Nebraska is a great place to live, work, play and grow a business. We have a great work ethic, one of the best quality of life rankings in America, an overall cost of living that ranks below the national average, a fine educational system, some of the nation’s shortest commuting times, a strong and healthy economy, and a business-friendly atmosphere.
Quality of Life
Nebraska is a great place to work, play and stay. That’s what Nebraskans — both long-time and new residents — increasingly say. And that’s what quality of life rankings of states increasingly show.
Nebraska has an overall cost of living that ranks below the national average in all major categories, including food, housing, utilities, transportation, and health care. When adjusted for these cost of living advantages, Nebraska’s wages and salaries compare very favorably with those in other states.
Nebraska has a fine educational system, where the ratio of teachers to pupils is one of the nation’s highest, and the rate of high school graduation is one of the best in the United States.
Nebraska has a safe environment. The overall crime rate in Nebraska is 40 percent lower than the U.S. average.
Come Experience the Good Life
From rolling hills and rugged buttes to waterfalls and sunsets, art museums and frontier military posts to prehistoric elephants and a world-class zoo, there are many amazing sites in Nebraska.
Nebraska also has a variety of outdoor adventures to discover. Whether you like to swim, sail, hike, bike, fish, run, hunt, or just soak in a breathtaking panoramic setting, Nebraska is open for adventure year-round.
For a short time, leave behind the concrete jungle and take advantage of Nebraska’s agri-tourism opportunities. View the rancher’s way of life including horse riding and roping, taste traditional cowboy meals, observe the buffalo herd in their native prairie habitat, or take a tour of a farm or historic buildings from the early 1900’s.
As you travel across Nebraska, you will see a geographically diverse land that is alive with color, and this is true of the state’s golf courses as well. Nebraska is a golfing hotbed. If you look at the number, quality, affordability, and even the national rankings of our golf courses, you will find that Nebraska is indeed one of the best places in the world to tee it up!
Each year, Golfweek magazine selects the 100 best modern courses in America. Nebraska has three courses ranked in this prestigious top 100, including the number one course, the Sand Hills Golf Club i n Mullen.
Although the cost of golf anywhere in the U.S. would likely be lower than the cost in Japan, one of the negative aspects of the golf boom in the United States is that the cost of playing the game has skyrocketed in many states. It’s not unusual now to pay $100 and even much more for 18 holes, and anything under $50 is considered a bargain. Not so in Nebraska! Almost all of the golf courses in the state charge between $10 and $30 for 18 holes.
Nebraska is the only state with 100% public power. Public ownership of generation, transmission, and distribution systems provides customers with some of the lowest electric rates in the nation, plus excellent reliability, excess supply and a history of meeting the needs of new and expanding businesses.
The state’s industrial electric rates are 29.4 percent lower than the U.S. average and are among the lowest of the 48 contiguous states.
Nebraska is a leader in telecommunications and is the home to one of the strongest telecommunications infrastructures in the nation. A critical mass of skilled labor is available to serve information intensive companies.