Economic Development

Bennet is one of the fastest growing small communities in Nebraska. The proximityOffice Building in Bennet to Lincoln combined with a small town rural atmosphere makes it an ideal community for all ages. It is far enough from Lincoln to have its own ambience but close enough to have access to:

  • The arts
  • Entertainment
  • Health services
  • Higher education
  • ShoppingRoad in Bennet with mills

Agricultural Industry

Bennet is located in a rural area and is surrounded by a productive crop-based agricultural industry. Additionally, the location and economic climate is attractive for all businesses. Electric rates are lower than in larger cities; property taxes are less, and post office and banking services are available in the community. Bennet, located on State Highway 43, is two miles from four-lane Highway 2, 10 minutes from the southeast edge of Lincoln, and 45 minutes from Nebraska City.

Economic Activities

In addition to successful farming operations, current economic activities in the Bennet area include:

  • Auto and truck service
  • Clock repair
  • Community bank
  • Day care
  • Grain elevator and agricultural input supply businesses
  • Hair salon
  • Heating and air conditioning service
  • Insurance
  • Landscape services
  • Lawn care
  • Metal welding and fabrication
  • Restaurants
  • Used agricultural equipment
  • Used auto sales
  • Woodworking and cabinetry

Governmental Services

Governmental services include a city park, local preschool and elementary schools (the high school is located in nearby Palmyra), post office and the rural water district office. The Bennet Ball club manages summer ball teams for boys and girls. There are three area churches, a volunteer fire department, and several service organizations including the American Legion and Auxiliary, Bennet Builders, and Bennet Area Community Foundation Fund.