Wayne, Nebraska (KTIV) — Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts was in Wayne, Nebraska, on Wednesday, June 12, to recognize economic achievements in the state over the past year, in the face of adversity due to flooding.
For the third year in a row, Nebraska was awarded the Governor’s Cup by Insight Magazine. It’s given to the state with the most economic development projects, per capita, in the United States.
Governor Ricketts reminded everyone, the accomplishments and resolve of Nebraskans continue, in spite of setbacks such as the devastating flooding in the state this year. He says it shows how committed Nebraskans are to overcoming adversity.
“That same Nebraska grit and spirit that we’re using right now to recover from this flood. And the same selfless spirit of community from Nebraskans is that they’ve helped their neighbors clean up after the flood and get back on their feet,” said Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, (R) Nebraska.
Governor Ricketts thanked the federal government for its financial assistance in flood recovery.
Ricketts also thanked “Nebraska Diplomats” for helping to keep the state’s economy growing. “Nebraska Diplomats, Inc.” is the largest economic development organization in Nebraska.
The governor presented awards, from “Nebraska Diplomats”, to Columbus as the northeast Nebraska “community of the year,” Norfolk businessman Jim Bradford, Junior, as northeast Nebraska “diplomat of the year,” and Two Rivers Irrigation as northeast Nebraska “business of the year.”