Lisa Hurley Honored as "Professional of the Year"

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27 Aug 2021


AUGUST 27, 2021

Lisa Hurley has been named the 2021 Nebraska Economic Developers Association (NEDA) Professional of the Year in the community category.

The award was presented by NEDA, the largest association of economic development professionals in Nebraska at its Annual Conference in Sidney on August 26, 2021.  Hurley is the Executive Director for the York County Development Corporation.  She is recognized for her accomplishments and dedicated service to economic growth in the State of Nebraska.

Hurley has been a powerful force for positive change in York County since her arrival at York County Development Corporation in 2013.  Her “anything is possible” attitude is infectious within the community and has created ripples of development across York County.  Hurley’s innovative and creative mindset keeps YCDC moving forward with purpose.  Hurley’s passion for York County and economic development is unparalleled.

Hurley has been active in many economic development and other professional organizations over the years. She currently serves on the NEDA Legislative Committee, board and executive committee member on the Southeast Nebraska Development District (SENDD), board member on the National Rural Economic Developers Association and a board member on the Nebraska JAG Advisory board.

In her current position, Hurley has been involved in many notable accomplishments over the last few years. These include the Vistas at Meadow Duplex Community (48 units), the Pellet Technology USA Project, York Cold Storage expansion projects, Jimmy John’s location project, York Creekside apartments (48 units), McLean Beef Processing and Retail project, Logistics XPO project, Nutrition Services project, Klute Steel Expansion, Agri-Products prototype grant for a new product line, and the Downtown Wellness project.

None of these successes could have happened without Hurley’s commitment to working hard at developing strategies to keep YCDC moving forward with purpose and always looking to build relationships with partners to help keep YCDC as a “top-of-mind” EDO.  


The Nebraska Economic Developers Association (NEDA) was originally established in 1973 with the mission of supporting Nebraska’s economic growth through professionals that work daily to promote growth. NEDA’s mission remains the same today for its 300 members utilizing their expertise to continue to grow Nebraska's economy.

NEDA is able to accomplish its mission by encouraging its members to further advance their knowledge, build relationships among economic development professionals, and by providing a collaborative learning environment for its economic developers. Similar to Hurley, all of NEDA's members are committed to NEDA's mission to further Nebraska's economy.

For more information please contact:

Brian Vasa
Nebraska Economic Developers Association

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