#20 Nebraska


7.33 out of 10 in Taxation and Regulation

7.56 out of 10 in Workforce Quality

7.67 out of 10 in Living Environment

Right to Work?


State Profile

A bill for income tax and agricultural property tax changes was voted down recently in the Nebraska legislature. Lawmakers fell short on a motion to end a filibuster on Legislative Bill 461. On a lighter note, however, Nebraska has joined the “Gigawatt Club.” With the raising of Grand Prairie, a 400-megawatt wind farm in Holt County, Nebraska has sailed past 1,000 megawatts— or 1 gigawatt—of wind-generated capacity. It’s the 18th state to join the club, according to the American Wind Energy Association.

Key Industries

Agriculture; Biotech; Energy; Logistics; Medical Research

Key Companies

Berkshire Hathaway
ConAgra
Peter Kiewit Sons
Mutual of Omaha
TD Ameritrade
Union Pacific Railway

Key Contacts

Office of Economic Development

Courtney Dentlinger, Director of Department
402-471-3125
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94666
Lincoln, NE 68509-4666
courtney.dentlinger@nebraska.gov
http://www.neded.org/index.php

CEO Comments

“Nebraska has it all, great state to do business in and live.”

“The state government of Nebraska is working for the business and does everything to help and keep them there.”

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2016 Regional Report: The Midwest

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