Doing Business

We grow thriving companies.

We’re home to more than 45,000 businesses, including four Fortune 500 and five Fortune 1000 headquarters. We’re passionate about this community and the companies that thrive here. We work hard to keep the business climate friendly and taxes moderate. Our cost of living is low, our quality of life is high – and our steady economic growth is the envy of the nation.

Representing a two-state, six-county region, we serve as a one-stop center for all of your economic development needs.

Avenues of assistance include:

  • Facilitating connections with funding and assistance agencies
  • Identifying buildings and sites
  • Providing detailed strategic demographic information
  • Measuring workforce availability and recruiting needs
  • Researching economic trends
  • Providing guidance for incentives and job training programs
  • Connecting you with the resources you need to move your business to the next level

Looking to move or expand your business? Let our team assist you with one of the most important business decisions you can make!

Assistance is available in the following areas:

  • Connections and referrals to local resource providers
  • Incentives
  • Real estate
  • Workforce

Find Properties

Find existing available sites and buildings that meet your unique business needs.

Taxes & Incentives

We work hard to keep the business climate friendly and taxes moderate, valuing the contributions that businesses make to our economy and our quality of life.

Our incentive and training programs are available to businesses of all sizes and a wide variety of industries, benefiting businesses in the following areas:

  • Reduction or elimination of property, payroll, income and/or sales tax liability
  • Customized job training
  • Special financing, grants and loans
Nebraska Iowa
Business Assistance and Financing Angel Investor Tax Credits
Capital Gains Exemption Demonstration Fund
Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) EB-5 Iowa Regional Center
Community Improvement Financing Employee Stock Ownership Plan
Customized Job Training Program Employee Training
Greater Omaha Foreign Trade Zone No. 19 Enterprise Zones
Local Municipal Economic Development Act High Quality Jobs
Manufacturing Equipment Sales Tax Exemption Innovation Fund Tax Credit
Nebraska Advantage Program (LB 312) Iowa Capital Access
Nebraska Department of Labor’s Workforce Development Iowa Innovation Acceleration
Nebraska Worker Training Program Iowa Small Business Loan Support Program
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Iowa Student Internship
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) New Jobs Tax Credit
Work Opportunity Tax Credit Research Activities Credit
Small Business Credit Initiative Programs
Targeted Jobs Withholding Tax Credit Pilot Program
Targeted Small Business

Workforce Trends & Information

Job openings and labor turnover
Wage by location and occupation
A variety of labor market information, including: demographic reviews, labor force data, employment by industry and occupation, and employment projections
A monthly online publication containing information about the Nebraska economy with feature articles spotlighting the uses of labor market information
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