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Approaches to Economic Development

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Fall 2019 Webinar Line-Up

September 20, 2019 – Approaches to Economic Development (Eric Thompson)

This webinar will examine the topic of economic development policy from an economics perspective. Topics will include the role of industrial clusters, incentive policy, entrepreneurship, labor force development and the skills gap in influencing the rate of growth in the state economy.



October 18, 2019 - How to Use 2019 Nebraska Thriving Index (Mitch Herian)

The first report of its kind for rural areas of the state, the Nebraska Thriving Index is a benchmarking tool to help leaders spot trends and drill down into potential causes at a regional level. Dr. Mitch Herian, project director of the Bureau of Business Research, will discuss the findings including the state’s regions strong for economic growth, quality of life and social capital, and concerns in education and skill. The index is supported and administrated by the Rural Futures Institute at the University of Nebraska, and both the full report and interactive comparison tool are available at ruralfutures.nebraska.edu/nethrivingindex.

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November 8, 2019 - Economic Impact of Craft Brewery (Eric Thompson)

Craft breweries are a growing industry in Nebraska as well as a new amenity in local communities throughout the state. This webinar will share the results of a recently completed study of the Nebraska craft brewery industry, looking at its state and local economic impact and contributions to local quality of life.

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December 13, 2019 - The Nebraska Economic Forecast (Eric Thompson)

This webinar will cover the newly released economic outlook for Nebraska for the balance of 2020 and beyond. The forecast, produced as a collaboration by the Nebraska Business Forecast Council and the Bureau, will include the outlook for farm income and non-farm employment as well as expectations for key industries such as manufacturing, construction, health care, retail, finance and services. The webinar will also discuss the national economic outlook and expected trends in both personal income and taxable sales in Nebraska.

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