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Economic Development

Bennet is one of the fastest growing small communities in Nebraska. The proximity 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 health services, entertainment, the arts, higher education and shopping. Bennet was established as a strong, independent community and that character still remains.

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.

In addition to successful farming operations, current economic activities in the Bennet area include: used agricultural equipment, grain elevator and agricultural input supply businesses, restaurants, day care, hair salon, community bank, insurance, lawn care, landscape services, used auto sales, auto and truck service, woodworking and cabinetry, clock repair, heating and air conditioning service, and metal welding and fabrication.

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.

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