To lead the City of Lincoln and bring together the public, private, and education sectors to enhance the
community's core technology strengths and infrastructure to achieve a competitive advantage for Lincoln
as a leading city for technology based businesses and to promote economic development.
- Biotechnology - "Concentrate on the transition of agribusiness to the 21st century,
specifically pharmaceutical preparations (animal pharmaceuticals in particular) and research and
development operations affiliated with the existing agriculture industry base such as food processing,
crop engineering, and animal health." Deloitte & Touche Fantus report.
- Electronics Technology - Radio Frequency research, design and manufacturing. "The
growing demand for telecommunications equipment is being driven by expansion of wireless networks,
preparation for meeting demand for wireless data transmission, unmet demand for telecommunications
services in developing countries, and Internet growth." Deloitte Touche Fantus report.
- Metal Products - Building on strong industry presence in Lincoln (Garner Industries,
Lincoln Machine, Apollo Steel Company, Capital Contractors, Lincoln Plating Co., Custom Machine
and Design, IMS, and others). Develop critical mass of outsourcing shops to larger manufacturing base.
- Health Care - Testing diagnostics, pharmaceutical development, and patient care.
Strong industry support from Bryan LGH, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital , St. Elizabeth, Qwest
Diagnostic, MDS Laboratories, and Pfizer Animal Health. Also strong support from virology
research at UNL.
- Insurance Industry Support - the insurance Industry is poised to move into a merger
phase similar to the phase seen by the financial industry. "Consolidation in the insurance industry
is projected to reduce the umber of firms by up to 50% in the near future." Deloitte & Touche Fantus
report. Lincoln's reliance on Insurance as major employers (State Farm, Ameritas, Lincoln Benefit
Life, Security Financial, Woodmen and others) requires action to ensure these offices remain through
the consolidation process.
- Quality of Life - Lincoln's unique quality of life can be a major asset in marketing
our city as a home for new and expanding technology based companies and entrepreneurs. Features
such as our vibrant 24-hour downtown, a wide array of arts, cultural and recreational and sports
attractions as well as the presence of four post-secondary educational institutions including a
major research university, position Lincoln as an energetic progressive community.
- Software Development - Software is the new physical infrastructure of the information
age that will drive the nation's new economy including Nebraska's. Support a Great Plains Software
Technology Initiative that will work with a consortium of university, industry, and government to
accelerate economic development of software related industries in the region with three main missions:
Economic Development, Education and Training, and Research and Technology Transfer. (The Great
Plains Software Technology Initiative for the New Economy Report)