First Big Talk, Now Big Bucks

July 26, 2007 at 12:25pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

I can’t believe I forgot to post this yesterday: The 2015 Vision group announced that they have raised $25 million to put toward their 10 pillars for transforming Lincoln. That news makes me extremely happy, because although I can quibble with some of the things the group is doing, I admire and respect their larger goals. That they have raised $25 million proves many others agree.

No piece of good news is complete without a “but”, so here’s mine: But, $25 million is but a tiny fraction of the total investment that will be required from public and private sources. The total investment over the next, say, twenty years for the group’s projects, along with related projects, will top $1 billion. Don’t despair; $25 million isn’t even all that has been committed to date. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, for example, is already committed to building millions of dollars worth of critical infrastructure in the Research Corridor.

A lot of very hard work remains ahead of this community to be sure. It’s hard not to like the momentum generated so far.

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foxspit July 26, 2007 at 1:01pm

That’s great news! I’m a big fan of the 2015 group, it’s interesting that they are investing so much of their time and money to this. Nice to see such commitment to the community.

CP July 26, 2007 at 1:51pm

Good news!

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