Gov. Ricketts Announces Nebraska’s Second Consecutive Silver Shovel Award for Economic Development
26 Jun 2020
Today (June 25), Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Nebraska has received a major economic development award. For the second year in a row, Area Development—the leading executive magazine covering corporate site selection and relocation—has honored the State with a Silver Shovel. The award recognizes Nebraska’s successful recruitment of high-value, job-creating investment projects in 2019.
“Nebraska continues to attract major investments from internationally renowned job creators thanks to our hardworking people, welcoming communities, and business-friendly climate,” said Gov. Ricketts. “The Silver Shovel Award underscores our state’s reputation as a great place to invest and grow a business.”
The Gold and Silver Shovel Awards rank each state’s ten biggest investment or expansion projects on a combination of weighted factors including new jobs per capita, combined investments, new facilities, and industry diversity. Overall, the top ten projects in Nebraska created more than 900 jobs and totaled nearly $1.9 billion in new investment.