UNeMed boosts Nebraska to top 10 rankings

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by Tyler Mueller, UNeMed

OMAHA, Neb. (October 21, 2015)—Citing UNeMed as one of its principle advantages, Nebraska was ranked ninth in the nation for its overall business climate and sixth for its overall transportation and trade, according to a new report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

UNeMed was singled out as one of the companies responsible for Nebraska’s high rankings. The Business Innovation Act was also listed as a reason for Nebraska’s success. Passed in 2011, the Business Innovation Act helps companies with a variety of programs that offer grants, seed funds and other support.

The “Enterprising State” study ranks the top 10 states in more than 35 metrics, such as economic performance, transportation and trade, innovation and entrepreneurship, business climate, talent pipeline, high-tech performance, and methodology. The study focuses on highlighting and celebrating states that have excelled at creating policies and cultures that nurture innovation and entrepreneurs. U.S. annual GDP has grown approximately 50 percent, attributed to surges in innovation by economists, according to the report.

A research base to develop new ideas, the successful transfer of knowledge to the marketplace, and an entrepreneurial culture are some of the elements required to build a tech-based economy, according to the State Science and Technology Institute.

The report highlighted that states are focusing on attracting high-tech firms because they typically bring in higher-paying jobs, create additional, non-tech related jobs, and can be connected and located almost anywhere via the internet. Despite few companies operating in the technological field, the report stated more and more businesses rely on cutting-edge technology from tech-focused companies to compete.


Business Climate

  1. South Dakota
  2. Alaska
  3. Wyoming
  4. Florida
  5. Nevada
  6. North Dakota
  7. Utah
  8. Idaho
  9. Nebraska
  10. Montana


Transportation and Trade

  1. Louisiana
  2. South Carolina
  3. Texas
  4. Georgia
  5. Utah
  6. Nebraska
  7. Tennessee
  8. Washington
  9. Nevada
  10. Alabama

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