Thayer County Target Industries

Businesses of all types are growing in Thayer County because of our supportive environment, low cost of living and available workforce. 

The employment rate in Thayer County has grown by 1.84% from 2018. The most popular employment sector for those individuals who live in Thayer County is Health Care and Social Assistance, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Retail Trade. These industries make up individuals in the workforce that are experienced in management, production, office and administration.

Workforce

Total Businesses

364

Total Employed

2,900

Workers 16+

2,528

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

23

Employed

780

2021 Wholesale Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

17

Employed

455

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

13

Employed

363

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

51

Employed

201

2021 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

59

Employed

144

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

28

Employed

143

Some
High School

193

Graduated
High School

1,199

Associates
Degree

591

Bachelor's
Degree

548

Graduate
Degree

212

Average Commute Time

13 min.



Resident Commuters

2,206

Non-Resident Commuters

265

Drive Alone

2,082

Carpooled

138

Public

2

Work At Home

158

 

State and Local Target Industries 

The following target industries have been identified by the state of Nebraska due to our existing business ecosystem, educational opportunities, workforce, connectivity and local assets. Click here for more information on each of the below target industries. 

  • Agribusiness and food processing
  • Biosciences
  • Advanced manufacturing 
  • Renewable energy
  • Financial services
  • IT and data services
  • Health and medical services
  • Business services
  • Tourism and hospitality
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Call centers and e-commerce
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