Governor Ricketts Meets with Global Manufacturer CNH Industrial

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts took office in January, and has been working tirelessly ever since to help promote Nebraska’s economy. One of the ways that government officials are able to do this is by taking trade trips, missions to meet with economic and industrial partners around the world. Ricketts’s first trip took place this June, […]

Education Spotlight: Grand Island Career Pathways Institute

If you aren’t familiar with the Grand Island Career Pathways Institute, we’d highly recommend checking out our blog post here with everything you need to know about how their learning schedule works and who attends. This education spotlight departs a bit from our usual spotlights on community colleges and universities in Nebraska, but the Grand Island […]

TOBA Inc. Named 2015 Business of the Year

Unless you live in Grand Island or in Central Nebraska, TOBA Inc. may not necessarily be a household name for you. Many people do not know that TOBA has grown over 1,000 percent since 1995, making it the fastest growing food service company in the entire world. The Grand Island Area Economic Development Corporation Board […]

Nebraska’s Hornady Manufacturing Is Manufacturer of the Year 2014!

In such an exciting year for manufacturing in Nebraska, the question of who deserves to be recognized for their talent and work is a tough one–there are so many successful industry leaders located in our state, and the economic growth in our communities has been extraordinary. This year, that type of hard work and innovation […]

UNO Students Tour Grand Island Career Opportunities

There’s some undoubtedly excellent programs to study skilled vocations in Grand Island, Nebraska, including the Grand Island Career Pathways Institute we mentioned on the blog a few months ago. The educational partnership between Central Community College and University of Nebraska-Lincoln is another reason the spotlight has shined on Grand Island in terms of educational opportunities: […]

Program Spotlight: Grand Island Career Pathways Institute

As we mentioned in our last program spotlight on the University of Nebraska-Kearney, one of the great features on our website is a list of industry partners and more specifically, educational institutions. These are Nebraska resources that provide a curriculum to support a career in manufacturing, and the majority of these institutions are at a […]

Did You Know?: Nebraska’s Involvement in WWII Manufacturing

If you haven’t taken a Nebraska history class in a few years, you might be a bit rusty on the history of our dear old Great Plains state. We already know how valuable Nebraskan manufacturing, farming, grain processing, and meatpacking industries are to the entire country, but did you know that Nebraskan manufacturers played a […]

Manufacturers in Nebraska: Hornady

This post is part of an ongoing series of manufacturer profiles. The blogs will cover some of the many big names in manufacturing in the state of Nebraska. Check back later for more posts in the series. To see previous posts in the series, see here: BD and Kawasaki.  We’ve already covered two big names […]