Peter Ricketts on Jobs
Republican Senate Challenger
Developing Youth Talent: connect 7,000 Nebraskans
I am recommending the expansion of the Developing Youth Talent Initiative to connect more middle school students to opportunities in manufacturing and IT with an additional $1.25 million annually. This program has already impacted 7,000 students, and
this expansion will help reach even more. Working together to create more pathways, we can help connect more Nebraskans with the countless great opportunities available in communities statewide.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to the Nebraska legislature
, Jan 15, 2019
Grow Nebraska: create jobs by recruiting new businesses
I'm eager to work with you on four major priorities to Grow Nebraska: First, strengthening our economy and creating jobs; second, reducing taxes; third, ease regulatory burdens; and additionally, expanding educational opportunities. All of these
priorities are interconnected and are reflected in my budget recommendation.
Our new Director of Economic Development will help us realize the untapped potential in our state, and we will be well-served with her track record of recruiting businesses.
We want the world to know Nebraska welcomes business investment and has good jobs in great communities.
But creating jobs is more than just a marketing focus or incentives.
We need to evaluate what we are doing to encourage small business to expand and grow. We need to have a plan to attract business investment as well as business relocations. We need to be strategic and aggressive about trade opportunities.
Source: State of the State address to 2015 Nebraska Legislature
, Jan 22, 2015
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