Date of this Version
Business in Nebraska vol. 55, no. 646
The latest Nebraska Quarterly Business Conditions Survey (NQBCS)for 3'" Quarter 1999 along with prev· ious survey reports indicate that the nation 's long· running economic prosperity is creating stress on many of Nebraska's businesses.The stress appears to be more savereon smaller independent businesses in the state's nonmetro counties, and is almost entirely due to the continuation of a very tight tabor market, plus greater competition from national and international businesses.
This artide focuses on business trends in orderto evaluate the effect of the current economic prosperity on Nebraska's businesses. The primary data sources are NQBCS reports for 1st quarter 1997 through 3rd quarter 1999.
Regional summaries for 3rd quarter 1999 NOBCS are available from any ofthe web sites listed at the end of this artide where regional definitions also are provided.
Transter Pavmenls in Nebraska. 1990 to 1991