LINCOLN – On Monday, Governor Pete Ricketts thanked outgoing Nebraska Department of Economic Development Director Dave Rippe for his outstanding service. Rippe helped grow the State of Nebraska and led Nebraska to win national economic development awards. Rippe is leaving the agency to return to his home in Hastings, NE where he will work in real estate and talent development.
Rippe will officially step down on August 9 and an interim director will be named at that time. Ricketts has began his search for the next director.