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Growing Jobs and Preparing High School Students for Their First Job in Lincoln, Nebraska

Combating brain drain is a long-running theme in mid-major metro areas like Lincoln.  In our community (and in other communities just like ours) we spend our resources educating students only to lose them to other cities for higher education or job opportunities. It’s not a poor reflection on what Lincoln... more


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Innovation & Technology Push Business Growth in Lincoln, Nebraska

In case you missed it during your daily commute… The faces behind some of the nation’s fastest growing companies were greeting you from billboards around town. Why do I point this out to you in a Strictly Business Magazine column? Because the innovative companies featured in the ads were located... more


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Lincoln Chamber Supports The Lincoln Public Schools Bond Issue and Development of Career Academy Program

At their January meeting, the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution of support for the Lincoln Public Schools February bond issue.  The vote will be the first large-scale vote to take place in Lincoln by mail-in ballot.  Look for your ballot in the mail in... more


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Partnership for Economic Development Focuses on Technology, Computer Science Education and Growing Jobs in Lincoln, NE

The next generation of our workforce faces both opportunities and challenges.  If the recent economic recession has taught us anything, it is that jobs are at a premium and skilled workers in specialized fields will find ample career openings.  For example, by the year 2020 projections show there will be... more


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Remember to “Buy Lincoln First” This Holiday Season To Help Decrease Taxes and Promote Job Growth

On behalf of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, I would like to take a moment to wish everyone a happy holiday season.  I encourage you to spend time with those closest to you and thank them for the contributions they have made to your life.  Personally, I’m thankful for the... more


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Spotlighting Lincoln for a National Audience With New Lincoln Mobile App and Visits by National Journalists

Lincoln is clearly a city on the move.  New developments, both in the heart of the city and on its edges, are pushing a population boom and in the past year alone, we have moved past our pre-recession levels for employment.  To capitalize on our community’s growing successes, the Lincoln... more


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Jobs, Entertainment, & Innovation Shape Lincoln, Nebraska and Increase Opportunity For Businesses

Lincoln continues on an economic path to prosperity.  Job growth, a new entertainment district, and a continued push for technology start-up companies are fueling the income growth. In September, the Lincoln Chamber was part of a trade mission to Japan that resulted in a new company coming to Lincoln.  Japanese... more


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Lincoln is a Travel Destination

Good news this month for Lincoln and the State of Nebraska. The State’s Tourism Commission published its latest findings on the financial impact of visitors traveling to our state and the numbers confirm our anecdotal evidence that travel and tourism is a booming business. The published findings show total spending... more


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Lincoln Chosen to Host Prestigious National Sports Competition: Wendy Birdsall, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce President

Tourism is the third largest industry and revenue source in Nebraska. Each year, the state brings in over $3.3 billion in tourism dollars. Not only is it a revenue generator, tourism also provides a showcase for our first class restaurants, athletic facilities, and entertainment options. Years of hard work to... more


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National Experts Assess Lincoln’s Economic Development Efforts

Our annual economic development breakfast happened to fall 10 years to the day of the release of the Angelou Economics Strategic Plan for Economic Development. As we concluded the event, it struck me how much change has taken place in the last decade. Since the release of the report, there... more



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