Economic Development

Economic Development in Nebraska

Fremont, Nebraska, is poised for a bright economic future. Strategically located at the crossroads of major highway links to reach the downtown Omaha and Lincoln metropolitan areas in less than an hour, the community offers immediate access to big city amenities while retaining an independent rural community flavor.

The City of Fremont invests local LB840 funds for the purpose of attracting new industries and retaining or expanding existing businesses in Fremont. Funds are offered to businesses in the form of low or 0% interest loans and performance-based forgivable loans (grants), based upon creation of new jobs and investment in Fremont. Job creation criteria are detailed in the application. Businesses must provide matching funds for the project.


Fremont enjoys a diverse economic base with major employers in the areas of agribusiness, food processing, fabricated metal processing and electronics manufacturing. As the community looks forward to its economic future, this base will be strengthened by capitalizing on opportunities to link our existing industries to growth areas of the Nebraska economy. Fremont continues to grow with publicly owned land, zoned for business and light industry at Christensen Business Park.


Diversity is not the only business strength of the sixth largest city in Nebraska. The City of Fremont Department of Utilities provides residents and businesses with among the lowest electrical, gas, sewer and water rates in the state. In a recent survey, numerous manufacturers praised the Department of Utilities for its rates and service. These same employers also happily noted the fiscal efficiency of the local government that translates into a lower tax burden for the level of services offered.


In addition to a strong employer base, recreational opportunities and community amenities make Fremont an excellent location for commuters to enjoy the quality of life special to rural Nebraska. Activity abounds as the community is home to the Fremont State Lakes, Fremont Splash Station, and summer cultural events at the Louis E. May museum. Fremont is also "the antique capital of eastern Nebraska". Fremont residents looking to enjoy a close-to-home outing can take advantage of 15 neighborhood parks and a trail system.

The community also is known for a strong faith culture. More than 40 different churches representing over 20 denominations serve the spiritual needs of the community.


One of Nebraska's premier private colleges, Midland University, is located in the heart of the community, and a priority on education is in the hearts of the citizens of Fremont. Metropolitan Community College has expanded its Fremont Campus to a new site and includes a Workforce Development one-stop center.

Fremont invites you to explore opportunities in Fremont and Dodge County. The Greater Fremont Development Council would be happy to assist your business development efforts.

Your inquiries may be directed to the Greater Fremont Development Council at 402.753.8126.