Omaha World-Herald Editorial: Blueprint Nebraska has potential to address important needs across the state

The Nebraska Blueprint initiative is a worthy project that aims big. It’s drawing input from
Nebraskans across the state for a long-term strategy to maximize economic development and improvements in Nebraskans’ quality of life.

The project has significant pluses. It has strong support from a wide range of state
organizations, businesses and community leaders. Jim Smith, a capable former state senator from Papillion, is the initiative’s executive director . . . Blueprint Nebraska has 16 “industry
councils” to gather information on specific issues and develop strategies. Read more here.

The program is similar to Blueprint Mississippi, of which University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds was part before he came to Nebraska. Bounds has said the program in Mississippi
generated thousands of high-paying, long-lasting jobs. Source: 
Papillion Sen. Jim Smith resigns from Legislature early to take on new role with economic group, Omaha World-Herald,
July 10, 2018

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Links to More Information

Blueprint Nebraska Survey & Report
In Spring 2019, the Steering Committee will issue a comprehensive report that will recommend five or six areas that it believes Nebraskans must focus on in order to achieve the ultimate goal of
long-lasting economic prosperity for everyone.
Click here to learn more and to link to the Blueprint Nebraska Survey.