Manufacturing is the second-largest sector in Nebraska, delivering 11% or $13 billion of Nebraska GDP annually. The National Association of Manufacturers estimates exports have increased more than 40% between 2010 and 2018. More than 1,990 firms employed more than 100,000 people
with annual average compensation of $62,500, according to a 2017 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Nebraska’s highly productive workforce, affordable real estate and utility costs, low cost of doing business and high-quality transportation networks make the state a natural fit for manufacturing growth. Barriers to growth include the need for full integration of automation as a force multiplier and the ability to attract skilled labor.
Make Your Mark
The Nebraska Chamber Manufacturing Policy Council meets at least twice annually to discuss emerging trends and recommend policy positions to the Board of Directors. Council participation is open to all members as a benefit of joining. Learn more at nechamber.com.
"I have always appreciated the Chamber of Commerce at all levels for all that they do for business in Nebraska. The State Chamber really cares about driving economic development in Nebraska and always has all of our interests in mind in their support. Businesses that are big or small in all geographic locations are recognized by the State Chamber and they consider all benefits and consequences when making decisions or driving positive change. Being a lifelong Nebraskan, I know that we all want what is best for our state and we know that working together is the only way that we can make things happen. The State Chamber helps us do that and I can feel that cooperation and support when I have conversations with other members and leaders of the State Chamber.”
Kyle J. Nixon
General Manager Novozymes-Blair NE