Regional Profile

Small-Town Values, Big-Time Opportunities

The City of Sidney is located in western Nebraska near the Colorado border along Interstate 80. 

Why Nebraska!

Best in U.S. for Economic Development Projects Per Capita, Site Selection 2017 & 2018

#3 Top State for Millennial's,, 2017

#4 Best States for Business, Forbes, 2017

#6 Quality of Life, Forbes, 2017

#7 Best State to Find a Job, U.S. News & World Report, 2017


Nebraska has one of the lowest tax burdens in the economy and ranks in the top five states for the following taxes:

  • Capital-intensive manufacturing firms (new)
  • Labor-intensive manufacturing firms (new and mature)
  • Call center operations (new and mature)
  • Corporate headquarters (new)
  • Research and development facilities (new and mature)

Source: Tax Foundation - Location Matters, 2015


Population = 6,888, U.S Census, 2016

Talented Labor Pool

The City of Sidney has a talented, skilled labor pool.  The Nebraska Department of Labor has compiled information in a Sidney Labor Availability Report.

Access to Markets

Sidney is located in the middle of everywhere.  An easy access to markets. In just two day's drive, companies can reach a majority of the U.S. population, coast-to-coast! With access to three rail lines and its location on the intersection between U.S. Highway 385 and east-west I-80 interchange, Sidney is one of the premier transportation service areas in the central United States.

State & Local Incentives

Sidney has several economic incentive programs that coordinate with the state economic development incentive programs.

Quality of Life

Sidney’s quality of life is shown through our education system, our health care system, and the culture and recreation offered to our citizens. Our cost of living in Sidney and Cheyenne County is 16 percent lower than the U.S. average.