While much of the nation is facing dire economic straights, Nebraska’s chief executive remains upbeat about the Husker State. Governor Dave Heineman says Nebraska is somewhat insulated from the housing troubles and the other financial turmoil that’s plaguing many states.
“We’re in much better shape than most of the country,” Heineman says. “We’re 4th lowest in terms of unemployment and we’re one of nine that’s not currently in a fiscal crisis.”
Despite the economic downtrend, Heineman believes Nebraska is strong and will remain that way. “We’re resilient,” the governor says. “We’ve got good individuals in the state, good businesses. We’ve tightened our belt and the state level. I think we’ll weather the storm.”
Heineman made his comments at last night’s annual Hastings Chamber Banquet, which drew some 400 people.
Thanks to Dylan Hunter, KHAS, Hastings