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Metro Nebraska Propels State Economy, but Some Disparities Persist

By Nathan Kauffman and Matt Clark
December 22, 2016

Nebraska’s economy has continued to move forward, but not all parts of the state have been moving at the same pace. Over the past year, metro areas have been driving most of the gains in Nebraska’s economy, as rural areas have slowed alongside a softer farm economy. Moreover, although Omaha and Lincoln have continued to grow, disparities in economic conditions have persisted within those metropolitan areas. For a clearer picture of Nebraska’s economic health, however, it is important to remember that there are pockets of less-robust activity than what statewide figures show.

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Nebraska’s Agricultural Footprint Dampening State Outlook

By Cortney Cowley and Matt Clark
September 30, 2016
Conditions have deteriorated in Nebraska’s agricultural economy, where the sector exerts a relatively large influence on the overall economy. Moreover, the outlook for agriculture appears pessimistic relative to both Nebraska’s historical data and conditions in bordering states. 
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Speeches by Nathan Kauffman

For the latest Economic Outlook speeches by Nathan Kauffman, Omaha Branch Executive and Economist, please refer to regional research speeches