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February Webinar

The Economic Impact of the Nebraska Insurance Industry

Webinar Schedule

March 31, 2017 – Highway Spending in Nebraska

This webinar discusses how to evaluate highway spending in a rural state such as Nebraska. Building on recent Bureau research, the webinar will discuss the difference between highway spending and highway investment, the influence of highway spending on economic development and approaches to providing funding for highway spending.

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April 28, 2017 – The Producer Services Industry

This webinar discusses recent developments in Nebraska's producer services industry. The producer services industry – which includes businesses which provide services to other businesses – is the fastest growing source of high wage jobs in the United States economy. The webinar will discuss the growth of the industry nationally and in Nebraska, and potential for faster growth of this high wage industry in our state.

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May 19, 2017 – The Omaha Barometer

This webinar describes the results of the 2017 edition of Omaha Barometer, including the performance of the Omaha economy in terms of economic growth, human capital, private capital, infrastructure, innovation, entrepreneurship, the cost of doing business and quality of life. The webinar also will discuss any changes in Omaha Barometer rankings between the 2016 and 2017 edition.

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June 9, 2017 – The Nebraska Economic Forecast

This webinar covers the newly released economic outlook for Nebraska for the balance of 2017 and beyond. The forecast, produced by the Nebraska Business Forecast Council, will include the outlook for farm income and non-farm employment as well as expectations for key industries such as manufacturing, construction, health care, retail, finance and producer services. The webinar also will discuss the national economic outlook and expected trends in both personal income and taxable sales in Nebraska.

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