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$30,000 awarded Oakdale for planning project PDF Print E-mail

MAY 15, 2014 (LINCOLN, NEB.)—The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded $30,000 in 2014 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) first cycle Planning funding to Oakdale for ongoing planning efforts.

The grant is part of Nebraska's annual allocation of CDBG funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Funds are administered by DED.

Study Reveals Large Labor Pool in Northeast Nebraska PDF Print E-mail

LINCOLN- The Nebraska Departments of Economic Development and Labor today announced findings from the Northeast Nebraska Labor Availability Study. The study surveyed residents in and around Columbus, Fremont, Norfolk, South Sioux City, West Point, and Wayne to gauge the size of the available workforce and factors considered when choosing employment.

2014 Business and Industry Day Photos PDF Print E-mail

Click through to see the 2014 Business and Industry Day Golf, Lunch and Award photos!

Nebraska businesses and industries recognized in Kearney PDF Print E-mail

MAY 8, 2014 (KEARNEY, NEB.)—Nebraska Diplomats, company, community, and government officials gathered in Kearney today to celebrate the economic contributions of the state's businesses and industries.

With a membership of more than 360 business executives and community leaders, the Nebraska Diplomats Inc. is the largest economic development organization in Nebraska that allies with other economic development organizations to promote the state's business climate and quality of life.

New DED staff PDF Print E-mail

Kent Campbell joined DED's International Program on Monday, April 14. Kent previously worked as a Business Development Consultant for a technology company in North Dakota. He has studied and worked in China and speaks Mandarin. Kent has assisted business level refugees integrate into the US workplace. He also previously helped DED with its Reverse Trade Missions. Kent graduated from the University of Nebraska majoring in Political Science and International Affairs. At the University of Arizona, he received a Master in Public Administration in Economics, Bureaucracy and International Security.

Kent can be reached at 402-309-3359, or

Kate Ellingson joined DED on April 28 to manage its Marketing, Public Relations and Communications. For the past six years, Kate has worked at the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce where she has led public and media relations. In that role she developed and implemented strategies for social media and marketing campaigns, wrote news releases and speeches, conducted media interviews and served as a spokesperson. Prior to her work at the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Kate served as an anchor for a Lincoln news station and as an area manager for a research company. Kate graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Business Marketing.

Kate can be reached at 402-471-3749, or

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