Information on how Nebraska ranks among the states on a number of issues is only a click of the mouse away.
Governor Pete Ricketts has unveiled the “How Nebraska Ranks” webpage on his official website. Ricketts hopes the page can be used as a recruiting tool.
“This is one of the ways that just people in Nebraska can talk to people outside the state about why we have the best place in the world to live,” Ricketts tells reporters at a Capitol news conference. “That we have a great system of education, that we’re a healthy state, that we’re a very fiscally stable state. And, if you look at things such as our credit rating and how much debt we have, people can feel confident we they move here. But, it’s also for us to judge ourselves, about how we’re doing with regard to tax burden and economic growth.”
“If you’re somebody who is trying to convince a friend or family member why they should come back to Nebraska, this is a great resource that is available to anyone to be able to go in and check it out and say, ‘Hey, I can tell you Nebraska is a great place, because I live here, but I also want to show you that if you look at these statistics, it’s borne out there as well,’” according to Ricketts.
Ricketts notes that Nebraska ranks number one with the lowest unemployment rate. But, that low rate indicates Nebraska needs to recruit workers to the state.
Ricketts says the webpage will reveal places Nebraska does well and places where it needs to improve.
AUDIO: Gov. Pete Ricketts opens news conference on “How Nebraska Ranks” webpage. [4 min.]