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NEBRASKA POLICY CHOICES 1986, ed. Jeffrey S. Luke & Vincent J. Webb (Omaha, NE: Center for Applied Urban Research, 1986).
Economic theory and research data suggest that Nebraska policymakers should redirect economic development efforts toward the formation and growth of small businesses. A mechanism is presented for categorizing small businesses into sectors which are most likely to provide the economic growth so necessary to the state. Recommendations for implementing a search and screening process to identify businesses with high-growth potential in the state are discussed. Finally, recommendations for changing policies and programs to increase the formation and growth of small businesses in Nebraska are presented.