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The Good Life Brings Great Opportunity

The Good Life Brings Great Opportunity

Looking for a place to grow your business? A community to call home? Insight about start-up programs, building sites and tax incentives? You’ve got it.

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) is here with resources and assistance to help you through every step of business and community development. Full disclosure—we love Nebraska, and we’re excited to share the good life with others. Our unparalleled work ethic is just the beginning of what we offer. Take a look at what else we bring to the table:

  • World-class telecommunications infrastructure
  • Business-friendly regulatory atmosphere
  • Wage credits, including teleworkers
  • Research and development credits
  • Available sites and buildings
  • Low-cost, reliable power
  • Real estate tax refunds
  • Investment tax credits
  • Minimal congestion
  • Speed to markets
  • Centrally located
  • Key transportation routes


Nebraska Governor's Summit on Economic Development

Available Site & Building Search

Metro Lincoln Labor Availability Study

Lincoln Business Skills & Training Report

Northeast Nebraska Labor Availability Study

Metro Omaha Labor Availability Study

Talent & Innovation Initiative (TI2)

One of the most important accomplishments of the 2011 legislative session was the passage of several bills focused on creating new momentum for developing and attracting businesses rooted in technology and innovation—Talent and Innovation Initiative. The Nebraska Department of Economic Development is in the early stages of implementation of the initiative and additional information on each program can be found here as it becomes available.



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Nebraska Department of Economic Development | Courtney Dentlinger, Department Director
301 Centennial Mall South | P.O. Box 94666 | Lincoln, NE 68509-4666
Phone (800) 426-6505 | Fax (402) 471-3778