Nebraska Business & Entrepreneurship Reports

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2022 Nebraska Venture Capital Report

Invest Nebraska

This report highlights the successes and critical impact that venture capital plays in technology-based economic development by financing science and technology companies in our state.


America’s SBDC 2022 Annual Report

America’s SBDC

America’s SBDC represents America’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) – the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories. SBDCs are hosted by leading universities, colleges, state economic development agencies and private partners, and funded in part by the United States Congress through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration.


NBDC  2021 Annual Report 

Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC)

The NBDC Annual Report celebrates the economic impact of small businesses in Nebraska. In its pages, you will find not only facts and figures but the personal stories of NBDC clients testifying to the continued support of Nebraska’s business community. Featured are stories about the winners of NBDC’s annual business awards.


2021 Entrepreneurship in Nebraska

Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR) & Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC)

Through a review of baseline data on entrepreneurship in Nebraska, interviews, and a survey, the Entrepreneurship in Nebraska Report summarizes the key challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurship development in Nebraska from the perspective of the statewide entrepreneurship ecosystem.


2021 Landscape Analysis Update 

Nebraska Tech Collaborative (NTC) & Aksarben Foundation

In late June 2019, Chapman and Company was hired by the Aksarben Foundation to do a landscape analysis regarding the information technology workforce in Nebraska. This paper is an update of the 2019 data, using 2020 and 2021 (when available) data.


The Combine:  Annual Report 2021

The Combine

The Combine is a statewide initiative supporting high growth entrepreneurs in food and agriculture. The program consists of go-to-market support through mentorship and a capital readiness program, networking events, a group of partnering producers across the state, as well as incubation space on Nebraska Innovation Campus.


Greater Omaha Chamber 2021 Annual Report

Greater Omaha Chamber

Despite an unpredictable 2021, the Greater Omaha Chamber stayed the course—making great strides toward the Omaha 2040 vision.


COVID-19 Impact on Nebraska Businesses: Nebraska Business Response Survey Report

University of Nebraska at Omaha Center for Public Affairs Research and the College of Public Affairs and Community Service

The State of Nebraska, the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce, the University of Nebraska, and several local project partners came together to develop and share the Nebraska Business Response Survey to understand the impact coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on the revenue and workforce of organizations across the state and find the best ways to support our business and nonprofit community during this crisis. This report provides an executive summary for the survey and analysis of quantitative survey questions by industry.

Round One Report – May 2020

Round Two Report- July 2020