Nebraska is home to a strong base of financial and insurance companies propelled by technological advances. As a matter of fact, Omaha is ranked among the top five most promising fin-tech hubs in the nation. That foundation, in addition to a No. 7-ranked higher education system delivering graduates into the sector, has ignited a new entrepreneurial and innovative energy, in urban and rural areas. Dubbed the “Silicon Prairie” by a number of tech and entrepreneurial trade publications, the Lincoln-to-Omaha corridor is becoming well known for its access to capital and economic support structure.
BUILDING FOR TOMORROW
The startup and accelerator framework can unlock enhanced innovation and productivity in several key sectors for Nebraska, including agriculture, manufacturing, transportation and logistics and financial service. According to the Blueprint Nebraska strategic economic development plan,
innovative industries have experienced:
Nebraska is increasing its investment in technology. To accomplish this, Blueprint Nebraska calls for:
MAKE YOUR MARK
The Nebraska Chamber Policy Councils consider policies and initiatives to maintain Nebraska’s prominence and growth in technology. Councils meet at least twice annually to discuss emerging trends and recommend policy positions to the Board of Directors. Council participation is open to all members. Learn more at nechamber.com.