December 07, 2019
Norfolk revitalization plan aims to attract and keep younger population
by Elic Chisam / News Channel Nebraska
NORFOLK, NE - Norfolk has a problem. It’s population is stagnating and if nothing is done about it, it may start to decline as years go on.
The main issue is that those around the ages 20-34 are leaving northeast Nebraska towns. That’s why some like Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning and other community leaders are working on a plan they hope will keep that age group around.
December 06, 2019
Norfolk to invest in downtown, river redevelopment to stop 'brain drain' crisis
KETV 7 / Omaha
A former Nebraska state senator warns a small town's "brain drain" has reached critical levels.
Mike Flood is leading a team of thinkers, business owners, and developers to help draw people back into northeast Nebraska and he's starting with Norfolk.
December 03, 2019
More details shared on plan to help retain young people
By Jerry Guenther / Norfolk Daily News
Norfolk is not Austin, Boston or San Jose — or other cities that attract young professionals.
Among other things, young professionals want to live in places that are walkable, driveable and have a healthy art scene. They also want to see other young people.
Instead, the vision that a 25-member committee made up mostly of Northeast Nebraskans has for Norfolk is to make it something better than it is today.
October 13, 2019
Aksarben steps up for workforce development
By Marjie Ducey / Omaha World-Herald
College scholarships, the annual ball and its work in agriculture and communities throughout Nebraska and western Iowa have long been bedrocks of the Aksarben Foundation.
But in the past year, the group has been working to address alarms sounded by Nebraska businesses. The state is in desperate need of highly qualified workers, and the philanthropic organization feels uniquely positioned to support solutions to that challenge.