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Expand or Relocate to Nebraska

Nebraska Business Data

Relocate or Expand to Nebraska

NE business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of local communities

Business Data for Nebraska


Total Labor Force

Unemployment Rate

# Manufacturers

Manufacturing Jobs

Right to Work

Unemp. Insurance Tax

Manufacturing stats updated on 3/6/2018. All other data updated on 11/13/2017. IndustryNet is not responsible for errors or omissions.
Corporate Income Tax
5.58% on first $50,000; 7.81% on income over $100,000

Sales Tax
5.5%. Exemptions include: Goods in transit; pollution control equipment; industrial machinery & equipment; industrial fuels and raw materials.

Property Tax
Levied by county and municipal subdivisions. All property is assessed at 100% of actual value. Industrial sites located outside Nebraska cities are taxed at a lower rate than within city limits. No state property tax. Exemptions include: Business inventories.

Leading Mfg. Industries
(by # of employees)
32% Food and kindred products
10% Industrial machinery and equipment
9% Transportation equipment
8% Printing and publishing
8% Fabricated metal products

Largest Mfg. Employers
(by # of employees)
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. (Dakota City) - 4,000
JBS (Grand Island) - 3,500
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. (Lexington) - 2,300
Cargill Meat Solutions (Schuyler) - 2,200
Smithfield Farmland Corp. (Crete) - 2,150
Counties with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Douglas - 41,508
Lancaster - 24,948
Hall - 9,109
Platte - 5,796
Madison - 5,434

Cities with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Omaha - 36,512
Lincoln - 23,778
Grand Island - 8,577
Columbus - 5,166
Dakota City - 4,054

Mfg. Related Business Incentives
• Nebraska Advantage Act (tax credits)
• Tax increment financing for blighted land
• A $10 million and 100-employee investment qualifies co's for personal property tax exemptions for 15 years for turbine-powered aircraft, personal computer systems, agricultural products and processing machinery.
• Job Creation Tax Credit
• Industrial Development Revenue Bonds (IDBs)
• Nebraska Investment Finance Authorities
• Economic Development Loan Program
• Nebraska Development Finance Service
• Nebraska Energy Fund
• Small Business Innovation Research Program
• Statewide SBA 504
• Skill Training Employment Program
• Heartland Capital Fund Limited (seed capital)
• Nebraska Enterprise Opportunity Network
• Community Improvement Financing
• Nebraska Venture Capital Forum Program
• Nebraska Internship Program

Economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, and other organizations & businesses available to assist with your relocation to or from Nebraska

Topeka, KS
Striving to recruit new business & help companies expand in Kansas
Sidney, NE
The City of Sidney, Cheyenne County & the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce have provided a consolidated economic development partnership from 1991-2011 that has resulted in solid growth & momentum heading into the future. Despite economic challenges on a regional & national basis the past several months, Sidney continues to have one of the stronger economies in Nebraska. Call Community Development: 308-254-8455 or City Manager: 308-254-4444.
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