An Opportunity For Recycling Firms

Nebraska's economic development agency is seeking recycling firms that need investors. The investors, as well as venture capitalists, bankers, corporate investors, economic and business developers, will be coming to the second annual Midwest Recycling Investment Forum in late September in Cincinnati.

Recycling firms in Nebraska interested in meeting with these investors need to apply by June 21 to the state's Department of Economic Development to be able to present business plans and display products and services at the fall Forum.

Getting A Once Over

"Firms selected to attend the Investment Forum will have an opportunity to refine their presentation skills and be introduced to effective marketing approaches," recycling economic development advocate Pat Langan said.

Firms applying to attend will be competing against similar companies in 13 other states that are part of the Mid-America Council of Recycling Officials. States in the group stretch from Pennsylvania to Kentucky to Kansas to North Dakota. The group encourages the development of regionally effective programs and policies aimed at recycling, market development, source reduction and recycled content purchases.

The Investment Forum is being held in conjunction with the National Recycling Coalition's 18th Annual Congress and Exposition. The Investment Forum is funded by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

For more information on the Forum and application materials, contact Pat Langan at the Department of Economic Development at 800-426-6505 or 402-471-3766 or by email at  

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