About Lincoln

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Lincoln has a flourishing business community and is the home of state government. Learn more...

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The cost of living in Lincoln is low, and our public schools are among the nation's best. Learn more...

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Lincoln is friendly and fun and has more parkland per capita than all but a few U.S. cities. Learn more...

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in an up-and-coming and safe city of 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community.

More parkland in Lincoln, Nebraska than (just about) anywhere else
With more parkland per capita than Austin, Portland and all but a handful of U.S. cities, 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 in Lincoln, Nebraska
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:

  • education
  • government
  • health care
  • banking
  • insurance

Tech and other Growth Areas in Lincoln, Nebraska
Lincoln also has a growing technology sector. Agriculture and manufacturing are also key employers. The Nebraska Innovation Campus promises new tech sector jobs in the future.

Airport in Lincoln and nearby in Omaha
The airport is located 10 minutes from downtown, with a much larger airport located in Omaha, just 50 miles away.

Top 10 Reasons You'll Love Lincoln

  1. #1 U.S. City, Quality of Life
    (The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, 2012)
  2. 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.
  3. #7 best downtown
    (Livability.com 2012)
  4. #1 in America's Healthiest Small Cities
    (Daily Finance 2014)
  5. 6th Best Place for Business and Careers
    (Forbes, 2014)
  6. 6th best city for college students (among cities with 250,000–1,000,000 residents)
    (American Institute for Economic Research, 2012)
  7. 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.
  8. 5th Safest American City (Forbes, 2011)
  9. Bicycle Friendly Community
    (The League of American Bicyclists, 2012)
  10. Top 20 - America's Thriving Cities
    (The Daily Beast, 2013)