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Read the stories below to learn more about our people, programs and projects that are strengthening Nebraska’s economy.

Connecting UNK with Greater Nebraska

By Jackie Ostrowicki

The center, currently under development, will connect UNK with people and nonprofits, public agencies and businesses—like Joe Johnson and the engineering firm Olsson—and strengthen Kearney’s role as a regional hub.

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Developing Apps for Local Businesses

By Jackie Ostrowicki

An app created by undergraduate student Luke Bogus and a team at UNL’s Raikes School is aimed at helping local restaurants and small shops feeling the economic impacts of the pandemic.

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Addressing the Nursing Shortage

By Jackie Ostrowicki

Nebraska’s nursing and allied health workforce shortages have become more acute with COVID-19. UNMC is addressing this through expanded programs, providing a flow of new healthcare professionals like Shahnaz Benner during a critical time.

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Growing Small Business in Nebraska

By Jackie Ostrowicki

Supporting business growth and economic development across the state with no-cost, essential business services and programs is everyday work for Catherine Lang and the UNO center she runs.

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