President Bounds’ statement on the Economic Forecasting Advisory Board revenue projections

Oct. 26, 2018

University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds issued the following statement regarding the Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board’s updated projections for increased revenue in the 2019-21 biennium:

“Nebraska has weathered a difficult fiscal period and clearly our budgetary work is not over. At the same time, we have an opportunity to send a message to the young people and businesses we want to retain and attract to our state that we’re invested in the future. The Chamber of Commerce reported this week that there are 58,000 open and unfilled jobs in Nebraska. We won’t be able to meet our critical workforce needs without outstanding and affordable higher education. I’m optimistic that we can pull together as a state and build an economy and quality of life that will make Nebraska the best place to live, work and raise a family.”

Hank Bounds
President, University of Nebraska