Blueprint Nebraska wants to know what you think Nebraska's next era of growth and prosperity should look like. This statewide initiative is currently inviting Nebraskans to provide input through an online survey on key aspects of the economic landscape, such as agriculture, health care, community vitality, taxation/incentives and workforce.

It is critically important that early care and learning issues are a visible part of the public conversation about the future of our state. As a supporter of high-quality developmental opportunities for young children, we ask that you participate in Blueprint Nebraska's online survey and local/regional meetings to keep these issues top-of-mind among Nebraska’s business, economic and policy leaders. 

How does quality early learning impact Nebraska’s future?

  • Scientific research shows quality early care and learning leads to greater educational achievement, higher adult wages, better health outcomes and reductions in violent crime, arrests and unemployment.
  • It helps build a foundation for a vibrant future workforce that exhibits fundamental job skills and behaviors such as leadership, communication, self-management and adaptability.
  • The availability of high-quality early childhood programs contributes to a community's growth and vitality by helping to attract and anchor families with working parents.

Led by former Senator Jim Smith, Blueprint Nebraska is a diverse group representing economic development interests and industries statewide agriculture, high-tech, retail, health care and more. The initiative will release a comprehensive report in spring 2019 detailing the feedback and input gathered by its various outreach efforts.