Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Initiative aims to produce comprehensive plan to invigorate Nebraska’s economy, workforce

LINCOLN – On Friday morning, May 11, leaders in Nebraska business, agriculture, government and education will launch “Blueprint Nebraska,” a citizen-led, statewide economic development initiative.  The news media and public are invited to join the launch at one of three locations – Scottsbluff, Lincoln and Omaha – or by watching NET’s live online streaming service.

Friday, May 11, 2018
10:30 a.m. Central (9:30 a.m. Mountain)

Lincoln: Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET), 1800 North 33rd Street.
Omaha: Union Pacific, 1400 Douglas Street. (See below for specific instructions.)
Scottsbluff: Scottsbluff Vocational Rehabilitation, 505A Broadway, Suite 500.

Note: Press attending the announcement at Union Pacific’s headquarters at 1400 Douglas Street in Omaha should notify Raquel Espinoza at erfcvabmn@hc.pbz or (713) 962-8155.  Before the event, a Union Pacific representative will escort members of the media from the lobby to the announcement location.  Recording of the live announcement will not be permitted.

Business and civic leaders will unveil Blueprint Nebraska, a statewide endeavor that aims to help usher a new era of economic growth and prosperity.  The Blueprint Nebraska process will engage residents in a sustained effort to build and implement a plan that seeks to boost economic growth, increase competitiveness and deliver more opportunity.


  • Lincoln: Pete Ricketts, Governor, State of Nebraska, Hank Bounds, President, University of Nebraska System, Bryan Slone, President, Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Omaha: Lance Fritz, Chairman, President & CEO, Union Pacific Railroad
  • Scottsbluff: Owen Palm, President & CEO, 21st Century Equipment LLC

ONLINE INFORMATION:  blueprint-nebraska.org