DOING BUSINESS IN NEBRASKA

Nebraska Department of Economic Development
531-310-2833
kc.belitz@nebraska.gov 
opportunity.nebraska.gov

Doing business in NebraskaNebraska has what Americans are looking for: safe neighborhoods, great schools, and family-friendly communities. We’re a national leader in sustainable agriculture, and investments in bio-based production have elevated Nebraska’s manufacturing employment to its highest point in 20+ years.

— K.C. Belitz, Director,
Nebraska Department of Economic Development
Doing business in Nebraska
Aerial panorama of Lincoln, Nebraska (Photo: Adobe Stock/mandritoiu)

  TARGETED GROWTH SECTORS

AgTech: Nebraska’s status as a leader in feeding, fueling, and sustaining the globe is built on a foundation of agricultural innovation — from the latest in water management technology to artificial crop intelligence.


Manufacturing: Manufacturing employment in Nebraska has skyrocketed to its highest point in more than a decade thanks to powerhouses like Becton Dickinson, Kawasaki, and others.


Insurtech: It’s an unkept secret that Aflac and Pacific Life are domiciled in Nebraska — but that’s just a slice of this state’s booming insurtech ecosystem.

FEATURED LOCATIONS

York County Nebraska

York County, Nebraska is a progressive community strategically located at the intersection of US Highway 81 and Interstate 80, two of America’s most traveled roadways, and is adjacent to the Lincoln Metro area, Nebraska’s capital city. Logistics, agribusinesses and manufacturers thrive here.

  FAST FACTS

Population (July 2022 est.): 1,967,923¹
Largest Cities (2020): Omaha (491,168); Lincoln (291,383); Bellevue (64,301); Grand Island (52,944); Kearney (33,734)¹
Real GDP (2022): $123.5 billion²

*U.S. Census Bureau
**Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Dept. of Commerce

  INITIATIVE PROGRAM

ImagiNE: Nebraska’s redesigned incentives portfolio that meets the needs of expanding or relocating businesses. ImagiNE is simplified for ease of compliance; scaled for large and small firms; designed to help businesses train and recruit talent; available statewide and across multiple industries; and streamlined to save time and costs.

  TOP BUSINESS FACILITIES RANKING

#3 Agribusiness
2023 State Rankings

From the July / August 2023 issue of Business Facilities

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