Nebraska Jumps Into Top 10 in U.S. News and World Report Ranking of States
Governor Pete Ricketts recently welcomed new rankings from U.S. News and World Report, which released its 2018 “Best States” study. Nebraska is ranked #7, a jump of six spots from Nebraska’s 2017 ranking of #13.
“This ranking is evidence of the hard work of Nebraskans in communities across our state who are working every day to create new opportunities,” said Governor Ricketts. “From balancing our budget and investing in infrastructure to delivering tax relief and launching new workforce initiatives, we continue to build on these strengths, so Nebraska’s families, farmers, and job creators enjoy the Good Life for years to come.”
In overall rankings, Nebraska scored highly in education (#9), infrastructure (#9), and fiscal stability rankings (#11).
In specific categories, Nebraska ranked well in mental health (#5), high school graduation rate (#5), low unemployment rate (#4), high labor force participation rate (#4), housing affordability (#4), power grid reliability (#1), and low pension fund liability (#2) among other things.
“Nebraska continues to work hard to improve its business environment and thus, its showing in rankings such as this one,” said Mary Plettner, CEcD, Nebraska Public Power District Economic Development Manager, “At NPPD we are particularly pleased with the 4th place ranking in energy and the #1 ranking in power grid reliability. This is further evidence that investing in our electrical infrastructure is important.”
Nebraska’s full U.S. News and World Report profile can be found by clicking here.
Portions of this article courtesy of office of Governor Pete Ricketts