Industry Clusters

Industry Clusters

Lincoln is the perfect place to grow your business.

Continually ranking as one of the best places to do business in America, Lincoln proves to have some of the lowest business costs, the strongest workforces and most robust business climates in the US.

Manufacturing & Distribution

Advanced manufacturing, and its related services, has been a major growth industry in Lincoln for over two decades. During this time the breadth of the industry has expanded with the increased dissemination of technology to nearly every industry and sector of the economy. advanced manufacturing businesses benefit from Lincoln’s central location, highly educated workforce, low labor costs, low cost of living, low traffic congestion costs, and business-friendly climate.

Lincoln is home to nearly 50 advanced manufacturing companies. With a central location, Lincoln is well positioned to cultivate this industry. In addition to its ideal location, Lincoln offers some of the lowest business costs. In 2011, Forbes ranked Nebraska as one of the top 10 States for Business. Lincoln was also ranked as #8 for Lowest Overall Electric Rates in a nationwide study of 106 cities.

Lincoln’s advanced manufacturing sector benefits from the vast array of programs that support the development of specialized workforce for this industry. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and Nebraska Wesleyan University both provide an excellent offering of programs related to the field. There are also a number of programs and other institutions tailored to the needs of the advanced manufacturing production sector. While UNL is certainly the backbone of engineering research and education in Lincoln, there are many institutions that offer 2-year and 4-year degree programs in this field. In particular, Southeast Community College has an extensive program in Mechanic and Repair Technologies.

Lincoln also provides a number of research and industry services pertaining to the advanced manufacturing industry, including UNL’s Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Business, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Technology Park, and the Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Click here to view and download Lincoln’s Advanced Manufacturing Report.

Lincoln’s Advanced Manufacturing sectors comprise a broad range of companies including major establishments such as:

VeyanceHeat recovery steam generators for a wide variety of waste heat application
Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp. USARail passenger cars, jet skis, ATVs and utility vehicles
Lincoln IndustriesCustom and production plating, metal anodizing and hard coating
Novartis Consumer Health Inc.Over-the-counter pharmaceuticals
Pfizer Inc.Veterinany pharmaceuticals and biological
Square D CompanyElectronic circuit breakers
Teledyne ISCO Inc.Environmental monitoring and chemical analysis instruments
Li-Cor Inc.Proteomics, genomics, environment and agricultural instruments

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