Nebraska’s time is now.
In 2012, our state finds itself uniquely positioned with opportunities to build on our current economic strength while diversifying our economy and ensuring long-term success. This is the result of the focused and strategic efforts of Nebraskans.
Nebraska’s financial health continues to be stronger than other states. Working together, our governments, businesses and households have been fiscally responsible. We do not spend money that we do not have.
Legislatively, we have worked hard in recent years to move Nebraska forward. In 2011, the Legislature passed my “Talent and Innovation Initiative.” I appreciate the support of the State Chamber on this important package of new tools that will help Nebraska communities well into the 21st century.
To ensure an even stronger future, we must continue to focus on three basic principles: growing our economy, strengthening education and developing an even more efficient government. Growing our economy means prioritizing job creation. This is why it is imperative that government be an active partner with our private sector.
Our efforts to modernize Nebraska’s economic incentive programs and lower taxes have resulted in a stronger, more stable economy in Nebraska.
We have worked hard to position Nebraska as an attractive place to live, work and raise a family. These are the essential building blocks for Nebraska’s economy – and I know State Chamber members share this vision for our state.
When I look across our state, I see unlimited potential. Our people, our values and our resolve provide us with a rock solid foundation from which to build and the tools we need to navigate the future.
As Nebraskans have always done, we will meet our challenges head on and blaze new trails for our state. I wish you all the best in 2012. Thank you for your support.
Central Data Storage
Nebraska Public Power District
First National Bank of Omaha
National Safety Council