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Nebraska Franchise Opportunities

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If you like the idea of small town living, and want a close-knit community you can bring a new franchise to, Nebraska might suit you just fine.

Little Cities, Big Opportunities

Almost 90 percent of the cities in Nebraska have fewer than 3,000 people living in them, with many towns clocking in at fewer than 1,000 people. The two largest cities in Nebraska are Omaha, with about 434,000 people, and the state capital Lincoln, which has about 268,000 residents. There are definite benefits to locating your franchise business in one of the small towns, so long as there's sufficient foot traffic where you open (and most retail franchises will have in-house experts or consultants to help with site selection).

Agriculture Awareness

The main industry in Nebraska is agriculture. The state is a major producer of corn, soybeans, sorghum, beef and pork.

Other economic drivers include transportation, telecommunications, insurance and manufacturing.

Let’s Talk Taxes

Nebraska has a corporate income tax that varies depending on income, as well as a franchise tax the state calls the “corporate occupation tax.” The state personal income tax is ranges from 2.46 to 6.84 percent. There are also state and city sales taxes, which vary depending on location.

Business by the Numbers

  • There are nearly 160,000 small businesses in Nebraska, and more than a quarter of them are women-owned.
  • Nebraska has a GDP of $80 billion that has been climbing steadily for the past three years.
  • Unemployment in the state is about 2.9 percent, one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country.
Texas Franchise Opportunities

Everything may be bigger in Texas, but it ranks second in many things: population, size of the state and GDP. Still, that’s enough to make it one of the biggest, most productive states out there, with enough barbecue, chili and cowboys for all.

Massachusetts Franchise Opportunities

One of the most historical places in America, Massachusetts has seen the first colony of Plymouth, the Salem witch trials, the Boston Tea Party and is home to Harvard University—the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. This little state has a lot of people, and is a solid option for where to start your next franchise.

Ohio Franchise Opportunities

It’s consistently been ranked one of the best states for business, is a bellwether state for politics and is conveniently located between two of the major regions of the country. Ohio would be a superb choice for a place to live and start a franchise!