Once again in 2017, Nebraska was named the #4 Best State for Business in the 12th annual ratings published by Forbes magazine, marking the state’s third consecutive top showing. The Cornhusker state also ranked in the top ten for such categories as:
- regulatory environment (4th)
- quality of life (6th) and
- business costs (7th).
“Businesses do consider rankings like this when making location decisions,” said Mary Plettner, CEcD, Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) Economic Development Manager. “NPPD’s retail rates have not changed for five years straight and are among the lowest in the U.S. They are one reason, among many, Nebraska’s low electric rates helped the state earn the #7 rating for business costs.”
In other categories Nebraska ranked #17 in labor supply, #22 for growth prospects and #25 in economic climate.