Month: April 2019

Business leaders debate fix for Omaha’s workforce woes

What sort of workforce recruitment tips does a packed Omaha business conference get from a panel representing both old-school “legacy” companies and techie “unicorn” entrepreneurs? Ideas from the two business types diverged at times, yet also found common ground Friday during the 30th annual Commercial Real Estate Summit. State business and education leaders have said… Read more »

What Rural America Has to Teach Us Civic service as a way of life.

Everybody says rural America is collapsing. But I keep going to places with more moral coherence and social commitment than we have in booming urban areas. These visits prompt the same question: How can we spread the civic mind-set they have in abundance? For example, I spent this week in Nebraska, in towns like McCook… Read more »