Bellevue’s largest industry sector is military and defense. Home to one of the largest military installations in the U.S., Offutt AFB has a total economic impact of more than $1.6 billion (2006). www.offutt.af.mil
The defense sector is Bellevue’s next largest sector with more than 30 defense companies doing business in the Bellevue Offutt Community, employing more than 2500 people. For a complete list of defense companies go to find a member and search “defense.”
It is because of our high-tech labor pool, dependable utilities, extensive telecommunications system and urbanized infrastructure that the Bellevue Offutt Community continues to grow. The dark fiber and dual power grids are two key reasons why businesses have been successful and safe.
Bellevue is supported by a thriving retail and service industry and is currently experiencing growth in the senior care sector and over-all health care sector.
Industries providing employment: Education, Health and Social Services (19.6%), Retail Trade (12.8%), Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, and Rental and Leasing (10.6%).
Daytime population change due to commuting: -11,649 (-26.2%), Workers who live and work in this city 5,355 (22.4%)
Economic Development Assistance
Professional economic development services for growing companies are widely available. We’ve provided a list of organizations who can assist you with business expansion, relocation, taxes, tax incentives, power needs, transportation and all other needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce for additional information or needs: President@BellevueNebraska.com.
Nebraska Dept. of Economic Development: http://www.neded.org/
Metropolitan Area Planning Agency: www.mapacog.org/
Move Back to Nebraska: www.MoveBackToNebraska.com
Nebraska Economic Developers Association: http://www.neda1.org
Nebraska Workforce Development: http://www.dol.state.ne.us/
Omaha Public Power District: http://www.oppd.com/ProductsandServices/EconomicDevelopment/index.htm
Sarpy County Economic Development Corp: www.scedc.org
Nodes of Development
Bellevue’s new commercial growth is south and southwest. The key growth areas in the Bellevue/Offutt Community are:
- Cornhusker Corridor – east and west of highway 75, east to Galvin Road and west to 36th St.
- Hwy 370 Corridor – west of highway 75, between 25th St. and 42nd St.
- Capehart Corridor – west of highway 75, between 25th St and 36th St.
- Fairview Corridor – west of highway 75 to 25th St and Platteview Rd.
- Highway 34 Corridor – East of Highway 75. (Light Industrial Development)
- Fort Crook Road
- Downtown Bellevue