New plan aims to add 25K jobs, boost salaries in Nebraska

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska business and education leaders have unveiled a new plan designed to create 25,000 jobs while adding $15,000 to the annual income of every resident by 2030.

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The plan unveiled Tuesday by the group Blueprint Nebraska also seeks to bring 43,000 new young adults into the state and attract $200 million in annual research and development initiatives. The group also hopes to make Nebraska a top-ranked state for its quality of life.

Blueprint Nebraska identified 15 high-priority initiatives to achieve the goal. The list includes public-private partnerships to provide more internships and apprenticeships, increasing broadband access and an initiatives to promote entrepreneurship.

Blueprint Nebraska includes top business groups including the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry, state officials, and leaders of the University of Nebraska.