Nebraska continues seven month economic growth trend

Nebraska business owners remain optimistic about economic growth based on results from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research. It is the seventh straight month the state showed positive numbers for the economy and job growth in the Survey of Nebraska Business.

Urban areas, such as Omaha and Lincoln, fared best in terms of economic optimism by business owners. While huge job growth is not expected, business owners expect employment to remain steady, and plan to add jobs in the coming months. The survey is conducted every six months and asks respondents to look ahead.

In addition to the jobs outlook, 28 percent of business owners around the state anticipate an increase in sales through the end of the year.

The latest survey reflects responses from August. In all, 500 surveys were sent out and 161 businesses responded.

“Nebraska businesses overall retained their steady, optimistic outlook,” said Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research. “Business expectations are supportive of continued economic growth through early 2015.”


Source: University of Nebraska

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