If expansion plans are in your future, Nebraska has much to offer:
Nebraska’s centralized location along key transportation routes provides unmatched speed to markets. Interstate 80 traverses the state, linking to both the East and West Coasts. North-south Interstate 29 passes along Nebraska’s eastern border and Interstate 25 is in close proximity to the state’s western border. Ten freight railroads operate more than 3,200 miles of track throughout the state. No major city in the United States is more than 5 days by rail from Nebraska. The Missouri River, on Nebraska’s eastern border, provides a water link to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean via the Mississippi River.
Reliable and abundant power
Reliable electricity is critical to any business, large or small. In Nebraska, not only is the power reliable, it is abundant and affordable. Industrial electrical rates rank well below the national average year after year. Nebraska’s low rates are derived, in part, from a totally not-for-profit, public power system and a balanced and efficient “mix” of generation resources that include low-cost coal, plus carbon-free hydro, nuclear and wind power. Nebraska’s industrial rates are a competitive advantage.
An available and educated workforce
A skilled, educated, productive and available workforce is key to the growth of business and industry. Nebraska boasts a first-class employment base across a large range of industry sectors. In fact, Nebraska’s labor climate consistently ranks among the nation’s best. Hardy work ethics combined with an agricultural heritage means a state grounded in economic stability yet primed for growth.
Many firms, including such nationally known companies as Abengoa, ADM, BD, Monsanto, Tyson Foods, and Valmont Industries have more than one plant in Nebraska — a strong testimony to the state’s profitable business climate. Non-manufacturing companies such as The Buckle and Cash-Wa Distributing also find Nebraska’s environment conducive to growth. Each with recent expansions.