* MEDIA ADVISORY *

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.

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

WHERE:
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.

WHAT:
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.

AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS:

  • 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