Governor Pillen Announces New DED Director

Governor Pillen Announces New DED Director Main Photo

5 Jun 2023


LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen has appointed K.C. Belitz to be the next director of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED). Belitz, who is currently the chief operating officer for the Nebraska Community Foundation, will assume his new role on July 5.  

“K.C. brings the right experience and enthusiasm to lead DED and market Nebraska,” said Governor Pillen. “He understands firsthand the needs of the state and concerns in both rural and urban communities when it comes to issues like maintaining a stable workforce, retaining our youth, attracting businesses, and growing businesses that have already established roots.” 

Surrounded by officials from state chambers of commerce when his appointment was announced, Belitz spoke about his key strategic goals as incoming DED Director – identifying strong business potential within Nebraska, providing great customer service and being the state’s “front door” and recruitment team for businesses and people. 

“I can’t imagine a better time in this state’s history to be working in economic development,” said Belitz. “It seems like the pieces are in place and Nebraska is poised for really exciting developments in the next few years. I’m looking forward to being on the team that’s working to maximize those opportunities.” 

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