Bureau of Business Research


Date of this Version



Published in University of Nebraska News (1967) 47(11): 6 pages.


The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (James W. Monroe)

After 100 years of growth and prosperity based firmly upon a nearly self-sufficient agricultural economy, why has Nebraska seen fit to depart from its rural image and increase its efforts in the highly competitive business of attracting industry?

Business Summary (E. L. Burgess)

August's dollar volume of business in Nebraska increased 3.3% from August, 1966 and the physical volume increased 2.7%. The U.S. dollar volume rose 5.3% from August, 1966. The U.S. construction activity index increased over year-ago levels for the first time since May, 1966. Nebraska's construction index, having last shown an increase over year-ago levels in September, 1966, remained down with a 14.3% decline from August, 1966. Life insurance sales (-1.1%) was the only other Nebraska indicator declining from year-ago levels.

Review (E. S. Wallace)