This book investigates the vital role of entrepreneurship in the Nebraska economy. It presents the business and economic conditions that affect entrepreneurship in both the short and long run. Using Gallup's extensive survey findings, it reveals the attitudes of small business owners and the general public about such topics as starting a business, entrepreneurship education, economic development, and business transition and succession.

These entrepreneurial conditions and attitudes are examined in different regions of Nebraska to provide an in-depth understanding of the climate for entrepreneurship. The final chapter of the book describes actions that can be taken to maintain the state's dynamic and competitive economy to foster growth, job creation, and expanded wealth and philanthropy. This book's scope and comprehensive analysis can serve as a model for any state to use to advance its entrepreneurship.