Northeast Nebraska, Circa 2030
Norfolk’s downtown is a vibrant hub of businesses, restaurants, theaters, galleries and residences populated by young entrepreneurs – who stayed here because of scholarships and workforce training programs that leveraged their work ethic into well-paying careers.
This is where it all begins.
In 2018, the Aksarben Foundation challenged its members to address Nebraska’s workforce crisis. From this, the Northeast Nebraska Growing Together initiative was created in order to foster an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Norfolk that would increase high-wage jobs and keep young people in the state’s workforce.
Northeast Nebraska Growing Together is an Aksarben workforce initiative.