Lincoln has a flourishing business community and is the home of state government. Learn more...
The cost of living in Lincoln is low, and our public schools are among the nation's best. Learn more...
Cultural offerings in Lincoln are many, and we have the most parkland per capita in the U.S. Learn more...
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in a vibrant and safe city of 250,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community.
Most Parkland in the U.S.
With the most parkland per capita in the nation, an extensive (and growing) bike trail network, many and diverse employment opportunities and a low cost of living, Lincoln is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the Midwest.
Business and Industry
Lincoln also has a flourishing business community and is the home of Nebraska's state government. Lincoln boasts a highly educated workforce that is very attractive to business expansion and new business development.
Leading industries are:
- health care
Tech and other Growth Areas
Lincoln also has a growing technology sector. Agriculture and manufacturing are also key employers. Lincoln voters in May 2009 approved construction of a sports arena and an expansion of an adjacent retail and entertainment center. The Nebraska Innovation Campus promises new tech sector jobs in the future.
Top 10 Reasons You'll Love Lincoln
- #2 U.S. City, Quality of Life
(The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, 2011)
- Lincoln Public Schools was ranked 2nd in quality of education in an eight-state area of the Midwest. In fact, Lincoln maintains the 4th highest percentage of graduating high school seniors in the nation.
- 4th Best Place to Raise a Family
(Children's Health, 2009)
- Top 10, America's Most Livable Cities
- 3rd Best City for Babies
- 5th Best Place for Business and Careers
- Top 10 College Town, Top 100 Place to Live
- Lincoln's health care costs are among the lowest in the nation and according to a study by Milliman & Robertson, Inc., Nebraska businesses pay among the lowest in employee-paid insurance coverage.
- 5th Safest American City (Forbes, 2011)
- Top 10 Best Places to Retire - Place to launch a second career
(U.S. News & World Report, 2012)