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Gov. Ricketts Announces Facebook Investment in the Silicon Prairie

PAPILLION – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Facebook selected Papillion as the site of its newest data center. The Nebraska facility will be Facebook’s ninth data center overall and sixth in the United States, providing the infrastructure needed to help support the 1.86 billion people on Facebook monthly. Company officials expect the 970,000 square foot Papillion campus to be online as early as 2020. Governor Ricketts, Department of Economic Development Director, Courtney Dentlinger, and local officials hosted company representatives in Papillion Tuesday morning.

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UNL Graduate’s “Nebraska Experience” Leads to a World of Opportunities…and Back to his Roots

March 14, 2017—For many young Nebraskans, getting a sound, university-based education is the gateway to a successful career. For one UNL graduate, an animal science degree, his desire to learn, and loyalty to his company offered opportunities that took him all over the world – and back to his home state.

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Nebraska Wins Prestigious Governor’s Cup for National Economic Development Success

March 3, 2017—OMAHA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced Nebraska had earned Site Selection magazine’s top national award for the state’s economic development successes in 2016. According to Site Selection, “Ricketts joins the elite club of US governors to claim a Site Selection Governor’s Cup, by virtue of his state winning the Cup for most capital investment projects per capita — 101 such projects for 2016.”

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