Over 350 state leaders gather for Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts’ development summit
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Over 350 state leaders gathered at Kearney’s Younes Conference Center for Gov. Pete Ricketts’ 2022 Ag and Economic Development Summit on Wednesday.
The annual summit, co-hosted by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Economic Development, brings together leaders from across Nebraska to discuss “growing the Good Life.”
“Nebraska is enjoying rapid growth and record-setting employment,” Ricketts said. “Nebraska agriculture set all-time highs for beef exports, corn production, and soybean production in 2021.”
Topics at the event included the state’s workforce, growing opportunities for Nebraska’s exports, managing the state’s water resources and supporting small business growth.
For the summit’s keynote, Ricketts interviewed Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel J. Kritenbrink.
Born in Nebraska, the assistant secretary’s former position as U.S. ambassador to Vietnam allowed him to give insight into developing trade relationships with countries in Asia.