'Site Selection' awards Nebraska's Heineman with Govenor's Cup

Gov. Heineman accepts Governor’s Cup trophy from Site Selection magazine. Image courtesy of Gov. Dave Heineman’s office

Gov. Dave Heineman today announced that Site Selection magazine has recognized Nebraska as the No. 1 state in the nation with the most qualifying new and expanded facilities per capita. This year marks the inauguration of a new Governor’s Cup award, which recognizes economic development success.

“I’m thrilled that Nebraska has earned the 2014 Governor’s Cup award for economic development,” said Heineman. “We are focused on improving business and creating jobs in our state. Businesses locating in Nebraska are impressed with our friendly and honest citizens, our strong work ethic, low energy costs, low cost of living, great education system and an outstanding quality of life.”

Site Selection magazine reports extensively on domestic and global business climate issues, and is the recognized leader in reporting on corporate real estate strategy and area economic development. The 60-year-old, Atlanta-based magazine has awarded the Governor’s Cup annually since 1978 to the U.S. states with the most new and expanded corporate facilities as tracked by Conway Data Inc.’s New Plant Database.

Gov. Dave Heineman press release

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