An Economic Advantage to Businesses
Most businesses understand that electricity plays a critical role in operations, whether it is in lighting a 150,000 square foot warehouse or keeping a conveyor belt moving. The Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) understands this, too.
That's why NPPD - a public power utility with a chartered service territory covering 91 of Nebraska's 93 counties - promises to "safely generate and deliver low cost, reliable energy and provide outstanding customer service." It is NPPD's obligation to provide the power that will meet customers' current and future needs at a cost that keeps money in their pockets.
As a not-for-profit utility, NPPD generates power using a mix of fuel resources, such as coal, nuclear, wind, gas, and hydro, to keep electric rates as low as possible. In fact, Nebraska's industrial rates are significantly lower than the U.S. average.
A Central Hub for Business
Nebraska, located near the geographic center of the nation, offers manufacturers strong regional markets, a strategic supply chain location, and quick and easy access to all parts of North America. Nebraska's transportation routes allow for more efficient and timely delivery.
The 482-mile stretch of Interstate-80 in Nebraska links the East Coast to the West Coast. Within one day, goods shipped by truck reach 26 percent of the U.S. population; add a second day, and the percentage skyrockets to 91 percent. In addition, the nation's two largest rail companies - BNSF Railway Company and Union Pacific Railroad - serve Nebraska. Union Pacific has its headquarters in Omaha and maintains Bailey Yard in North Platte, the largest rail freight car classification yard in the world.
Look for yourself on NPPD's nationally recognized database – www.sites.nppd.com - developed specifically to assist you in your search. Along with an integrated Geographic Information System, the database provides economic and demographic information for specific counties or communities within seconds. Spatial mapping allows instant information regarding the area.
Other information available online or from NPPD's Economic Development Team includes community facts books, profiles and available sites and buildings. Industry profitability studies or customized and confidential research can be provided.
Finally, NPPD's Economic Development Team is well acquainted with the state's tax incentive programs. The team can assist you in understanding the benefits and guide you through the application process. NPPD's Economic Development Team is here to assist you in finding the most "productive" and "profitable" location. Give us a call at (800) 282-6773, Ext. 5534.