NioCorp held a dinner and informational meeting Sept. 8 with at least 500 attendees at Kimmel Event Center in Syracuse.  
Some were interested community members while others were stockholders who traveled from all over Southeast Nebraska.
Several NioCorp representatives discussed the economic impact of their proposed mine in Elk Creek.
They are still in the process of securing financing for the project which will produce ferroniobium, scandium, and titanium.  
All of these are metals which are mostly imported from other countries (niobium is 100 percent imported), and they are used by the military and other businesses for airplanes and other finished products that need the strong metal.
They covered in detail the  economic impact of construction jobs, new high-paying specialized jobs at the mine after the three year construction, and potential tax revenue for the state of Nebraska.
After their presentation, a question and answer session was held that lasted for over an hour.  
Even when the public question and answer time was held, many individuals spoke one on one with NioCorp representatives to discuss their questions about the project.