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2021 Annual Report

Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC) is connecting the talents of experts, companies, and the university to create a unique culture of innovation. NIC is a campus designated to facilitate new and in-depth partnerships between the University of Nebraska and private sector businesses. NIC is adjacent to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and strategically provides access to research faculty, facilities, and students.

Nebraska Innovation Campus Snapshot

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 1 Campus, Unique Spaces

Office · Wet/Dry Lab · Pilot Plant · High Bay · Greenhouse

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 Over 58 Diverse

Private and Public-Sector Partners

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 455,000 Sq. Feet


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Up To2.2 Million Sq. Feet

of state-of-the-art facilities at full build-out

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 132 Developable Acres

66 of which are shovel-ready

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 88 Student

Internships funded

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 5,411 Participants

In conference facilities at NIC

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 45 Days of Events

In conference facilities at NIC

Annual Impact & Returns

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 $454.7 Million Economic Impact

From operation and investments of business, organizations, and conferences located at NIC

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 $8.77 Million Annual

State and local income, sales, and property tax revenue impact

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 $111.1 Million Annual

Employee compensation impact

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 $9.86 Million In expenditures

Supported by industry sponsorships

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 2,127 Jobs

Statewide employment impact

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 $328.9 Million In total

Cumulative economic impact from investments related to NIC

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 $113.4 Million In cumulative

Employee compensation

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An Estimated 1,950 City and Statewide

Job years generated by investment projects