Nebraska's ethanol industry is worth $5 billion a year, study finds - Omaha World-Herald

Article by Russell Hubbard - April 14, 2015

The Nebraska ethanol industry had an economic impact of about $5 billion last year, according to the first research on the topic to include the effect of the motor fuel’s valuable byproducts.

The report also said the industry is employing 1,300 people at an average wage that is 21 percent higher than the state’s average manufacturing wage.

“Economic Impacts of the Ethanol Industry in Nebraska” was prepared by the University of Nebraska’s Department of Agricultural Economics and the school’s Bureau for Business Research. It is scheduled to be formally released today at a press conference at the university.

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