Bureau of Business Research


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Business in Nebraska vol. 55, no. 649


Copyright 2000 by Bureau of Business Research, University of Nebraska.


Companies in Nebraska that export goods or services internationally employ more than 100 workers, operate as corporations, and conduct business at several locations. Manufacturing and wholesale trade companies that have been operating for at least five years and market nationally (over40 stales) are the most likely exporters, but most report less than one-quarter of their revenues from exports.

This article profiles the small but vital group of Nebraska's international exporters. This profile is based on a survey of Nebraska's nonagricultural businesses con· ducted by the Nebraska Department of Labor in July 1999. Companies responding to the survey were asked if they exported goods or services internationally. Since no lime period was specified in the question, some respondents may have referred 10 export shipments from more than a year prior to the survey. The yes/no responses are the basis of his profile.