Nebraska National Rankings

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Every state wants economic growth and a favorable business climate.  But they don’t happen by accident.

Over the decades, Nebraska’s business leaders, chambers of commerce, lawmakers, and governors have worked together to improve our state’s competitiveness. While there is still much work to be done, Nebraska has become recognized nationally and globally for its pro-business climate and outstanding quality of life.

Below are some recent national comparisons – conducted by independent, respected organizations – in which Nebraska has performed well:

Best In U.S. Economic Development
Projects Per Capita
(Site Selection, 2017 & 2018)

Best In U.S. Power Grid Reliability
(U.S. News & World Report, 2018)

2nd Best Cost of Doing Business
(CNBC, 2018)

2nd Best Millennial Unemployment Rate
(WalletHub.com, 2018)

2nd Best Affordable Housing
(WalletHub.com, 2018)

3rd Best Education System
(CNBC, 2018)

3rd Best Top States For Millennials
(MoneyRates.com, 2017)

4th Best Best States For Business
(Forbes, 2017)

4th Best Lowest Unemployment Tax
(SBE Council, 2018)

4th Best Business Incentives
(WalletHub.com, 2018)

4th Best Low Unemployment
(U.S. News & World Report, 2018)

4th Best Labor Force Participation
(U.S. News & World Report, 2018)

4th Best Top States For College Students
(MoneyRates, 2018)

5th Best America’s Happiest States
(WalletHub.com, 2017)

5th Best Lowest Electricity Rates For Residential Customers
(HowMuch.net, 2018)

6th Best Commute Time
(U.S. News & World Report, 2018)

6th Best State Fiscal Solvency
(George Mason University, 2017)

6th Best Quality Of Life
(Forbes, 2017)

7th Best Higher Education
(U.S. News & World Report, 2018)

7th Best Best States To Find A Job
(U.S. News & World Report, 2017)

7th Best Legal Climate
(U.S. Chamber, 2017)

7th Best Business Costs
(Forbes, 2017)

7th Best Top Company Headquarters
(U.S. News & World Report, 2018)

8th Best Lowest Electricity Rates For Commercial Customers
(HowMuch.net, 2018)

9th Best Best States For Retirement
(Bankrate.com, 2018)

10th Best Lowest Mortgage Debt
(Experian, 2016)

10th Best Renewable Energy Use
(U.S. News & World Report, 2018)