Although attained by the U.S. in 1803 through the Louisiana Purchase, Nebraska as a state didn’t become official until 1867. Primarily consisting of flat plains, the state is ideal for farmland and pastures. Consequently, grain production (corn, wheat, and sorghum) and cattle and hog industry are at the forefront of its economy. Nebraska is one of the U.S.’s largest meat-packing centers. And not only this; Nebraska is the birthplace of several famous Americans, including Malcolm X, Gerald Ford, Fred Astaire, Johnny Carson, Warren Buffett, and Marlon Brando.
Nebraska stands out from other U.S. states in that it is the only one with a unicameral legislature, and its elected officials have no party designation. The state provides reasonable taxes and low hiring costs, making it wise for new small business owners to “set up shop” there.