Governor Dave Heineman’s economic development proposals to jump-start the state’s economy include one that would make use of so-called angel investors, to spur high-tech business development.
The tax credit program is contained in a bill introduced by Senator Abbie Cornett. Governor Dave Heineman says business leaders believe the state needs the angel investment program.
Another part of the Governor’s plan includes a site and building development fund. A bill introduced by Senator John Wightman would propose seed money to help communities develop commercial and industrial sites, making them ready for new business. The fund would use a portion of the real estate documentation fee paid on real estate transfers, matched equally by local communities accessing the fund.
Governor Dave Heineman says communities of all sizes could benefit.
The Governor and D-E-D director spoke about the economic development initiatives during a telephone news conference, Tuesday morning.