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Over the decades, Nebraska’s business leaders, chambers of commerce, lawmakers and governors have worked hard to improve our state’s economic competitiveness. While there is still much work to be done, Nebraska has become recognized nationally and globally for its pro-business climate. Below are recent comparisons in which Nebraska has performed well:

Best In U.S. — Regulatory Climate
(Forbes, 2016)

Best In U.S. — Retirement Environment
(LPL Financial, 2017)

3rd Best — Best States For Business
(Forbes, 2016)

3rd Best — Top States For Millennials
(, 2017)

4th Best — Combined Business

Climate Rankings
(Ball State University, 2016)

5th Best — Affordability
(U.S. News & World Report, 2017)

5th Best — America’s Happiest States
(, 2017)

5th Best — Education System
(CNBC, 2017)

5th Best — Unemployment Tax Burden
(SBE Council, 2017)

5th Best — Business Incentives
(Pollina Corporate, 2015)

6th Best — State Fiscal Solvency
(George Mason University, 2017)

6th Best — Business Friendliness
(CNBC, 2017)

7th Best — Quality Of Life
(Forbes, 2016)

7th Best — Best States To Find A Job
(U.S. News & World Report, 2017)

7th Best — Legal Climate
(U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, 2017)

9th Best — Business Costs
(Forbes, 2016)

9th Best — Retail Electricity Price for Residential Users
(U.S. Dept. of Energy, 2017)

10th Best — Best States For Lowest Mortgage Debt
(Experian, 2016)

10th Best — Best States In Which To Retire
(, 2016)

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