Ricketts Appoints New Nebraska Economic Development Director


Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed a central Nebraska economic development official to lead the state's Department of Economic Development.

Ricketts announced Tuesday that he has chosen David Rippe, executive director of the Hastings Economic Development Corporation.



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The governor's office says Rippe helped businesses expand in his area and worked on the city of Hastings' downtown revitalization efforts. He also helped with recruitment and job-creation efforts and several small business startups.

Rippe previously worked as a business recruiting consultant for the Department of Economic Development and an analyst for the Legislative Fiscal Office.

Rippe holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a master of business administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Rippe is scheduled to start Dec. 18, with an annual salary of $142,000.

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