'Quality of place' key, says state DED chief

15 May 2019

McCOOK, Neb. — Communities that concentrate on quality of life and basics like adequate housing and a trained labor pool are more successful in supporting and attracting businesses, a state official told the McCook Rotary Club.

David Rippe, director of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, told the group that the communities that are focusing on building a quality of place where people want to live are the communities that are “ahead of the curve.”

He explained that jobs are everywhere and the entire country is in a “war for talent.”

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