Nebraska Thriving Index
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
The first economic and quality of life benchmarking tool for rural Nebraska. Identify trends in your region and drill down into potential causes to create purposeful strategies for a thriving rural future!
Projects from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Bureau of Business Research (Bureau) have bench-marked economic growth and resources in the state’s two largest metropolitan areas — Lincoln, Neb., and Omaha, Neb. Research into the sources of growth has examined how growth is influenced by amenities enjoyed by both business and households and linkages between industries located throughout the state.
Now, the Rural Futures Institute (RFI) at the University of Nebraska (NU) has convened and funded an expanded research team of faculty and students from the Bureau, the University of Nebraska at Kearney and Nebraska Extension Community Vitality Initiative to bring this analysis to all regions of Nebraska.