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   from the issue of March 24, 2005

Statewide looks at rural businesses

This week on Statewide, NET Television's award-winning weekly news journal, the Statewide team examines rural development efforts in Nebraska. Reporter Brad Penner travels to McCook, Neb., where a local high-tech software company recently landed a multi-million dollar defense contract. This episode of Statewide airs at 7:30 p.m. March 25 on NET1.

In the southwest Nebraska community of McCook you might be surprised to find the office of 21st Century Systems, Inc., an Omaha-based software company that designs, develops and field tests support systems for defense missions. The operation is an example of a high-tech company laying down roots in rural Nebraska. Penner visits the company and offers perspective on why it chose to open a McCook office.

Penner also looks at how the organization GROW Nebraska, based in Holbrook, helps people in rural communities turn their ideas into profitable businesses. GROW Nebraska focuses on artisans and Nebraska products and has been recognized as one of rural America's best entrepreneurial organizations.

This episode of Statewide repeats on NET1 Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at noon. It repeats on NET2 Saturdays at 9:30 p.m., Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.



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