In recent years, the Cornhusker State’s agriculture industry set all-time highs for beef exports and corn and soybean production, while manufacturing employment neared an all-time high. The growth has pushed state revenues more than $1.4 billion above forecast. Nebraska also continues to attract a growing number of venture capitalists and startup companies. 2021 was a record year for Nebraska startups that closed on more than $300 million in funding for 40 deals, making more than $1 billion in venture capital in the state raised in the past decade, according to Invest Nebraska. That startup momentum continued into 2022.
Nebraska Advantage Act: Offers credits against sales tax, income tax and employee withholding obligations. Companies may be eligible for a refund of sales tax on a project’s capital purchases and real and personal property tax benefits and exemptions.
The Customized Job Training Program: Provides employee training assistance to businesses that expand and diversify the state’s economic base.
The Intern Nebraska Grant Program (InternNE): Provides financial assistance to businesses that create new internships. InternNE can reimburse up to 50% of an intern’s wages, up to $5,000 per internship and up to 75% of wages or $7,500 per internship for those receiving a Pell Grant.
NMotion announced in June 2022 more than $3.7 mil- lion in new investments to start and grow 24 Nebraska startups over the next two years, expand the accelerator’s programming and create an Omaha location at Millwork Commons. NMotion will offer investment, support, mentorship and access to in-state and out-of-state capital to staff small businesses and startups. Companies and startups that land a spot in the accelerator will receive $100,000 investment from NMotion through gener8tor’s venture fund and Invest Nebraska.
Four Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in the state:
Other big companies with operations in the state include:
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process
Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:
Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns. They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning. Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process. This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented. If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form. The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations.
Limited space available.
10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS
General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.
The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.