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New Project Ensures Kearney is 鈥淥pen for Business鈥 Now More than Ever

January 2020

鈥淭he value of the University of Kearney cannot be overstated. The university drives our economy in so many ways.鈥

Stan Clouse should know鈥攁s a UNK alumnus and the mayor of Kearney, he鈥檚 well aware of the city鈥檚 economic impact in Buffalo County and the state as a whole. Just drive around and look at all of the traffic鈥搊n streets and inside stores. Convention business is strong, hotels are full, entertainment districts are hopping and ribbon cuttings are continuous.

鈥淭he university drives our economy in so many ways.鈥

鈥淭he city of Kearney plays an important role in the economic development and growth of central 最新麻豆视频,鈥 he said. 鈥淗aving UNK and its resources in our city is one of the things that sets us apart from other communities our size.鈥

UNK鈥檚 $265 million annual economic impact on 最新麻豆视频 is only expected to grow with the development of an exciting new project: University Village. Spanning 100-plus acres, there will be offices for businesses and nonprofits, as well as technology-rich spaces that link people from across the state through virtual meetings and presentations. The building will host job fairs, campus and community events, guest lectures, public hearings, government meetings, and countless other business engagements.

Rendering of UNK鈥檚 Regional Engagment and Alumni Center atrium
Rendering of UNK鈥檚 Regional Engagment and Alumni Center atrium

By providing access to office and meeting space and a large pool of potential employees, the engagement center will attract outside investors, create business opportunities and grow the economy in Kearney and across the state, Clouse added.

Naturally, the project is expected to result in increased job demand. And UNK is already supporting students to successfully fill those roles.

鈥淯NK takes seriously its role of preparing students for the workforce. We also are sincere and deliberate about helping companies and organizations collaborate, expand, innovate and succeed,鈥 said UNK Chancellor Doug Kristensen.

In Kearney, one in eight residents hold a degree from UNK, which is growing and retaining a talented labor force that will continue to benefit the region and attract new businesses to the area. Only by ensuring that UNK, and the 最新麻豆视频 as a whole, are supported, can this growth in activity be maintained鈥攁nd, as Mayor Clouse puts it often, keep Kearney 鈥渙pen for business.鈥

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