City council approves agreement with Northeast

January 10, 2019

NORFOLK - The Norfolk City Council approved a memorandum of understanding between the City and Northeast Community College.

During Monday’s meeting, City Administrator Andy Colvin told the council members the agreement has Norfolk contributing $50,000 to the college and assist in the initial planning process for an Advanced Technology Park.

President of Northeast Dr. Michael Chipps said this isn’t just the college’s project.

“This technology park is attractive to Northeast Nebraskans for increasing opportunities for a state wide economic development opportunities. Equally important Northeast Community College envision the teaching and learning opportunities around applied research, business and industry training, and information technology program development. These opportunities are almost endless in creating an environment for workforce diversification, increasing entrepreneurism, and generating small business startups which ultimately benefit the state and grow the tax base.”

Mayor Josh Moenning expressed support for the park saying this is an example of using available resources to diversify the local and regional economy.

The council voted unanimously to approve the memorandum of understanding.

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