LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts says Britain’s decision to leave the European Union could create opportunities for Nebraska even if it means short-term uncertainty.
Ricketts said Tuesday that the nation’s leaders should make sure they’re “first in line” for opportunities to open new trade relationships with the United Kingdom.
He says he won’t rule out a Nebraska trade mission to the country, but noted that the state has already committed to a visiting China this year and such trips take time to plan.
Ricketts says Britain is Nebraska’s 19th largest trading partner, and the changes that are coming could provide benefits if the state looks for them.