June is Dairy Month, and Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) is proud to be part of the Grow Nebraska Dairy Team.
The Nebraska Department of Agriculture, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED), the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska
For dairy processors in particular, Nebraska possesses the infrastructure, supply and workforce to be an ideal location for expansions. Nebraska is the only state that generates electricity entirely by publicly-owned power systems, and that power is among the most cost-
Nearly two million pounds of milk are shipped out of the state every single day, and surveys have shown that more than 70% of Nebraska dairies with more than 500 cows are willing and interested in expanding their herds. Many dairies located in western Nebraska send their milk east along I-80, driving right past many premier sites that could house a processor. A dozen Nebraska communities are openly seeking dairy processing facilities, and nearly half of those have shovel-ready and available sites.
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Dairy producers looking to expand their operations into Nebraska will find an agriculture-centered environment ripe for development. Fifty-one of the state’s 93 counties have gone through the process to be classified a Livestock Friendly County by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, showing their desire and commitment to being a prime location for producers and processors alike. And these counties have the workforce to back up that commitment, with five of Nebraska’s 10 largest cities located within a Livestock Friendly County.
Nebraska is ranked in the top 10 states by Forbes in business cost, regulatory environment, and overall states for business. The ImagiNE tax incentive program provides wage and investment tax credit for qualifying projects. Some projects also can classify as Sales/Use and Property Tax Exempt. Visit imagine.nebraska.gov for the most current information regarding the ImagiNE program.
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If you are interested in learning more about NPPD’s role on the Grow Nebraska Dairy team, contact Economic Development Consultant Brian Vasa at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 308-284-8820.