Nebraska must pursue strategy on workforce growth

22 May 2019

Nebraska faces a major workforce shortage in a wide range of jobs. Bryan Slone, president of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is right when he says, "This is now the most pressing economic issue in the state."

But Nebraska has tremendous potential to turn the problem around. We should strive to be a national leader on this issue. Let’s show the rest of the country how smart planning and a collaborative, can-do attitude can help a state make groundbreaking strides forward on workforce development.

Nebraska boasts major strengths, including a lower cost of living and sound, strategic investments being made in education and workforce training. Our state can demonstrate its confidence and strategic savvy to the nation by competing strongly in industry sectors where we have advantages or opportunities.

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