Former Nebraskans seeking to flee homeward from
less civilized, more expensive or less tidy places to opportunities
in their home state have a new resource in a Web site developed
by an Omaha recruiting company: MoveBacktoNebraska.com
Loup City native Mitch Arnold, in exile for
years in D.C. and North Carolina, now president of Preferred
Partners, put it together.
Arnold believes that MoveBacktoNebraska.com
can help the state reverse brain drain.
Nebraska is the 10th most heavily outmigrated
state for young, single, college-educated professionals, and
a lot of those people come from highly skilled technical backgrounds,
Hes building up the database, and said
he has well over 100 profiles of expatriates who are interested
and an email list of 200 people interested in opportunities
Were getting about 55 unique visitors
a day, he said. Finding former Nebraskans significantly
narrows who our audience is.
Weve had some who are interviewing.
Im looking for that success story right now.
The Web site also lists Nebraska towns looking
David City is recruiting a clothing store, farm
supply store, restaurant or bakery. It also displays businesses
for sale, like a veterinary clinic in Hebron for $165,000.
Perhaps the site will help reverse the traffic
depicted on the Nebraska commemorative quarter.
-- Richard Piersol, Lincoln Journal-Star, 4/15/06