#27 Nebraska


#19 in Taxation and Regulation

#3 in Workforce Quality

#16 in Living Environment

Right to Work?

Regional Profile – MIdwest

STATE
OVERALL REGIONAL RANK
TAXATION & REGULATION REGIONAL RANK
WORKFORCE QUALITY REGIONAL RANK
LIVING ENVIRONMENT REGIONAL RANK
Illinois
12
12
12
12
Indiana
1
3
2
2
Iowa
4
5
3
4
Kansas
7
6
9
8
Michigan
11
10
10
10
Minnesota
10
11
6
7
Missouri
9
8
11
6
Nebraska
8
4
1
1
North Dakota
6
2
8
11
Ohio
2
7
4
5
South Dakota
5
1
7
9
Wisconsin
3
9
5
3

Key Industries

Agriculture; Biotech; Energy; Logistics; Medical Research

Key Companies

Berkshire Hathaway

ConAgra

Peter Kiewit Sons

Mutual of Omaha

TD Ameritrade

Union Pacific Railway

Advantages

Nebraska spends over $1.4 billion a year on incentive programs.

Challenges

Nebraska ranks 29th in the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index with a corporate tax rate of 7.81%.

Nebraska’s stagnant labor pool reflects one of the nation’s lowest unemployment rates.

Key Contacts

Office of Economic Development

Courtney Dentlinger, Department Director
402-471-3746
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94666
Lincoln, NE 68509-4666

courtney.dentlinger@nebraska.gov
http://www.neded.org/index.php

CEO Comments

“Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma are all backward conservative states that don’t attract many young professionals.”

Current Developments

2015 Regional Report: The Midwest
November 13, 2015

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No 20: Nebraska

No. 20

Nebraska

Taxation and Regulations
Workforce Quality
Living Environment

Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net

Key Metrics
Taxation and Regulations
  • State Corporate Income Tax Rate: 7.81%
  • Highest Personal Income Tax Rate: 6.84%
Workforce Quality
  • % with High School diploma or more: 90.1
  • % with Bachelor’s degree or more: 27.1
  • % with Advanced degree or more: 8.6
  • Patents per 100K: 11.91
  • % of Employed Represented by Unions: 11.8
Quality of Life
  • Hopsitals per 10K: 0.483
  • Elementary/Secondary Schools per 1000 people: 0.71
  • Violent Crimes per 100K: 277.3
Key Companies
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • ConAgra
  • Union Pacific Railway
  • TD Ameritrade
Other Highlights
  • Nebraska rose to #20 from #22 in 2010 — the state took #28 in 2009
  • Nebrask ranks 47th in state debt per capita with $1407

Sources:
TaxFoundation.org
Statemaster.com
Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education