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Preparing Communities for the Renewed Economy May 5, 2010. Dennis G. Hall, CEcD Economic Development Manager. Nebraska Public Power District. Vision Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for Nebraskans through our people and other public power assets. Mission

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Preparing communities for the renewed economy may 5 2010

Preparing Communities for the Renewed EconomyMay 5, 2010

Dennis G. Hall, CEcD

Economic Development Manager


Nebraska public power district

Nebraska Public Power District

  • Vision

    Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for Nebraskans through our people and other public power assets.

  • Mission

    Safely generate and deliver low cost, reliable energy and provide outstanding customer service.


2010 sources of capacity

2010 Sources of Capacity

3,748.8 MW*

* Includes 450.5 MW of firm power from Western Area Power Administration


Nebraska public power district nppd

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD)

  • Nebraska’slargest electric utility in terms of geographic territory

  • An estimated 1 million people in Nebraska depend on NPPD for electricity

  • Chartered territory includes all or parts of 91 of Nebraska’s 93 counties


Nppd customers

NPPD Customers


Nppd customers1

NPPD Customers


Nppd customers2

NPPD Customers


Nebraska nonmetropolitan population 1980 2009

Nebraska Nonmetropolitan Population, 1980­2009


Estimated population change nebraska counties 2000 2009

Estimated Population ChangeNebraska Counties, 2000–2009

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Statutory authority

Statutory Authority

…involvement by publicly owned electric utilities operating in rural areas in such economic development activities serves a public purpose and it is the public policy of this state to allow public power districts to promote economic development and job creation projects in rural areas…

Nebraska Revised Statute 70-625.01


How we assist with economic development

How We Assist With Economic Development

NPPD works with our partners to promote sustained economic development by preparing and positioning communities for economic development opportunities


Nebraska s economic development team

Nebraska’s Economic Development Team

  • NPPD’s customers

    • 25 public power districts or rural cooperatives

    • 52 communities served at wholesale

    • 80 municipalities served at retail

    • Businesses and industries

  • Nebraska Department of Economic Development, other utilities, and other state agencies

  • Local and regional organizations

  • Federal agencies

  • NPPD’s Economic Development team


Preparing communities for the renewed economy may 5 2010

Honorable

Mention, Site Selection Magazine

Top Utilities in Economic Development 2008 & 2009


Preparing communities for the renewed economy may 5 2010

NPPD’s Economic

Development Team

South Sioux City

Scottsbluff

Norfolk

Columbus

Ogallala

Kearney

Lincoln


Our focus

Our Focus

  • Positioning Communities

  • Assisting with Expansion and Retention

  • Attracting New Business


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Community Facts Books

Scottsbluff/Gering


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http://sites.nppd.com

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Available sites buildings database

Available Sites/Buildings Database


Business retention and expansion

Business Retention and Expansion

  • Assist with business visitations to support community and state efforts

  • Financial support for state business retention and expansion data management system


Attracting new business

Attracting New Business

Advertising


Attracting new business1

Attracting New Business

Trade

Shows


Most dramatic changes seen

Most Dramatic Changes Seen

  • Change in type/level of competition

  • More regional efforts

  • Sophistication of site selection process

  • Efforts to attract skilled workers

  • Going “Green”


Competition regional to global

Competition – Regional to Global

Site searches are now global; Nebraska and other U.S. locations could be competing with communities in India, China, Ireland, Hungary, and Mexico.


Site selection process

Site Selection Process

  • 1 to 2 day turn-around

  • Internet for initial screening

    • Community may never know they are/were being considered

  • Detailed “Request for Proposal” for more specific info

    • Often want response in electronic format


Recruiting skilled workers

Recruiting Skilled Workers

  • Size and quality of regional labor force is the most important consideration in most expansion and relocation projects

  • Many of our communities have established formal workforce development programs

  • Communities are taking the lead and NPPD supports workforce development efforts


Going green

Going “Green”

  • Requests for green sites, buildings, and energy are increasing

  • NPPD has developed educational and demonstration facilities


How nppd has prepared for the renewed economy

How NPPD Has Prepared for theRenewed Economy

  • Continued to work with our partners to prepare and position communities

  • Focused on retaining and expanding existing Nebraska businesses

  • Maintained contacts with site location consultants

  • Identified opportunities to meet with businesses in targeted industries


Questions

Questions

Dennis G. Hall, CEcD

Economic Development Manager

Nebraska Public Power District

1414 15th Street

Columbus, NE 68601

(800) 282-6773 ext. 5534

[email protected]

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