City of Gibbon earns economic honor from State of Nebraska

Gibbon announced as Nebraska’s 28th Leadership Certified Community

Increased economic investments and a commitment to county-wide housing partnerships have earned Gibbon (population 1,886) statewide recognition from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) as DED recently announced Gibbon’s designation in the State’s Leadership Certified Community (LCC) Program. DED Business Development Consultant and LCC Program Coordinator Kelly Gewecke honored local officials during a special presentation at Gibbon’s City Council meeting on Monday, June 15.

Gibbon is one of 28 Nebraska communities to qualify for the LCC program, which was created in 2011 to help municipalities adapt to ongoing changes and opportunities in economic development. Certified communities must demonstrate an understanding for and preparedness in strategic planning and display readiness in technological development to help new and existing businesses grow. Qualifying LCCs earn status in the program for five years, and are required to maintain community websites to market local development, which may include information on available sites and buildings and regional employment opportunities.



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