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»Idea #47 is absolutely crucial to Nebraska's future economic vitality...and the survival of communities large and small, from border to border, east to west. The wording of this idea is spot on perfect, "Intentionally and strategically incorporate entrepreneurship awareness and exploration into Nebraska’s elementary, middle and secondary school academic and career technical education curricula to help forge a bond between youth and their communities." Now it's imperative for our political and educational leaders to collaborate to make it happen.
»All these ideas are great! I did not see enough on environmental preservation and protection. We need to come up with ways to save water such as used water treatment facilities, or underground pipelines. We need to be thinking deeper into these poor situations. Thank you!
»On behalf of the administrative team, thanks for sharing your ideas! Your ideas and comments have been a valuable contribution to this process.
»Communities with the Local Option Municipal Economic Development program on the books could allow relocation incentives for workers, entrepreneurs to relocate to their communities through a variety of uses. We ought to be looking at ways to make LB840 (LOMED) the local solution for communities to do such in partnership with the legislature. Thoughts?
»I would add that this should not be limited to only nano size breweries, but should include microbreweries as well.
»This is a great way to increase tourism and travel to the area, in which would have a net increase for distributors to take advantage of. Vinie thanks for the facts - great input!
»Distributors may initially fight this as they fear they will lose business. They may initially lose a tiny amount business within the immediate areas the breweries are located. This loss is minimal in comparison to the new business they will obtain further down the line as new breweries are popping up in much greater numbers and they will eventually need distributors outside of their immediate area. Unless of course each brewery hires their own truck drivers to distribute outside of their immediate area. Yes, that is very, very unlikely.
»Here are examples of states that already allow self distribution:
-- Minnesota (limited)
-- New Hampshire
-- New Jersey
-- New Mexico
-- New York
-- North Carolina
-- Rhode Island
-- Washington (<60k)
-- West Virginia
-- WyomingFor more information on the specifics; please check out the following link:
»This would not create any sort of long term fix in rural areas of Nebraska. The only thing I can see happening by damming the Platte is further damage downstream from the dam site. currently, where I live, during dry years the Platte does not even have a flow in part of its banks. Between the water pulled for irrigation (critical to Nebraska's economy) and water drawn off the Loup River for hydroelectric generation, there is not much left for the natural habitat of the state and region. Our local habitat is one of the things that does make living in Nebraska so nice.
»Main Street is truly comprehensive in nature and can be a major force in revitalizing the rural communities across Nebraska. However, it needs the support of elected officials at all levels (state and local) and the members of the communities. Some seem to think the Main Street program is a "magic wand" to save their communities. Main Street is only the tip of the iceberg and requires people to be focused and dedicated to the survival of their downtown areas and the community as whole. Downtown is the heart of the community and it needs to be strong to support the remaining parts of the "body" BUT the body must also be strong and healthy if the heart is to survive.
»Amazon may not have collected the tax, but you are still obligated to pay it via your income tax return. Many skip this step and it is a problem for other states, too. If JC Penny can determine what tax I need to pay on my catalog order, I'm sure Amazon can too if they would be required to do so.
»I wouldn't mind exploring this idea further. We just had our Strategic Planning Session yesterday of my board of directors and this was one topic discussed at length.