Let's Think Differently About Economic Development

How business leaders can advance an innovative vision for prosperity in nebraska

Whether or not Nebraska can successfully innovate our approach to workforce and economic development will greatly influence the ongoing prosperity of our state. Business leaders are uniquely positioned to influence public policy conversations about Nebraska's youngest learners, build the early childhood infrastructure in our communities and cultivate a more family-positive culture in our workplaces.


become educated about the economic importance of early childhood

There is an abundance of research and information about why high-quality early care and learning experiences are critical to our economic future. You can learn more about the business case for investing in children's early development and early childhood infrastructure from a variety of sources including:

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Join the conversation with other business leaders and decision makers

Consider hosting a Dividends Nebraska presentation at your business, local chamber of commerce, economic development corporation, civic organization or leadership program. Membership in Dividends Nebraska connects you to:

  • Current news and legislative developments related to workforce, economic development and early care and learning 
  • Opportunities to represent the business perspective on early childhood with policymakers and other business leaders
  • Information on local efforts to build the early childhood infrastructure in your community