Site Selection Magazine lists Nebraska as the number one state in the nation with the most qualifying new and expanded facilities per capita. Governor Dave Heineman says this honor recognizes the state’s economic development success.
Governor Heineman says Nebraska earned the 2014 Governor’s Cup award because the state is focused on improving business and creating jobs. He says companies setting up shop here are impressed with the citizens, our strong work ethic, low energy costs and low cost of living.
Catherine Lang is the Director of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and says “Earning the Governor’s Cup over this outstanding field confirms that the hard work of our economic developers in combination with all the amenities Nebraska offers is getting noticed by corporate players in our global economy.”
The Omaha metropolitan area was ranked number one in Tier Two of new and expanded corporate facilities in 2013 for areas with populations between 200,000 and 1-million.