Back to Business agenda:
The agenda promotes leveraging opportunities presented by:
“The race to economic recovery and talent attraction has already begun. Several states are investigating revolutionary measures to drive new population and economic growth,” said Slone. “That can be Nebraska. The resilience of our state finances, key sectors and even employment numbers gives us a competitive edge in that race. Our economic and quality-of-life advantages today are the secret to a healthy and growing economy tomorrow.”
The Back to Business agenda reaffirms and complements 15 initiatives outlined in the Blueprint Nebraska statewide strategic plan for economic development. The report involved input from more than 7,000 Nebraskans and expertise of 320 state, private sector, agriculture, education and civic leaders. In 2019, the NE Chamber signed on as a strategic partner in Blueprint Nebraska. Learn more at Blueprint-Nebraska.org.
The NE Chamber is the largest, statewide business association and has proudly served as the voice of Nebraska’s business community since 1912. The organization promotes and protects Nebraska’s free enterprise system by ensuring a competitive business climate, economic growth and greater prosperity for all Nebraskans. The full Back to Business agenda is available at nechamber.com.
Files for reference
Back to Business Priorities
Back to Business Priority Matrix
Back to Business PowerPoint Presentation
Back to Business Briefing Video