Economic Development Team Launches BR!E

NORFOLK - The city of Norfolk Economic Development team is gearing up to visit businesses in the Norfolk.  Their new BR!E  – for Business, Retention and Expansion – program is designed to connect to and grow established Norfolk area businesses.  Director of Economic Development Courtney Dentlinger says 80 percent of the area’s job growth comes from existing business and industry, and supporting those local entrepreneurs is a focus of her department.  Dentlinger says each interview is estimated to last about an hour, and she plans to visit a business about once a week. For more information on the program, contact the Economic Development Division at (402) 844-2260 or e-mail