Nebraska's Economic Health
According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Nebraska’s GDP is growing at about 2.4% as of mid-2019. Growth between 2017 and 2018 was 1.5%. Commitments to fiscal restraint, a constitutional requirement for a balanced budget and the state’s rainy-day fund keep it economically resilient.
The Blueprint Nebraska report demonstrates that Nebraska’s agriculture, real estate, transportation and warehousing, and utilities sectors are outperforming peer states in productivity. The rise of automation and innovative technologies offers the greatest growth potential across all sectors, but especially in agriculture, manufacturing and transportation. See Productivity by Sector and Automation Potentials in U.S. Industries below.
Nebraska is a top-ranked state for doing business, thanks to vigilance and diligence of Nebraska government leaders over several decades.
The NE Chamber, through its partnership in Blueprint Nebraska, is committed to helping promote strategies that: