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Phelps County, Nebraska is just the place to do business. Our centralized location, productive workforce, low utility costs, and exceptional quality of life make this an ideal place to be. 

Learn more about Phelps County, its location advantage, demographics, major employers, and labor availability. Already sold on the location? Check out our available properties. The 134-acre Phelps County Business & Industry Park has something for everyone.

Whether you are contemplating Phelps County as a new location, expanding an existing business, or planning to start up a new one, the Phelps County Development Corporation is here to help. PCDC is a full-service economic development agency dedicated to helping you get down to business in Phelps County, NE.

Phelps County

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Phelps Laborshed

A labor availability study was conducted by Kenneth M. Lemke, Ph.D. in 2013.  He concluded that an employer offering attractive working conditions with competitive wages and employee benefits in Phelps County would be able to select from a substantial pool of applicants. In fact, the report states, "…a prospective new employer providing job opportunities with competitive wages and benefits and offering career opportunities would be a welcome addition to the employment base in Phelps County. The response to such employment opportunities would be substantial, and as this report shows, there is a sizeable labor force and population base living within the Phelps County Labor Area." Employable Commuters: Phelps County's primary labor pool is drawn from the geographic area illustrated above. With minimal road congestion and convenient access to I-80, existing employers are able to attract qualified employees from a 40-mile radius: a commute time of approximately 45 minutes. For more detailed information, download...Learn More »