Economic Development
The creation of new businesses and the cultivation of new ideas are imperative to Nebraska’s growth and economic stability.

The creation of new businesses and the cultivation of new ideas are imperative to Nebraska’s growth and economic stability.

According to Invest Nebraska, our state ranked 29th nationally in venture capital, bringing in $185M.  Nebraska must increase its ranking to compete with other states in recruiting people and businesses.  

Foster Innovation and Support Entrepreneurship

  • We work with and connect you to organizations that foster entrepreneurial ideas.
  • We help find the capital available through public and private investors to take a dream to reality.
  • We focus on ideas and support while assisting existing organizations in finding talent and quality of life.

Encourage Policy and Development of Infrastructure that Supports Economic Growth

  • Nebraska is known for its great people, scenic landscapes, and relatively low cost of living.  However, the state faces out-migration year after year.  
  • For Nebraska to attract new start-ups, keep college graduates here, and keep the current small businesses sustainable, the state must address three Key issues:

     

• Affordable Housing

• Access to Child Care

• Rural Access to Health Care

Economic development is crucial for Nebraska’s growth and financial stability, and HIBA is committed to supporting this effort in various ways. By fostering innovation, supporting entrepreneurship, and encouraging policy and infrastructure development, HIBA strives to create new business opportunities, cultivate new ideas, and attract investment to Nebraska. 

The organization focuses on eight economic development regions and ensures that each area’s unique characteristics and strengths are leveraged for maximum economic growth. Furthermore, by addressing critical issues such as affordable housing, healthcare access and childcare, HIBA helps create a supportive environment for businesses and individuals to thrive in Nebraska. 

Through these efforts, HIBA aims to make Nebraska a more attractive destination for startups, college graduates, and small businesses, thereby driving the state’s economic growth and prosperity.

NEDED Business Incentives

The Nebraska Dept of Economic Development is equipped with some assistance for businesses and communities interested in developing and capitalizing on economic development opportunities.  Some

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