Growing Nebraska after 151 Years

This week, Nebraska turns 151 years old. On March 1, Nebraska celebrates Statehood Day, the anniversary of President Johnson signing Nebraska’s statehood proclamation in 1867. We have come a long way since then, and there are many great opportunities to grow the tradition of living the Good Life this year. To ensure a prosperous future for our state, it is important that the State of Nebraska continues to cultivate a pro-growth business climate.

National rankings show some strengths we can build on as well as opportunities for improvement. Right now, Nebraska ranks as the sixth-best state for fiscal health according to George Mason University’s state fiscal rankings. According to the Tax Foundation, Nebraska has the 11th-highest property taxes in the United States and the 26th-highest income tax rate. Forbes ranks Nebraska fourth-best nationally for regulatory environment and the fourth-best state for business.


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