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Fremont, NE

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Fremont, Nebraska, is poised for a bright economic future. Strategically located at the crossroads of major highway links to reach the downtown Omaha and Lincoln metropolitan areas in less than an hour, the community offers immediate access to big city amenities while retaining an independent rural community flavor.

Major Employer Industries

Value-added Agriculture Products

Food Processing

Fabricated Metal

Healthcare

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Fremont continues to enjoy economic growth with publicly owned land, zoned for business and light industry at Fremont Business Park & Morningside North Business Park.

The community's vibrant manufacturing economy, low tax rates, low cost utilities, outstanding educational opportunities and rural Nebraska work ethic make it a great place to locate your business. Fremont offers:

  • Community College and University education institutions
  • Central location offering an integrated system of 4 lane highways connected to interstate system, mainline railroads, and airport
  • A 100% public power system providing customers with electrical power at some of the lowest rates in the nation

Population

Total Population

27,021

Population
Growth Rate

0.25%

Median Age

40

Diversity Index

44.400

Quality of Life

In addition to a strong employer base, recreational opportunities and community amenities make Fremont an excellent location for commuters to enjoy the quality of life special to rural Nebraska. Activity abounds as the community is home to the Fremont State Lakes, Fremont Splash Station, and John C. Fremont Days. Fremont has a beautiful downtown with quaint shops such as Country Traditions, Yankee Peddler Antiques, Milady coffee house and many more.  Fremont residents looking to enjoy a close-to-home outing can take advantage of 15 neighborhood parks and a trail system.

The community also is known for a strong faith culture. More than 40 different churches representing over 20 denominations serve the spiritual needs of the community.

YOUTH Programs

YMCA with largest footprint in world with addition of NEW Aquatic Center!
City Youth Programs
Fremont Splash Station
Splash Pads
Ronin Pool

It’s hard to describe the quality of life in Fremont. It’s simply above your expectations. We are a refreshing alternative to both the hectic urban life, and the lack of entertainment and opportunities in a more rural area. Simply put, it’s the best of all worlds.

The citizens of our community have strong moral values and incredible work ethics. A case in point is the numerous vibrant and ambitious volunteer and community service organizations. We are a community built on the strength of our volunteers. Many people donate hundreds of hours to accomplish miraculous things. And it shows.

Our healthy and diverse business community consists of dynamic retail, old-fashioned good service, and above-board ethics. Our cultural opportunities compare to cities much larger. Words cannot adequately convey the reality of what you will experience in Fremont.

The community also is known for a strong faith culture. More than 40 different churches representing over 20 denominations serve the spiritual needs of the community. One of Nebraska's premier private colleges, Midland University, is located in the heart of the community, and a priority on education is in the hearts of the citizens of Fremont. A recent election approved nearly $30 million of improvements to the public school system, and Metropolitan Community College has expanded its Fremont Campus to a new site and started the nation's first green data center management degree in partnership with IBM.

To download the Fremont Regional Map to see assets throughout the region click here.

Cultural & Recreational Amenities
Fremont features a wide range of entertainment and recreational opportunities. Public tennis courts, swimming pools, parks, and golf courses are available. Fremont also boasts a top-notch private Country Club and golf course. Fremont State Recreation Area is only one mile away with swimming, water skiing, jet skiing, tent & RV camping, fishing, motor boats, and canoeing. We also have seven indoor theatres. Our local YMCA is one of the premier facilities in the nation, with a state-of-the-art ice rink.

Public Education
The mission of Fremont Public Schools is to produce creative, adaptable, productive citizens committed to life-long learning. Further, it is the goal of the Fremont Public Schools to provide an educational program that will produce productive citizens prepared to successfully compete in the twenty-first century global society.

Fremont Public Schools
Fremont’s Public School became the first district in the state of Nebraska to receive the Accreditation Quality Achievement Award. This AdvancED accreditation expresses the school-community commitment to youngsters and their education. Fremont is proactive in preparing our youth for careers in local businesses. The School-to-Career program has been active since 1998, and provides a work-based learning opportunity by allowing area students to intern with a business during their junior and senior high school years. Dream It! Do It! is an organization with a focus on engaging area High School Juniors and Seniors in manufacturing internships. The Nebraska Internship Program provides grants for college internships at local businesses (InternNE.com).

Private Education - Fremont residents have choices for education opportunities!

Trinity Lutheran School  and  Archbishop Bergan Catholic School

Housing & Income

Households

10,932

Total Housing Units

11,685


Owner Occupied

6,239

Renter Occupied

4,692

Vacant

753

Median Home Value

$137,334


Average Home Value

$172,175

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.20%


Per Capita Income

1.27%

Income Projection

Median Household

$51,285 $52,211


Average Household

$63,091 $67,022


Per Capita

$25,897 $27,581

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,144

Total Employed

13,116

Workers 16+

12,891

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

7

Employed

61

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

1

Employed

1

Construction

Businesses

74

Employed

346

Manufacturing

Businesses

31

Employed

529

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

34

Employed

307

Some
High School

1,095

Graduated
High School

5,377

Associates
Degree

1,826

Bachelor's
Degree

2,497

Graduate
Degree

1,322

Average Commute Time

17 min.



Resident Commuters

9,228

Non-Resident Commuters

3,554

Drive Alone

10,865

Carpooled

1,341

Public

15

Work At Home

193

Workforce Occupations

Fremont is a community that has been dedicated to developing a diversified, educated, skilled workforce for the growth and enhancement of both private and public sectors. The majority of Dodge County residents work for private companies. These companies enjoy low employee turnover resulting in a stable economy for area businesses and employees.

Fremont offers:

  • A stable workforce with excellent work ethics.
  • Local educational opportunities for personalized business/vocational training.
  • Successful placement agencies to quickly locate the employees you need
  • A diversified employment base with economic stability.


Labor Quality and Availability
Stemming from the region’s agricultural roots, a strong “work ethic” is still deeply ingrained in the local population.

Workforce Establishments

Business Establishments by Industry 
Construction:3.0 %
Manufacturing:22.0 %
Transportation and Public Utilities:3.8 %
Wholesale Trade:7.3 %
Retail Trade:21.8 %
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate:2.9 %
Government:16.6 %
Mining: 0.6 %
Service:21.0 %

 

Data for all businesses in area10 miles
Total Businesses:1,492
Total Employees:18,462
Total Residential Population:35,123
Employee/Residential Population Ratio:0.53

Major Employers

Government and Taxation

City Government

Fremont is a first-class city and has a mayor-administrator-council form of government. The mayor is elected every four years. He does not vote on issues unless there is a tie among council members. The administrator is responsible for all city activities, including supervising department heads.  The administrator is appointed by the council for a four-year term. He does not vote on city issues.

The Fremont City Council is the decision-making body of the city. All local laws, policies and expenditures are approved by the eight-member council. The council also approves the bi-annual budgets, levies taxes and acts as the city board of equalization. 

The council meets the second and last Tuesday of each month. Study sessions are held at 6:45 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public and are held in council chambers on the second floor of the Municipal Building, 400 E. Military Ave., Fremont, NE.

Labor Management Relations

There is a history of excellent labor-management relations throughout the community. 

Real Estate

Fremont offers a variety of options, from individual buildings and sites to business parks.  Fremont is an ideal central location  just 35 minutes from Omaha. There is a highly skilled workforce due to both Metropolitan Community College and Midland University being located in Fremont.

Christensen Business Park - located on the west side of Fremont -  is an industrial site ready for construction, with all infrastructure in place.  Morningside North Business Park is a municipally owned 45.56 acre site located near U.S Highway 275.   It has all utilities available on site. There are 6 available lots ranging from a 3.9 acre site to 7.5 acres. It is currently zoned limited industrial. 

The Fremont Business Park is a municipally-owned 80-acre shovel-ready site. These sites offer redundant fiber options from multiple carriers. Reliable, redundant power is available for as low as 4.5 cents per kWh, and 10MW power is available with room to grow. The Business Park offers an ideal central location, just 35 minutes from the Omaha Eppley Airfield. The climate is ideal for outside air cooling.

Fremont Regional Map

Fremont U.S. Transportation Map

Higher Education

Midland University logo

Midland University is an undergraduate, liberal arts college that offers over 50 majors and pre-professional programs. Midland offers a variety of majors in the humanities, the physical and life sciences and the social and behavioral sciences as well as programs of study which prepare students for a specific vocation and/or graduate study. Midland University emphasizes quality, personal attention.  With a 12:1 student to faculty ratio and over 52 student organizations, Midland provides opportunities for a close knit community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni.


With campuses in Fremont, Omaha, and Blair, Metropolitan Community College has many workforce enhancement program offerings, including:

  • Green Data Center Management Degree*
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Computer Technology Training
  • Homeland Security
  • Industrial Safety
  • Industrial Technology, including CAD
  • Professional Skills Development
  • Quality Systems and Productivity
  • Transportation Training

*Metropolitan Community College in Fremont, in collaboration with IBM, is the nation’s first to offer a Green Data Center Management Degree through the IBM Academic Initiative. The courses give students the technical and business skills to prepare them for careers in the design and management of energy efficient data centers.

Metropolitan Community College
P.O. Box 3777
Omaha, NE 68103-0777
402.457.2400
800.228.9553
info@mccneb.edu



Applied Information Management (AIM) Institute

One of the value-added benefits of locating in our region for Information Technology companies is the presence of the Applied Information Management (AIM) Institute. As a not-for-profit membership organization, AIM fulfills its mission by collaborating with business leaders, educators and government to help citizens in Omaha and the surrounding region to develop the skills needed in an information economy
and to prosper through the innovative application of IT.

AIM serves the region by:

* Providing IT Leadership – To help position the community for future business and economic development opportunities in an information economy, AIM provides IT leadership through the Leadership Academy for IT managers, research, conferences, forums and multiple users groups.

* Recruiting Talent – AIM fosters talent recruitment by helping employers, job seekers, entrepreneurs and communities connect with each other. AIM works with the region's employers and communities to attract talent through its robust, online job-posting service, Careerlink.com; informs former and non-Nebraskans of the state's amenities, opportunities and resources.

*  Building a Strong Workforce – AIM facilitates educational programs in our schools, at the workplace and throughout the community to improve the quality of IT education in our region, empower individuals, and to ultimately help build a stronger skilled workforce.

*  Empowering Organizations through IT – AIM partners with nonprofit and educational organizations to help them fund, manage and evaluate their programs. We also assist organizations in capacity-building training and funding.

* AIM also sponsors Infotec, the Midwest’s premier business technology conference. Infotec has quickly become a worldclass event in the IT industry. The conference provides attendees with applicable skills that IT organizations can implement as part of their business technology strategy, today and in the future. Infotec also serves as a valuable opportunity to network with industry experts and high-profile exhibitors so businesses can discover innovative ways to cut costs and
increase revenue.

Transportation

 

Transportation is exceptional due to Nebraska’s central location combined with Fremont’s transportation advantages of strong rail and truck services, and proximity to three major US highways 77, 30 and 275. Highway 275 is a 35 mile connection to Omaha. Interstate 80 is 40 miles southeast and Interstate 35 is 40 miles east.

Download Fremont's Transportation Map Here

To download the Nebraska Transportation brochure click here »

Air Transportation

Fremont Municipal Airport
The airport is owned by the City of Fremont with a 5500' main runway capable of accommodating corporate jets. There are approximately 50 aircraft based here as well as a local chapter of the Civil Air Patrol. Fremont Aviation is contracted as a fixed based operator.

Fremont Municipal Airport5 minutes/1mile
Longest Runway:5500 ft.
Elevation:1203 ft.
Runway Lighting:Yes
Operator:Fremont Aviation

 

Services
Services include hanger rental, fuel depot, aircraft maintenance, aircraft rentals,
flight training and aircraft restoration. Overnight indoor parking is also available on
a first-come, first-serve basis.
• Fuel - Phillips 66 100LL and Jet A

For more information on the airport and available resources and services click here »

The Fremont Municipal Airport was named the 2010 General Aviation Airport of the Year in Nebraska, to read more click here »

Eppley International Airport

Eppley International Airport-Omaha40 minutes/38 miles
Large Aircraft Operators Serving Area:America West Airlines, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Mesa Airlines, Midwest Express, Northwest, southwest, & United Airlines

 

Rail Transportation

Burlington Northern Santa Fe & Union Pacific84 Freight Trains Per Day

To view a map of railroad route in the state of Nebraska click here »

 

Barge Transportation

Omaha Municipal Dock35 miles
Missouri River9 feet depth/300 feet channel width

 

Highway Transportation
Located in Fremont are three major US Highways 77, 30 and 275. Highway 77 is a 50 mile connection to Lincoln, while Highway 30 is the historic Lincoln Highway. Highway 275 is a 35 mile connection to Omaha. Two interstates are also located nearby. I-80 is 40 miles southeast and I-35 is 40 miles east.

Shipping and Distribution
Package Services:

UPS, FedEX, PakMail, Emery Worldwide, Small Package Express, DHL


Truck Lines:

Fremont Contract Carriers865 Bud Blvd.
Fremont, NE 68025
Main: 402-721-3020
Toll-free: 800-228-9842
www.fcc-inc.com
Crete Carrier Corporation400 NW 56th Street
Lincoln, NE 68528
402-475-9521
http://cretecarrier.com
Werner Enterprises14507 Frontier Road
Omaha NE 68138
Ph: (800) 228-2240 or (402) 895-6640
www.werner.com

map of trucking distances

Utilities

Gas, Water, Sewer, and Electricity services are all provided by the City of Fremont. 

For rates contact the Fremont Department of Utilities.

Brian Newton, Utilities General Manager

Ph. 402-727-2630

Click here for more information about the City of Fremont utilities.