A Central Location for Global Opportunities.
Nebraska offers unique opportunities for business success. A relaxed business regulation environment, hard-working labor force and favorable geographical are all combined to create an ideal location for entrepreneurs.
Nebraska is located in the heart of the North American Free Trade Zone, facilitating the distribution of products to both Canada and Mexico. At the same time, starting from Nebraska, the goods can be shipped to the vast majority of places in the United States within two days. There are more than 55 million people living within the 500-mile radius (800 km) of Nebraska.
Nebraska is a good place to live, work, play, and do business. And the state is ranked among the best in the nation’s quality of life, and the overall cost of living is lower than the national average. The state also has a good education system, convenient transportation, a strong and healthy economy, and a friendly business atmosphere.
In 2012, KPMG certified Nebraska as the nation’s most suitable location for new companies’ headquarters. In the annual tax base of the National Business Tax Prosperity Index, Nebraska ranks second. In 2015 Pollina Corporate Real Estate ranked Nebraska the third top Pro-Business State. The Institute of Legal Reform & American Chamber of Commerce compared the state liability compensation system and ranked the State as the third most fair litigation environment in the U.S.
Foreign Nationals in the United States carrying out international business often face unique challenges. To address this issue, the Department of Economic Development of Nebraska has formed a special team of consultants, including representatives of the private sector. The team can help consult with foreign companies during their initial planning stage, so that they can successfully enter the U.S. market through Nebraska.
In the Past Ten Years, Nebraska has Attracted:
$7.26B in Investments
2,608 Job Opportunities
Nebraska’s Foreign-funded Companies:
- Kawasaki – Japan
- Novozymes– Denmark
- World Group – China
- CLAAS – Germany
- Wipro Limited – India
- Novartis – Switzerland
- BAE Systems – United Kingdom
Nebraska’s Core Strengths:
- Agribusiness and Food Processing
- Biotechnology & Life Sciences
- Agricultural Machinery & Equipment
- Irrigation Systems & Energy Management
- Transportation & Logistics
- Software & Technology
- Finance & Insurance
- Track Car Equipment
- Health Services