Life on The Island

The ideal location for your business.

Few places offer direct access to transportation like Grand Island. But our unique central location is only the first thing that sets our city apart. We're home to a diverse workforce with sites and facilities ready for your operation, all backed by people who believe strong relationships are the key to building great businesses.

We're hiring.

With a low unemployment rate and a diverse array of industries ranging from agriculture to manufacturing, Grand Island offers ample opportunities for ambitious go-getters; you can chase your dreams while ensuring your financial stability. Whether you're a budding entrepreneur, a seasoned professional, or just someone who wants to work hard and play harder, Grand Island has something for everyone.

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  • 97% employment
  • 3,043 industries
  • 3,660 estimated jobs added
    by 2030

We're good neighbors.

Want a cozy abode with a picket fence? Done. Looking for a sleek apartment within walking distance of downtown? Gotcha covered. Interested in a spacious farmhouse with plenty of land for the kids to play? You're in luck! Whether you're a young professional, a growing family, or a retired couple, Grand Island has housing options for any budget. Here, you can enjoy your dream home without sacrificing your life savings.

  • 53,000 residents
  • 60% home ownership
  • 28 schools

We're adventurous.

Whether catching a movie at the historic Grand Theatre, taking in live music in Railside, or exploring over 16 miles of hike and bike trails, there's always something to do in Grand Island. And don't even get us started on the community events - each year, you can look forward to entertainment at the Nebraska State Fair, Grand Comic Fest, Rodeo Grand Island, and so much more.

Real People. Real Stories.

Curious about Grand Island but not sure where to start? Don't just take our word for it – hear it from the people who know best! We've gathered a collection of real-life residents who can't stop raving about this charming Nebraska town. From the friendly locals to the endless entertainment options, let them prove to you that Grand Island is the place to be. So if you're on the fence about making the move, take your pick based on interests or contact them all to get the inside scoop on what life is really like in Grand Island.

  • Payton Kinne

    Payton Kinne

    Hometown boy returns to serve and protect Grand Island The opportunity to serve the community in a city that supports its police…

  • Bradley Brooks

    Bradley Brooks

    Officer Brooks found a better opportunity for himself and his family in the middle of Nebraska. See why he moved halfway across…

  • Lynda Conner

    Lynda Conner

    Lynda Conner relocated to Grand Island from across the country with her husband, and wouldn’t run her business or raise her family…

  • Alexis Rose

    Alexis Rose

    Rose finds chance to learn specialties in Grand Island Police Department Officer Alexis Rose chose the Grand Island Police Department…

  • Sierra Thyfault

    Sierra Thyfault

    Sierra Thyfault returned to her home of Grand Island after a time in a larger metro area to open Helium Salon in the Railside…

  • Michael Rivera

    Michael Rivera

    Michael Rivera came home to Grand Island from a larger city to manage his business and raise a family.

  • Sonephet Manivong

    Sonephet Manivong

    Sonephet Manivong left Grand Island for New York, then came back and started a successful food truck.

  • Brent & Beth Frerichs

    Brent & Beth Frerichs

    Work brought Brent and Beth Frerichs to Grand Island, but the small-town atmosphere and big-city amenities are two of the reasons…

  • Megan Roach

    Megan Roach

    After attending college out of state, Megan Roach could have looked for a job almost anywhere, but she knew where she wanted to…

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Easy access to the beaten path

In Grand Island, the major highway doesn’t come barreling through the center of town - but you will find it a convenient 12-minute drive away. That sums up living here - off the beaten path but close enough to jump right on and go, whenever and wherever you want.

  • Access to I-80 - With three interstate exits, Grand Island provides a fast drive from here to almost anywhere. Via I-80, you have access to New York in the east and San Francisco in the west - as well as all points in between.
  • Airport - The Central Nebraska Regional Airport - noted for its beautiful, modern terminal - provides daily flights to the national hub of Dallas/Fort Worth via American Eagle. From there, destinations across the country or around the globe await. Allegiant offers twice-weekly flights to Las Vegas and Phoenix/Mesa.
  • Great outdoors - Grand Island means city conveniences surrounded by outdoor fun. Take a ride or run on the city’s 30 miles of hike-and-bike trails. Cool off with tubing on the Platte River, or camp at Mormon Island State Recreation Area. Hunting, fishing - and birding - opportunities abound in central Nebraska.
  • Major cities - Grand Island’s low-stress, small-town atmosphere is only hours away from big-city amenities. When city lights beckon, it’s only two hours to Omaha, four and a half hours to Kansas City or six hours to Denver.