Video Special: Searching for Lincoln Arena’s ‘Nebraska firms’

By   /   January 11, 2013  /   1 Comment

Part 4 of 9 in the series Lincoln Arena

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In order to keep the local economy churning Omaha consumers were once urged to “Buy the Big O.”

There’s a similar song being sung in Lincoln these days as work on the city’s new $346 million arena project rolls on.

But according to an investigation by Nebraska Watchdog’s Deena Winter many of the companies working on the project—and it’s much more than an arena—are headquartered outside the state and fall short of the title “Nebraska firms.”

Nebraska Watchdog’s Joe Jordan went looking (see video below) for one of those “Nebraska firms.”

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  • Goblin Shark

    I don’t know if anyone could economically do a large scale project without hiring out of area companies.