Articles written by Jonathan Hladik

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Civility needed before, during and after election day

Discussion and debate has always been a part of rural America. From coffee shops to the local co-op, rural residents aren’t afraid to show their loyalty for one candidate or another, share their tho...

 

Microenterprise Tax Credit applications increase in 2021

A program incentivizing microentrepreneurship, by encouraging business investment, is seeing renewed interest after updates made last year. Established in 2005, the Nebraska Advantage Microenterprise...

 

Funding will help rural entities regain their footing

With their approval of several key pieces of legislation, Nebraska lawmakers solidified the importance of small entrepreneurs, local meat processors and family farms to our state’s economy and way...

 

Lawmakers have a chance to unburden small businesses

For Nebraska’s small business owners, the past two years have been anything but easy. From forced closures to supply chain disruptions, entrepreneurs are seeing a new challenge at every turn. The...

 

Rural communities could benefit from water, broadband infrastructure funding

The newly-passed infrastructure package approved by Congress last week promises to reach every corner of the country and, for rural America, funding for water and sewer, broadband internet and...

 

Growth created by Microenterprise Tax Credit can boost local economies

From hair salons and restaurants to grocery and hardware stores, more than 80% of the state's entrepreneurs operate a microbusiness. Their hard work helps keep our community strong and our Main...

 

Small business assistance program a valuable tool for rural entrepreneurs

JOHNATHAN HLADIK Policy director Center for Rural Affairs Small business entrepreneurship is a key source of job creation for rural counties. These businesses generate economic activity that can...

 

Guest Opinion: Extending Microenterprise Tax Credit a show of support for small businesses

JONATHAN HLADIK Policy director Center for Rural Affairs With a nearly-unanimous vote last month, the Nebraska Legislature retained and improved one of the only incentives available to businesses of...

 

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