Platte Institute Publications

Listed below are all Platte Institute publications.  To the left, you can browse these publications by publication type or policy area.

Special Report: Taxpayers to be Saddled with Growing Omaha Pension Debt

September 26, 2016 | by Jim Vokal

Omaha's pension debt continues to grow, and that should be a wake-up call for city leaders and taxpayers.

Nebraska Needs More Entrepreneurs

September 21, 2016 | by Adam Weinberg

Gallup CEO and Chairman Jim Clifton says that the state of entrepreneurship will determine the country's economic destiny.

Removing Barriers in Nebraska Part Five: Economic Development vs. Economic Growth

September 14, 2016

Nebraska lags behind most of its rivals in the creation of new businesses and economic growth, even though the state spends more per capita on economic development incentives.

Economic Development vs. Economic Growth

September 14, 2016 | by Sarah Curry, Adam Weinberg

When people talk about economic development or economic growth, are they talking about the same thing?

News Release: Nebraska Lags Rivals in New Business Creation, Entrepreneurship

September 09, 2016

Fewer new businesses are being started in Nebraska than in faster-growing states like Arizona, Colorado, Florida and Texas.

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Got Freedom? Ranking Shows Nebraska Could Use Some More

September 07, 2016 | by Sarah Curry

A national ranking of states shows Nebraska lags behind its neighbors and rivals in economic freedom.

A Twenty-First Century Tax Code for Nebraska

September 02, 2016

The Tax Foundation and the Platte Institute show how Nebraska can responsibly reform its tax code to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Disagree Without Being Dishonest

August 31, 2016 | by Adam Weinberg

A group supporting tax hikes lied about the Platte Institute's research in a recent column.

School Choice: Our Rivals Have It, We Don’t

August 24, 2016 | by Sarah Curry

States gaining income and population from Nebraska offer parents more education choices for their families.

Removing Barriers in Nebraska Part Four: Taking Lessons on Education Options

August 23, 2016

How do the education choices available to Nebraska's families compare with our economic rivals?

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