Nebraska's Economy

Nebraska’s Economy 2010

(This program premiered in April 2010)

It’s been more than a year since Nebraska started feeling the sting of the recession. Are we recovering? What can we expect in the coming months? How healthy is our leading industry, agriculture? Who or what will be the post-recession winners and losers in Nebraska?

Economists on the panel include Creighton University economist Ernie Goss; University of Nebraska-Lincoln Ag Economist Bruce Johnson; and Eric Thompson, director of UNL's Bureau of Business Research.

The program also features perspectives on the economy and impact of the recession from government officials and business people from throughout Nebraska, and some of the nearly 5 percent of Nebraskans who are without jobs.

Web Video Extras:

How healthy is the ag economy? Companies that make the equipment and supplies that farmers buy offer one perspective. 
Nebraska local government officials attending a February 2010 League of Municipalities meeting talk about economic conditions in their communities. 
Technology entrepreneur Paul Eurek is founder and CEO of Xpanxion. A Loup City native, he talks about opportunities for IT businesses in Nebraska. 
Nebraska native Andrew (Skip) Hove is a former vice chairman of the FDIC and longtime banker. He discussed the economy at a March 2010 League of Womens Voters event in Lincoln. 
Catherine Lang, Nebraska Labor Commissioner, talks about workforce trends at the beginning of 2010. 
Richard Baier, director of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, talks about economic development challenges the state is facing. 
Richard Baier, director of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, talks about possible post-recession winners and losers. 


Related NET News Radio Stories:

Nebraska's potential for IT jobs (3/30/10)

Post-recession winners and losers (3/29/10)

Nebraska unemployment rises slightly (3/26/10)

Will recession change consumer habits? (3/26/10)

Nebraska has post-recession economic development advantages (3/25/10)

Ag economy a "mixed situation" (3/24/10)

Nebraska recovering from recession, slowly (3/23/10)

Former FDIC leader talks about the economy (3/18/10)

Huge deficit in "out-years" overshadows current budget (3/16/10)

GM plans to reinstate some Nebraska dealers (3/9/10)

Modest midwest economic growth (3/2/10)

More state budget cuts looming (2/26/10)

The new frugality (2/24/10)

Nebraska’s agri-business economy, part 2 (2/5/10)

Nebraska’s agri-business economy, part 1 (2/4/10)

Midwest home sales down considerably (1/26/10)

A return to growth for Nebraska’s economy (1/19/10)


NET partners with UNL Cooperative Extension experts to offer practical advice on saving money on your food bill and other everyday expenses, cutting energy costs, managing your finances and handling the stress caused by economic difficulties. 



(This program first aired in August 2009)

An update on the scope of Nebraska’s economic challenges. The project includes a report on how Hastings is dealing plant closures and layoffs, as well as discussions with economists on the recession, the ag economy and what we can expect to see in the coming months. 
NET talked to people in Hastings and Omaha about the impact of the recession on their lives. 
Gov. Dave Heineman visits Central City for the celebration of a new partnership between two local manufacturers, and for the reopening of an ethanol plant. 

Economists featured are Ernie Goss, Creighton economist; Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research at UNL; and UNL ag economist Bruce Johnson.

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(This NET Radio program aired in July 2009)

This call-in program features Creighton Economist Ernie Goss, UNL Economist Henrick Van Den Berg, and Beatty Brasch, executive director of the Center for People in Need in Lincoln answering questions from NET Radio listeners.



(This program premiered in February 2009)

“Nebraska’s Economy” compares Nebraska’s economy with problems nationally, puts a face on the challenges Nebraskans are experiencing, and looks ahead at what we can expect in the next year. It featres the perspectives of several Nebraska economists. 
UNL Ag Economist Bruce Johnson talk about what we can expect from the ag economy in 2009. 
NET Television’s Brandi Kruse discuss the impact of the recession from the perspective of owners and customers in an Ashland restaurant.