Since the creation of public power in Nebraska, NPPD and its predecessors have had an organized economic development program with a full-time staff dedicated to the promotion of sustained economic growth in Nebraska. NPPD’s Economic Development Team partners with NPPD’s retail division and wholesale customers concentrating on positioning communities and regions for economic growth, assisting with the expansion and retention of existing industry, and/or attracting new business.
Job growth is one measure of the success of economic development efforts. According to the Nebraska Department of Labor, manufacturing employment growth in non-metropolitan Nebraska has increased 51.1 percent since 1986, while the national average has decreased 1.0 percent. Nebraska’s economy is strong and growing.