Smith Announces 2018 Excellence in Economic Development Awards

May 7, 2018 Issues: Economy, Rural Development, Small Business

Today, Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) announced the 2018 Excellence in Economic Development awards. The competition is open to individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout the Third District who strengthen Nebraska’s economy through innovation, hard work, creativity, entrepreneurship, or historic preservation.

“Promoting economic development in our local communities is a crucial part of ensuring the benefits of tax reform and reduced regulation work for the benefit of all Americans. In the Third District, countless Nebraskans focus their efforts every day on creating opportunity and attracting greater investment to our state,” Smith said.

“To celebrate their efforts, I am continuing my Excellence in Economic Development program, which seeks to recognize entrepreneurship and investment into our Nebraska communities, with an additional category to include historic preservation efforts. These awards provide an opportunity to showcase Nebraskans of all ages who work to make ‘The Good Life’ even better.”

Nominations are due by Friday, June 29 and winners will be recognized before the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Smith. Forms are available at Smith’s Grand Island and Scottsbluff offices, or online at AdrianSmith.house.gov/EconomicDevelopment.

For questions about the Excellence in Economic Development awards, please call Smith’s Grand Island office at 308-384-3900.