Made in Nebraska

Last week, I proclaimed October as Manufacturing Month in Nebraska to recognize the great work of our state’s innovators, builders, and creators. While most people recognize agriculture as Nebraska’s top industry, it’s also important to recognize that manufacturing is our second-largest economic sector.

Manufacturing is a big part of growing great opportunities in the Good Life. According to the National Association of Manufacturers, Nebraska’s total output from manufacturing was over $14 billion in 2018. That represents 11.5% of the gross state product. Manufacturing employment in the state is around 100,000, or ten percent of our state’s total nonfarm employment. From medical equipment to administer future coronavirus vaccines to ag processing, Nebraska’s manufacturers are making premium products that build a great quality of life for people around the world.

 

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