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Hurrdat joins Omaha’s B2 Interactive after impressing on national project

Hurrdat, B2 logos August 13, 2014 by

Hurrdat, a digital marketing startup created four years ago in Lincoln by two former Nebraska football players, has been acquired by Omaha-based digital marketing agency B2 Interactive. The terms were not disclosed. Hurrdat will remain in Lincoln and keep all 17 employees. They plan to move to a new office in September. B2 grows to more than 70 people with the acquisition.  read more

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Entrepreneurship Index still shows bias to coasts, but Prairie catching up

PastedGraphic-2 August 13, 2014 by

Economists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln published the results of their annual State Entrepreneurship Index last week. Though co-author Eric Thompson admitted the index reinforces a long-standing bias towards the east and west coasts, he said prairie states like Iowa and Nebraska ranked well. “I have to confess that it does reinforce this stereotype, this predilection that some people have toward opportunity on the coasts,” he said. “But the index is also saying there’s plenty of opportunity and things going on here, too.” Iowa came in at 11th while Nebraska ranks at 18th and Missouri at 35th.   read more

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