Recently I read that fewer residents are leaving Nebraska. The article said we lost more residents to other states than we gained in 2008 and that this has been the trend for the past 13 years. It went on to state that in 2008 the rate of departure from Nebraska to other states significantly slowed. This does not come as a surprise to me, Nebraska has much to offer. We just need to shout it out more.
I’m a Nebraska transplant, but since I’ve been here over 36 years, I feel as if Lincoln is my hometown. This is where I belong, where I feel comfortable. Simply put, I do love Lincoln, Nebraska.
In my job as Relocation Director I have had opportunities to sell Lincoln to individuals and families considering a move to our great city. It is always a thrill to tell folks about the many great features of Lincoln. Whether they are coming from out east with so many art & entertainment opportunities or maybe Minnesota with so many lakes, I get to tell them about our many beautiful parks, miles & miles & miles of bike paths, our many venues for the arts and other cultural events, the numerous golf courses, the great public & private schools that serve our community, the prestigious health facilities and great doctors that serve the region, our museums, universities, educational & sports activities for children and adults. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Lincoln has so much to offer and I love every chance I get to sell it!
My husband and I have visited a lot of cities in this country, and there are many that we have enjoyed. Driving back into Nebraska, whether we are coming in from the west to the sandhills or from Iowa over the river and the bluffs, is always exciting and beautiful to us. Then pulling into Lincoln–our clean, safe, vibrant city–and we just marvel at how fortunate we are to live here.
In the next few years I will be anxious to see if Nebraska can reverse the trend and see more growth than loss. We have a lot to offer individuals, families and companies that want to share our great state and city. Lincoln is the BEST!