State Economic Development Director Courtney Dentlinger is resigning her post to become the Government Affairs Manager for the Nebraska Public Power District.
“Thank you to Courtney for the outstanding work she has done as the Director of the Department of Economic Development,” Gov. Pete Ricketts said in a written statement released by his office. “With the help of her team, we’ve been able to attract investments from companies like Facebook, Costco, Cargill, and others to Nebraska. Earlier this year, her team’s work helped Nebraska win the Governor’s Cup for the most economic development projects per capita of any state. It has been a privilege to work with her. She is a true public servant and will continue to serve Nebraska taxpayers well in her new capacity working for Nebraska’s largest public power district.”
Dentlinger will remain as Economic Development Director through the month of November, officially resigning on December 1st.
An interim director will be named. Governor Ricketts has begun a search for Dentlinger’s replacement.