Lincoln- Imperial has become the 35th community to earn the designation of Nebraska Economic Development Certified Community.
"Becoming an Economic Development Certified Community has been a key goal for Imperial's development program," said Russ Pankonin, Community Redevelopment Chair and Economic Development Team Member.
"This elevates Imperial to a new standard that will be beneficial to our growth in years to come," Pankonin said.
He also praised the efforts of Leslie Carlholm, Community Development Director.
"Leslie spent countless hours during the past several years, working hand-in-hand with Nebraska Department of Economic Development staff to ensure all necessary steps were completed for Imperial to earn this designation. Without those efforts, this milestone could have never been achieved," said Pankonin.
Imperial's projects and accomplishments include:
"Imperial's well-rounded, sensible approach to meeting its community's growth and development needs is a shining example for all Nebraska communities," said Jeff Scherer, Nebraska Diplomats president.
The Nebraska Economic Development Certified program, sponsored by the Nebraska Diplomats, is one of a handful nationally that recognize communities' economic development preparedness. The Nebraska Department of Economic Development administers the application process.
For information about Imperial, contact Leslie M. Carlholm at 308-882-4368, or firstname.lastname@example.org