On June 8, nearly 200 people, including community leaders, members, and Nelnet associates, attended the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at Nelnet’s newest development in Lincoln, the 401 Building. The building that used to house the Lincoln Telephone & Telegraph Company has gone from a vacant, windowless warehouse to a modern, innovative, and comfortable workspace that will house over 500 Nelnet associates.
Attendees were able to experience the 401 Building’s dramatic transformation firsthand at the event. In a speech preceding a series of tours, Nelnet CEO Jeff Noordhoek noted that the space is more than just another Nelnet building, it’s “an investment in our people and the future of our city that we care so deeply about.” Other notable speakers included Nebraska Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley, Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce President Wendy Birdsall, and Speedway Properties General Partner Clay Smith.
The 401 Building is also an example of Nelnet’s commitment to innovation. The building is one of the first in Lincoln’s Telegraph District to be renovated and brought back to life for use by the community. It is both Nelnet’s and the City of Lincoln’s goal that the 401 Building and the buzz it creates will attract more people, business, and revitalization of this historic area.
It’s in Nelnet’s Core Values to create an awesome work environment. We feel this new building is a testament to that promise, and we were proud to use this opportunity to show that to the community.
More information about the 401 Building open house events can be found in this Lincoln Journal Star article.