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Smith Announces Inaugural Excellence in Economic Development for Young Entrepreneurs Award

May 9, 2019
Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) announced the inaugural Excellence in Economic Development for Young Entrepreneurs Award. This award was created to celebrate the efforts of young and rising leaders who strengthen their communities with their entrepreneurial spirit. The competition is open to individuals, businesses, and organizations in the Third District who help support Nebraska’s economy through innovation, hard work, creativity, or historic preservation.
“Encouraging young leaders to embrace entrepreneurial opportunity is a crucial part of ensuring long term sustainability and growth in our local communities.  In the Third District, countless Nebraskans focus their efforts every day on creating and attracting greater investment in our state,” Smith said. 
“To celebrate their efforts, I am expanding my Excellence in Economic Development program to highlight young entrepreneurs. These awards provide an opportunity to showcase a newer generation of Nebraskans working to make ‘The Good Life’ even better.”
Nominations are due by Friday, June 21 and winners will be recognized by Congressman Smith before the U.S. House of Representatives.  Forms are available at Smith’s Grand Island and Scottsbluff offices, or online at
For questions about the Excellence in Economic Development awards, please call Smith’s Grand Island office at 308-384-3900.