Holdrege Legislative Summit Set for September 11

August 30, 2018

Contacts:  Jawna Kuck, Holdrege Area Chamber of Commerce, 308-995-4444  and Jean Issler, South Platte United Chambers of Commerce, 308-991-8657

Forum will include discussion on Blueprint Nebraska initiative

The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in cooperation with local chambers of commerce across the state, is starting its annual legislative forum tour.  In total, State Chamber staff will visit 30 communities this fall.

The Holdrege Legislative Summit will be held on Tuesday, September 11 at Rodeway Inn beginning at noon and lasting until 2:30pm. Phelps County Development Corp. and the Holdrege Area Chamber of Commerce encourage business leaders and elected officials to attend. The meeting is open to the public.  Call 308-991-8657 for more information and reservations.

This year’s State Chamber presentation will examine key business-related bills from the 2018 session of the Nebraska Legislature, as well as important business-related issues awaiting the Legislature in 2019.  Following the forum, a discussion of important issues for the South Platte Region will follow with an emphasis on what actions should be taken by the region.

A significant portion of the forum will be dedicated to Blueprint Nebraska, a recently formed organization that is spearheading a statewide economic development initiative. Blueprint Nebraska seeks to establish a comprehensive, long-term plan to stimulate the state’s economic growth, competitiveness and prosperity, while building on current strengths.

For more than three decades, the Nebraska Chamber has conducted legislative forums to gather input from the business community on issues of concern, while providing a review of recent legislation considered by the state lawmakers.
The discussion and planning session following the forum is a new addition to the meeting, providing attendees a chance to participate in developing a plan of action for the 2019 Legislative Session. Members of the South Platte Chambers of Commerce (SPUCC) are expected to attend to participate in establishing a coordinated regional legislative agenda.

Chamber members and the public, as well as members of the news media, are encouraged to attend.  Elected leaders are also invited.

State Chamber President Bryan Slone said: “Job creation and workforce issues, along with the economy, continue to be the most pressing issues facing most Nebraska communities.  These forums will give local leaders more insight into the factors affecting our state’s economic climate and growth potential.”

Lunch will be catered. Please make reservations to attend the forum and planning session by contacting Jean at 308-991-8657 or The cost for lunch is $15.00.