The Chamber of Commerce serves as the catalyst for economic development activities in our community. It serves as a BellevueMapFINALsingle point of contact for prospective and existing businesses in their efforts to establish a new business or to expand existing operations.

The Economic Development department within the Chamber concentrates on fostering economic growth in business and industry through the retention and expansion of existing businesses in our area and by working to attract new employers to the area.

The Bellevue/Offutt economy is blessed with a stable and diverse industrial base. The location of such a progressive industry in the Region is no accident. Business and industry are drawn to the area by our strong pro-business climate, nationally recognized schools, outstanding medical facilities, one of the nation’s lowest costs of living and a labor force with one of the nation’s best work ethics. And, of course, business leaders also praise the region’s transportation assets, communication facilities, mild climate, high quality of life, recreational opportunities and its natural scenic beauty.

The Region’s economic growth is no accident. Economic development does not just happen. The Bellevue/Offutt region is fortunate to have Cities, Counties and Chambers of Commerce that work together to promote economic growth and enhance our Regional quality of life.



Locations/Distance to Major Markets:

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+ Council Bluffs, IA: (8.2 miles, pop. 58,268).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+ Omaha, NE: (8.9 miles, pop. 390,007).
Nearest city with pop. 400,000+ Kansas City, MO: (275 miles, pop. 441,545).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+ Chicago, IL: (569.1 miles, pop. 2,896, 016).


Bellevue Area Climate/Weather Activity

Our climate complements our natural beauty which is just as pleasant as our people. The sun shines on Bellevue more than 365 days each year with an average annual high of 87 degrees and an average low of 29 degrees. Bellevue annually receives, on average, 28.5 inches of precipitation and 32.3 inches of snow.

  • On average, our warmest month is July.
  • The highest recorded temperature was 110 degrees Fahrenheit in 1974.
  • On average, the coolest month is January.
  • The lowest recorded temperature was -23 degrees Fahrenheit in 1982.
  • May is the average wettest month.
  • Elevation: 985
  • Latitude: 41.16 N, Longitude: 95.93 W


Top Overall Employers

  1. Offutt Air Force Base
    205 Looking Glass Ave
    (402) 294-1110
    Employees: 9,537
    Industry: Military
    Location: Offutt AFB, NE
  2. Bellevue Public Schools
    1600 Hwy 370
    (402) 293-4000
    Employees: 1,300
    Industry: Education
    Location: Bellevue, NE 68005
  3. Northrop Grumman
    3200 Samson Way
    (402) 291-8300
    Employees: 600
    Industry: Information Technology
    Location: Bellevue, NE 68126
  4. Bellevue University
    1000 Galvin Road S.
    (402) 219-8100
    Employees: 570
    Industry: Education
    Location: Bellevue, NE 68005
  5. Wal-Mart Super Center
    10504 S. 15th St.
    (402) 292-0156
    Employees: 460
    Industry: Retail
    Location: Bellevue, NE 68123
  6. Hillcrest Health Services
    1702 Hillcrest Drive
    (402) 291-8500
    Employees: 450
    Industry: Senior Care
    Location: Bellevue, NE 68005
  7. City of Bellevue
    210 W. Mission Ave
    (402) 293-3000
    Employees: 232
    Industry: Government
    Location: Bellevue, NE 68005
  8. Lockheed Martin
    4502 Maass Road
    (402) 291-0580
    Employees: 200
    Industry: Service
    Location: Bellevue, NE 68005
  9. Bimbo Baking Co.
    1310 Fort Crook Road
    (402) 731-8370
    Employees: 170
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Location: Bellevue, NE 68005


Population (year 2000): 44,382     Est. population in July 2004: 47,347 (+6.7% change)
Males: 22,006 (49.6%) Females: 22,376 (50.4%)
Elevation: 1050 feet
County: Sarpy
Land Area: 13.3 square miles
Zip Codes: 68005, 68123, 68147

Median Resident Age: 33.5 years
Median Household Income:
Median House Value:

Races in Bellevue:

White Non-Hispanic (83.2%)
Black (6.1%)
Hispanic (5.9%)
Other race (2.8%)
American Indian (1.1%)
Filipino (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races.)
Ancestries: German (28.5%), Irish (15.5%), English (10.8%), Czech (6.0%), Polish (5.9%), United States (5.2%)

For population 25 years and over in Bellevue

  • High school or higher: 91.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 25.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work 19.6%

For population 15 years and over in Bellevue

  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 57.4%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widow: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 11.4%
    5.7% Foreign born (2.0% Asia, 1.7% Europe, 1.6% Latin America)
    Population change in the 1990s: +5,102 (+13.0%)

For additional data visit www.Census.gov and look up the Bellevue Nebraska fact sheet and other details.