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Report: 1 in 6 Nebraska businesses fear closing for good

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The coronavirus has hurt a vast majority of Nebraska's businesses and about one in six of them are worried that it will force them to close their doors permanently.

That's according to a report released Tuesday by the Nebraska Business Development Center at the University of Nebraska Omaha. The report highlights the sweeping damage caused by business closures and social-distancing measures to keep the virus from spreading.

It says 87% of Nebraska businesses have been hurt because of the pandemic.

The hardest-hit industries were arts, entertainment and recreation; health care and social assistance; educational services; and food services.


May 19 Update: Gov. Ricketts discusses outlook of businesses in Nebraska

Report: 1 in 6 Nebraska businesses fear closing for goodFor the full story:

Posted by KTIV News 4 on Tuesday, May 19, 2020

LINCOLN, Neb. (KTIV) -- Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts held his daily news conference Tuesday at 2 p.m. to update the public on the state's response to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

KTIV App Users: To watch the news conference on, click here.

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