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

387

Total Employed

3,051

Workers 16+

2,549

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

25

Employed

774

2020 Manufacturing Businesses

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Businesses

11

Employed

493

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

13

Employed

411

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

54

Employed

215

2020 Public Administration

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Businesses

29

Employed

155

2020 Other Service excl Pub Admin

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Businesses

62

Employed

150

Some
High School

182

Graduated
High School

1,205

Associates
Degree

572

Bachelor's
Degree

546

Graduate
Degree

249

Average Commute Time

13 min.



Resident Commuters

2,222

Non-Resident Commuters

261

Drive Alone

2,086

Carpooled

155

Public

2

Work At Home

147

 

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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