Business Climate

Building a business in Syracuse, Nebraska means investing in a thriving community. Syracuse is strategically located near the intersection of Highways 2 & 50 — just 50 miles south of Omaha, 30 miles southeast of Lincoln and 20 miles west of Nebraska City. A strong, agri-based economy has propelled our population to grow by 10% over the past ten years!

Area residents are bright, hard working people who make excellent employees. Housing is affordable and plentiful. As a Class C-1 public school, Syracuse delivers a top-notch education to K-12 students. Our community is known for its strong faith culture with six churches of various denominations in Syracuse, plus several more in surrounding towns. We are proud to that many of our young adults are choosing to come back home to start new businesses or raise their families here.

Business facilities are available in historic, downtown buildings or you can select a new site in our business development center on the north edge of town. The City of Syracuse has a solid infrastructure, low utility rates and a 6.5% sales tax rate. Tax increment financing is available for businesses that want to start fresh or simply make improvements. Our Syracuse Area Chamber of Commerce group provides valuable networking opportunities. When you invest in Syracuse, you gain access to all of these benefits and more!

For answers related to operating a business here, contact the Syracuse Area Economic Development Corporation (SAEDC) today. We have business development tools available to help you create long-range business plans through our economic development network. SAEDC is focused on encouraging business retention and economic development while promoting the quality of life in the Syracuse, Nebraska area.

Syracuse is an ideal place to grow your business – contact us to find out more!