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Study: Nebraska Businesses Are Confident About 2021

LINCOLN — Nebraska business confidence was positive in January, according to the latest monthly survey from the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

The Business Confidence Index–Nebraska had a value of 105.9, above the neutral level of 100.

“Business confidence turned positive in Nebraska during January,” said Eric Thompson, an economist who serves as bureau director. “What remains to be seen is whether January reflects a permanent improvement or simply New Year’s optimism.”

Expectations are the key to business confidence. The recent conditions sub-index, which r...


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