Friday, August 19, 2016

Strong Growth in Central Nebraska

WELCOME TO GRAND ISLAND! Get your marquee sign ready - the Nebraska State Fair starts next Friday, August 26. Help welcome 300,000+ visitors to Grand Island.

OMAHA SHOUT OUT TO GRAND ISLAND BUSINESS! In a recent Omaha World Herald ( editorial, Grand Island’s Nova Tech was listed as one of Nebraska’s important bioscience companies. The editorial touted the bioscience sector as an emerging economic powerhouse for Nebraska as its "economic benefits are felt in communities across the state." The editorial points out that Nebraska is home to just over 1,000 bioscience businesses, employing almost 16,000 people, with a multiplier effect that supports a total of around 88,000 Nebraska jobs. The average annual salary at a Nebraska bioscience company is $61,701, compared with $40,640 for the state's overall private sector. Way to go, Gloria, Teresa, Gary and team!

GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT. The unemployment rate for July was 3.5%, up from June’s 3.4%. There were 44,957 people in the labor force with 43,369 employed and 1,588 unemployed. Nebraska’s unemployment rate for July was 3.1%; the national rate was 4.9%. Grand Island’s unemployment rate in July 2015 was 5.8%.

The Grand Island Chamber does an excellent job with these updates. The real estate explosion in central Nebraska has been significant and we are fortunate to have real estate development legal work in this area. And we are always looking for more. - Jerry Slusky, attorney at Smith Slusky Law

Monday, August 8, 2016

New Attorney's Welcomed at Smith Slusky

I am pleased to announce that Danielle Dring has joined Smith Slusky as an associate.

Danielle Dring’s focus is in Corporate, Real Estate, and Construction Law. Dring is also a Certified Mediator from the Nebraska Office of Dispute Resolution in Alternative Dispute Resolution.  She received her Juris Doctor from Creighton University in 2014. While in Law School she served as Secretary of International Law Society and studied International Comparative Corporate Law in Paris, France at the Cornell University School of Law in 2012. From the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Dring earned her Master of Arts in Language Pedagogy in 2009 and her Bachelor of Arts in French in 2007.

Smith Slusky, while emphasizing commercial real estate and business law from our office in Omaha, Nebraska, we also represents businesses and individuals in a wide range of legal services in Nebraska, the Midwest and the US.

Learn more about Danielle Dring on her lawyer profile.