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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

State Chamber Reps Address State Issues


August 31, 2018

Forrest Hershberger

Owen Palm, left, and Cheyenne County Tourism Director Kevin Howard speak following Wednesday's meeting on Blueprint Nebraska held in Sidney. Palm is the President and CEO of 21st Century Holdings (Scottsbluff) and co-chair of Blueprint Nebraska.

Sidney is facing a challenge, an uphill battle some would say, of finding work for all of the available workforce in the county, a blossoming workforce idled by no choice of their own.

Sidney is unique because many other communities in Nebraska are desperately seeking employees for the jobs they have open.

That is according to Bryan Slone, president of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce.

"We represent all businesses in the state," Slone said. "Our job is to focus on all businesses in Nebraska."

Slone said one of the issues facing the state is the level of taxation, particularly property taxe...

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