Industry Sectors with a Distinct Competitive Advantage

Target Industries

Falls City Economic Development and Growth Enterprise (EDGE) actively pursues industry sectors where we have a distinct competitive advantage, including advanced manufacturing - wind energy, rail transportation services, and business services - customer service call centers and data centers.  These targets build upon our recent development successes and are well matched to the area's assets and workforce skills and knowledge.  Learn more about why Falls City and Richardson County, Nebraska, are a good fit for these industry sectors:

Advanced Manufacturing/Wind Energy

  • wind energyCentral U.S. location in the center of the U.S. wind corridor and wind energy industry; Nebraska ranked 4th nationally in potential wind energy generation 
  • Established growing manufacturing industry base and home to one of the largest wind farm projects in the State of Nebraska  
  • Access to transcontinental transportation networks, including two Class I railroads and Interstate 29 which connects to I-80 to the north and I-70 and I-35 to the south 
  • Available skilled manufacturing workforce and flexible training programs to enhance/upgrade worker skills
  • Affordable and reliable municipal utilities
  • Competitively-priced industrial sites in the Falls City Industrial Park
  • Favorable pro-business climate and performance-based tax and financial incentives available through the Nebraska Advantage program
  • Low unemployment and workers' compensation rates; right-to-work-state 
  • Learn more about the State of Nebraska's wind energy location advantages, visit the Nebraska Department of Economic Development's website

Rail Transportation Services

  • railroadCentral location and access to two Class I transcontinental rail systems, including the BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad 
  • Competitive utility and land costs, including potential 80 to 200-acre dual rail-served site in theFalls City Industrial Park 
  • State/regional tax advantages, including no inventory tax
  • Tax and financial incentives available through the Nebraska Advantage program

Business Services: Customer Service Call Centers and Data Centers

  • customer serviceWired for business with an advanced Fiber-to-the-Home telecommunications network
  • Reliable, low cost municipal utility rates 
  • Safe and secure from terrorist activity, rolling blackouts and natural disasters such as floods, wildfires, hurricanes and earthquakes  
  • Available skilled workforce with service-related occupational experience and customized, flexible training programs targeted at this industry sector
  • Available newly-remodeled office building 
  • Commercial air service within a 90-minute drive  
  • Tax and financial incentives available through the Nebraska Advantage program
  • Learn more about the State of Nebraska's location advantages for information technology-driven businesses and data centers, visit the Nebraska Department of Economic Development's website

For more information on how Falls City and Richardson County are strategically positioned for growth opportunities in these industry sectors, please contact us.


View Our 2018 Annual Report

It is with great pleasure that we present the 2018 Annual Report of Falls City Economic Development and Growth Enterprise (EDGE). As you can see, we have realized another successful year on the economic development front with the area realizing some great projects in 2018. Learn More


Falls City is Economic Development Ready

Falls City earned the prestigious Nebraska Economic Development Certified Community designation, a recognition of our community's economic development readiness. Learn More


Main Street USA

Falls City is the county seat of Richardson County. The town square is the hub of business, government and professional services. Falls City is focused on revitalizing its downtown district and in 2010 was welcomed into the Heritage Nebraska Main Street Program. Visit the Falls City Chamber of Commerce/Main Street website to learn more.

Manufacturing Day

National Manufacturing Day

National Manufacturing Day was a big success in Falls City!  EDGE hosted middle school students from Humboldt Table Rock Steinauer, Sacred Heart and Falls City Public for tours of our leading manufacturers.  Open Doors, Open Minds. Inspiring the next generation of manufactureres. Learn More