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.

Success stories

  • Payton Kinne: Hometown boy returns

    Payton Kinne: Hometown boy returns

    Hometown boy returns to serve and protect Grand Island The opportunity to serve the community in a city that supports its police attracted Payton Kinne back to his hometown of Grand Island. Payton joined the Grand Island Police…

  • Bradley Brooks: found a better opportunity

    Bradley Brooks: found a better opportunity

    Officer Brooks found a better opportunity for himself and his family in the middle of Nebraska. See why he moved halfway across the US and is now proud to call Grand Island home. View Law Enforcement Opportunities

  • Lynda Conner: relocated from across the country

    Lynda Conner: relocated from across the country

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

  • Alexis Rose: learning something new

    Alexis Rose: learning something new

    Rose finds chance to learn specialties in Grand Island Police Department Officer Alexis Rose chose the Grand Island Police Department for a chance to get out of her comfort zone and learn something new. Rose joined the department…

  • Josue & Anya Covarrubias: Opportunity and education

    Josue & Anya Covarrubias: Opportunity and education

    A friendship forged over state science standards played a role in a couple of educators moving to Grand Island. Josue Covarrubias grew up in South Sioux City, earned his Bachelor of Science in secondary education at the University…

  • 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 district.

  • Brent & Beth Frerichs: Family friendly

    Brent & Beth Frerichs: Family friendly

    Work brought Brent and Beth Frerichs to Grand Island, but the small-town atmosphere and big-city amenities are two of the reasons they stay. Brent grew up in Axtell and Beth in West Point, but they both attended the University…

  • Michael Rivera

    Michael Rivera

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

  • Megan Roach: Home to stay

    Megan Roach: Home to stay

    After attending college out of state, Megan Roach could have looked for a job almost anywhere, but she knew where she wanted to be. “I kind of always wanted to come back to Grand Island,” said Megan, whose maiden name is Billington.…

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  • Housing

    Come home.

    Your dreams of owning a home with a yard are not only a reality in Grand Island, they are easily within reach. Get a four-bedroom, three bath, three-car garage house on a quarter-acre lot for under $275,000. All in a great location.

    Seriously? Yes. Seriously
  • Entertainment

    We’ve got that.

    Hungry? Get the combination of high-class dining and the local greasy spoons, as well as those national chains. Looking for something to do? We’ve go that, too, including local breweries, an active downtown area called Railside, museums, a water park, live horse racing and more.

    Bored? Let’s fix that

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.
  • Business

    Working it.

    Whether you work from home or you put in the 40 hours at the office, Grand Island is your spot. And if you’re like many others, you may want to start your own successful business here in the middle of the heartland. Grand Island has your back.

    Make a living!
  • Education

    A lot to learn.

    From start to finish, Grand Island is a hub for education. If you have kids or planning to, our neighborhood schools are ready to get them connected with their passions. We also have higher education options and supports.

    School is in!