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Economic Development In Seward County

Why Seward County, Nebraska?

Seward County is an ideal place for businesses to grow and thrive.

Businesses will find that Seward County offers plenty of available land, the largest industrial rail site in the state, major highways, and a nearby Interstate system for logistical ease. The county provides an excellent opportunity for workforce recruitment and supports a diverse economy of many sizes of companies and types of industries.

Business leaders will find Seward County to be welcoming of their ideas for growth. The county leadership consists of progressive, independent thinkers with a good reputation for getting things done. Local banks are strong supporters and public and private entities work well together to promote business growth.

Employees of the companies who choose to locate in Seward County enjoy a quality of life with many benefits. People have a sense of community pride enjoying nearby recreation and trails, small town atmosphere, and great healthcare providers. Parents will appreciate the good educational system, safe place to raise children, and nearby colleges.

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Commercial Properties

LocationOne Information System (LOIS) is a real-time, on-line economic development site selection tool. LOIS provides you with a GIS-enhanced site database system which gives you a strong competitive advantage in the rough and tumble world of site selection.”

Incentives

Local Assistance

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Labor Information & Studies

Housing Study

Click below for the 2019 Seward County Housing Study documents.

Additional Studies

Click below for additional Seward County Study documents.

Leading Employers

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Category A: 500+ Employees

  • Tenneco Inc. (402-643-4511)
  • Concordia University, Nebraska (402-643-7332)

Category B: 499-250 Employees

  • Hughes Brothers Inc. (402-643-2991)
  • Southeast Community College, Milford (402-761-2131)
  • Memorial Health Care Systems (402-646-4618)

Category C: 249-100 Employees

  • Seward Public School District (402-643-2941)
  • Wal-Mart Inc. (402-643-6631)
  • Seward Motor Freight (1-800-786-4468)
  • Seward County (402-643-2883)
  • City of Seward (402-643-2928)
  • Centennial Public School District (402-534-2321)

Category D: 99-50 Employees

  • Milford Public School District (402-761-3321)
  • Houchen Bindery Inc. (402-534-2261)
  • Educational Service Unit #6 (402-761-3341)
  • St. John Lutheran Church, School, & Child Development Center (402-643-2983)
  • Daws Trucking Inc. (402-761-2155)
  • Pac’N’Save (402-643-6609)
  • Jones National Bank and Trust Co. (402-643-3602)
  • Petsource by Scoular (402-803-1860)

Category E: 49-10 Employees

  • Schulz Transfer (402-643-4636)
  • Cattle National Bank and Trust Co. (402-643-3636)
  • Farmers and Merchants Bank (402-761-7600)
  • Norris Public Power District (402-643-2951)
  • Laminated Wood Systems Inc. (402-643-4708)
  • St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and School (402-643-3421)
  • Progressive Sheet Metal (402-643-6000)
  • Department of Health and Human Services (402-643-6614)
  • Breeza Industrial (402-534-2015)
  • Briggs Feedyard Inc. (402-643-2303)
  • WestRock Company (Paper and Packaging) (402-646-3111)
  • Seward County Independent and Milford Times (402-643-3676)
  • St. Paul Lutheran Church and School (402-534-2121)
  • Fehlhafer’s Inc. (402-534-2611)
  • First Bank of Utica (402-534-2191)
  • Midwest Feeding Company (402-761-2053)
  • Tomes Industries Inc. (402-534-3443)
  • Volzke Corporation (402-534-3131)

Welcome to the Seward/Lincoln Regional Rail Campus

“Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the Midwest’s premier rail site campus.”

- MAYOR JOSH EICKMEIER

Site Details

  • 305.63 total acres
  • 300 adjacent acres available
  • Level topography
  • Within City service limits
  • Internal rail loop possible

Innovative Incentives

Property is within a designated Foreign Trade Zone (#59).

Federal, state, and local incentives available. Please see above for local incentives. For information on federal and state incentives, please reach out.

Railroad Access

  • BNSF railroad mainline along north side of property (25 miles to BNSF’s Hobson Yard)
  • Proposed inside loop clear 7,839′ (accommodates a unit train)
  • Proposed outside loop clear 8,570′

Available Workforce

Populations:

  • 6,964 – City of Seward
  • 16,750 – Seward County
  • 285,407 – Lancaster County
  • 370,000 – Seward and contiguous counties
  • 500,000 – Within 50-mile radius

Airport Access

  • 2 miles – Seward – Municipal
  • 27 miles – Lincoln – Commercial
  • 81 miles – Omaha – Commercial
  • 205 – Kansas City – International

Transportation

Highway & Interstate Access:

  • 0.0 miles US HWY 15 – North & South
  • 0.5 miles US HWY 34 – East & West
  • 4.5 miles Interstate I-80

Transportation Infrastructure – Seward/Lincoln Regional Rail Campus

Utilities

Abutting Utilities:

  • Fiber Optics- Layer 2 – 10 Gbps – Unite
  • Power – 115KV substation in close proximity – NPPD
  • Natural gas – 6″ plastic & 4″ steel – Black Hills Energy
  • Water – 14″ & 12″ treated, 16″ raw – City of Seward
  • Sanitary – 16″ & 10″ – City of Seward

Seward County is a member of the Lincoln Area Development Partnership, a regional marketing group in Southeast Nebraska.

To learn more about why doing business in Southeast Nebraska is a good business decision, please visit: www.LincolnPartners.org

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