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Ricketts to host summit to break Nebraska economic barriers

Feb 24, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says the state must reevaluate its policies and marketing to reach its economic potential.

Ricketts announced the first annual Governor's Summit on Economic Development in a news conference Tuesday.

Community and business leaders will gather at the summit on July 12 to discuss the obstacles preventing economic growth.

The state hired independent research center SRI International earlier this year to gather input from community and business leaders across the state. Ricketts says SRI identified three key issues: workforce, housing and innovation. The summit will facilitate strategies to address those roadblocks.

The summit will be open to the public at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, and will include presentations from SRI International and Development Counsellors International.

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