Regional Profile

Small-Town Values, Big-Time Opportunities

The City of Sidney is located in western Nebraska near the Colorado border along Interstate 80. As one of Nebraska's fastest growing cities, Sidney has experienced nearly $250 million in new investment within the last five years.

Why Nebraska!

#2 Employment Leader
Business Facilities 2012 Rankings Report

#3 Pro-Business State
Pollina, 2014

#4 Best State for Doing Business
CNBC, 2014

#5 Top State for Young People 2012


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



Labor Force within 50 miles = 25,529
City of Sidney Population = 6,801
City of Sidney Labor Force = 3,887
Cheyenne County Population = 10,167
Cheyenne County Labor Force = 5,801

Access to Markets

 There is 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 has become 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.