Date of this Version
Cornhusker Economics (April 9, 2014)
The Nebraska Broadband Initiative in 2013 launched a new effort to help Nebraska businesses increase their economic vitality by understanding how to more effectively use broadband technologies. Key points of this initiative include:
Benchmarking Data: Gather data through a business assessment to establish initial benchmarks and measure impact.
Providing Resources to Businesses: Help individual businesses understand how they can use broadband to increase their economic vitality, understand their Return on Investments (ROI) and assist them in identifying steps for implementation.
Building Capacity: Build capacity in Nebraska for business coaches (i.e., economic developers, extension educators and Department of Economic Development field staff) to work with businesses and communities to better utilize broadband.