Nebraska State Capitol building is located in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.

Invest in a City of Excellence: Signarama Franchise in Lincoln

Signarama, the premier promotional products and signage franchise in the United States, is looking for the newest franchise owner in Lincoln, Nebraska! Lincoln’s dedication to helping its business owners and residents succeed make it one of the most economically strong cities in the nation. On top of that, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln keeps the population diverse and well-educated. At Signarama, we want our investors to bring our quality products to quality cities, which is why we want to open a location in Lincoln. Read on to learn more about this amazing city.

Resources for Business Owners

Nebraska’s Star City has a designated Urban Development Department, whose purpose is to keep the city thriving. One program that the Urban Development Department uses to do this is the Tax Incremental Financing (TIF), which the city uses to improve struggling areas without the city, encourage job creation, and stimulate investment throughout the city. Businesses can qualify for TIF if they locate or invest in designated areas of the city with deteriorating buildings, declining populations, low income residents, or high unemployment. TIF funds come in the form of property tax reimbursements and can be used for expenses related to relocating, building, or opening in the area.

City Development

Not only does Lincoln help businesses and their interests, but the city also has a Community Development Division (CDD), whose purpose is to improve the lives of the low- to middle-income citizens in the city while simultaneously improving the city as a whole. The CDD is largely funded by federal grants, which are generally used for improving such things as improving and building low-income housing and other neighborhood projects like maintaining parks and developing commercial areas.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, or UNL, is one of the largest research universities in the country with research expenditures of $288 million. Established in 1869, UNL is consistently considered one of the top schools in the United States. Indeed, in 2015, for the twelfth year in a row, UNL was in the top fifty best public universities ranked by the US News and World Report; additionally, UNL is ranked in the top third of all United States universities public and private. UNL was one of the first universities west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees, issuing the first in 1896. The university has a particular penchant for science, as the field of ecology was founded there and it was the home of the very first undergraduate psychology laboratory.

With everything Lincoln has to offer, it’s no wonder we want a Signarama location there. The city is committed to keeping the economy and daily life of its residents top tier. This commitment to excellence mirrors Signarama: we strive to recruit the best people, provide the best products, and create the best franchise in the industry. If you’re ready to be your own boss, click this LINK to find out how to open a Signarama franchise.

Sources

  • https://lincoln.ne.gov/city/urban/comdev/index.htm
  • https://lincoln.ne.gov/city/urban/comdev/index.htm
  • http://www.unl.edu/about-unl/