Fourth Annual Governor’s ED Summit Scheduled For July 17, Standard Registration Ends Friday

WAYNE – Nebraskans are invited to register for the 2019 Governor’s Economic Development Summit.

The Fourth annual Summit will take place on July 17.

According to a release from the governor’s office, Governor Ricketts will host Gallup Chairman and CEO Jim Clifton. Clifton is this year’s keynote speaker.

Clifton has served as CEO of Gallup since 1988. Under his leadership, the company has expanded from a predominately U.S.-based firm to a global organization with 30 offices in 20 countries and regions. Clifton also created The Gallup Path, a metric-based economic model that applies insights on human behavior in the workplace to enhance customer engagement and drive business outcomes.

Among other innovations, Clifton initiated the Gallup World Poll, which is designed to give the world’s citizens a voice on key global issues. He is scheduled to speak at 12:15 p.m. on July 17.

The Governor’s Summit is the states premier forum to discuss economic development issues. This annual event brings together leaders and representatives from Nebraska’s business and economic development communities to collaboratively discuss opportunities and challenges related to economic growth.

Sessions will cover issues ranging from Nebraska’s business climate to talent recruitment, housing, education and workforce development.

To register for the Summit, click here. Standard registration does end Friday as there is a registration fee of $75 per person. For questions about the event, contest Lori Shaal at 402-471-3780 or email

The Summit will take place at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel in downtown Lincoln, lasting from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. A full event schedule and other detailed information, including registration links, can be found on the Summit website at