Nebraska is known as the cornhusker state but agricultural bounty is only one of its merits. In a state where almost everything costs less than the national average, Nebraskans enjoy exceptional business opportunities, access to cutting-edge medicine, an outstanding public education system, safe cities, clean water, fresh air, and strong communities.
Serious business: In addition to a central location, Nebraska also offers employers access to a pool of hard-working, well-educated employees, and a public power system consistently providing some of the lowest electricity in the nation. The state Legislature passed the Nebraska Advantage act which gives incentives to developing businesses and rewards investment in the state’s economy.
Tommy Milner, CEO of Cabela's said about Nebraska, “We are founded in a state that is friendly to businesses and has an extremely educated workforce, together with a work ethic the likes of which I have never seen anywhere in my career."
Health care: As home to two top rated medical schools, Nebraska places a high value on modern health care. Nebraska is known throughout the region for its state-of-the-art health care centers providing the very best treatments for heart, cancer, transplantation and more. And care at a Nebraska hospital typically costs 30 percent less than the U.S. average.
Education: Nebraska boasts one of the best high school graduation rates in the country, at 87 percent. More than 73 percent of those who graduate from a Nebraska school will have taken the ACT or the SAT and will score above the national average in math, science, reading and writing. Nebraska is also home to more than 35 universities and colleges, including the University of Nebraska, the state-wide university system.
Environment: Nebraska takes pride in its clean streams, unpolluted air, landscaped cities and unblemished prairie. Residents have access to a host of outdoor recreation activities that provide the opportunity to experience Nebraska scenery and wildlife first hand.
Recreation: A world-class zoo, professional sports teams, a lively night scene, the College Baseball World Series, fine dining, regular concerts by national performers and a college football team with some of the world’s most enthusiastic fans are just a few of the attractions luring visitors to Nebraska year after year.
Community: Nebraska’s diverse communities include 530 incorporated municipalities. Whether you settle in one of Nebraska’s most energetic towns—the largest two cities being Omaha and Lincoln—or choose a suburb or a small town in the country, you will sense the spirit of friendliness and cooperation that has made Nebraska what it is today.
To find out why our state is the perfect place for your young or expanding business, please see the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.