It’s Time to Explore 3 of Nebraska’s Most Important Historical Manufacturing Plants

There are buildings sprinkling our state that are filled to the brim with history and have housed some of the most important manufacturing activity of the century. Here are a few of our favorites: Kearney Cotton Mill: According to the Nebraska State Historical Society, early Kearney business leaders foresaw the future of Kearney as a […]

Kellogg’s Long History in Nebraska Will Continue

There’s no doubt about it: The cereal industry is a difficult one these days. After cereal sales peaked in the 1990s, cultural norms for what’s important about food have changed. Cereal has become a nostalgic item for many people, rather than a go-to for most Americans. The New York Times says that “cereal sales have […]

High-Tech Lovers Can Find a Niche in Nebraska

One of the phrases commonly thrown around in connection with manufacturing is “high-tech.” And in case you haven’t yet heard, Nebraska is about to witness a birth of high-tech jobs in Kearney as a federal program turns the city into a “hotspot for jobs of the future.” NTV reports that Kearney is one of 21 […]

Nebraska Tech Company Pioneers ‘Rural Sourcing’

Outsourcing American manufacturing jobs to other countries was a major theme in the industry circa 2001. In fact, outsourcing to China actually cost the U.S. 3.2 million jobs from 2001-2013. According to a report from the Economic Policy Institute, three quarters of those jobs were in manufacturing. That’s no small number, and it significantly impacted […]

Fortune Magazine Recognizes Nebraska’s Quality Labor Force

This week, Fortune Magazine ran a piece titled “How This State Ended up with America’s Lowest Unemployment Rate.” If you haven’t figured it out yet, “this state” referred to Nebraska, the holder of the title of lowest unemployment rate in the entire nation. With a 2.6% unemployment rate, the current rate for June is Nebraska’s […]

Nebraska Works Hard to Invest In Sustainable Technology

From solar-powered pivots in Lindsay to the addition of wind turbines throughout the Midwest and Nebraska, Nebraska has long been a pioneer in sustainable and renewable technology. A priority for manufacturers is finding the best, most efficient, and most sustainable way to produce something, and that includes energy as well. How can we invest now […]

Governor Ricketts Meets with Global Manufacturer CNH Industrial

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts took office in January, and has been working tirelessly ever since to help promote Nebraska’s economy. One of the ways that government officials are able to do this is by taking trade trips, missions to meet with economic and industrial partners around the world. Ricketts’s first trip took place this June, […]

Exeter Residents Can Now Take Advantage of a New Tech Lounge

Exeter, Nebraska is in Fillmore County, sitting astride the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Main line, and U.S. Highway 6, also with easy access to I-80. The town was founded in 1870, made possible by the Homestead Act of 1862 that enabled settlers to acquire 160 acres of land, free of all charges besides the […]

3 Nebraskan Innovations Making Their Way Around the Globe

Nebraskans have been making the news right and left lately with advances in manufacturing, engineering, and science that are crossing our state borders and making appearances in the rest of the country and the world. Here are a few of the noteworthy appearances. If there’s any we missed, please leave a comment in the section […]

25 Cents Worth of Nebraska History

If you’re anywhere near Beatrice, Nebraska or the surrounding area, you most likely have heard about the hoopla surrounding the creation of a new quarter: The Homestead, the first of 2015 and the 26th overall in the United States Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters program. Last week, The Homestead joined the ranks of Yellowstone National […]