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Tourism Advantage grant applications due July 15

Grants will be awarded for a variety of uses

LINCOLN, NEB. (May 1, 2008)-Local, area and regional tourism promotional groups have until July 15, 2008, to apply for individual grants ranging from $2,000 to $50,000 through the Tourism Advantage Matching Grant Program. The Nebraska Department of Economic Development's Travel and Tourism Division administers the program.

A total of $500,000 will be awarded in grants this year for a variety of advertising, marketing and promotional activities, including but not limited to mass media advertising, Web site development, the production and printing of travel literature and participation in travel, trade and sports shows. 

Grant awardees will be announced on Aug. 15, 2008.

Grant guidelines are available at


Tom Doering at 800-228-4307, 402-471-3784, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Talent & Innovation Initiative (TI2)

One of the most important accomplishments of the 2011 legislative session was the passage of several bills focused on creating new momentum for developing and attracting businesses rooted in technology and innovation—Talent and Innovation Initiative. The Nebraska Department of Economic Development is in the early stages of implementation of the initiative and additional information on each program can be found here as it becomes available.




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Nebraska Department of Economic Development | Courtney Dentlinger, Department Director
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Phone (800) 426-6505 | Fax (402) 471-3778