Manufacturing Growth In Nebraska Gets High Mark

LINCOLN -- The best grade Nebraska could get from a Ball State study on manufacturing growth was a B+ and that came in the category of "Human Capital". Nebraska's worst grade was a D- in "Sector Diversitfication". Center for Business and Economic Research Director Michael Hicks says Nebraska continues to have many of the ingredients for manufacturing growth, but hasn't realized dramatic growth. Hicks speculates that rapid development of cheaper energy will generate manufacturing growth.