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With a county population of just 10,000 one might expect little variety, but Phelps County has a plethora of restaurants. With everything from convenience food franchises to locally owned fine dining establishments, your tastebuds will find many flavors to enjoy.

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Phelps County Workforce Establishments

Total Businesses:   985
Total Employees:   5,165
Total Residential Population:   9,249
Employee/Residential Population Ratio:   0.56

Businesses By NAICS

Category Number
Total Businesses 672
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus 44
Mining Bus 0
Utilities Bus 9
Construction Bus 34
Manufacturing Bus 16
Wholesale Trade Bus 33
Retail Trade Bus 90
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus 17
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus 4
Electronics & Appl Store Bus 4
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus 12
Food & Beverage Stores Bus 12
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus 6
Gasoline Stations Bus 5
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus 6
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus 3
General Merchandise Str Bus 2
Misc Store Retailers Bus 17
Nonstore Retailers Bus 2
Transportation/Warehouse Bus 36
Information Bus 14
Finance & Insurance Bus 58
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus 23
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus 10
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus 25
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus 15
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus 37
Legal Services Bus 9
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus 0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus 14
Educational Services Bus 22
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus 55
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus 14
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus 26
Accommodation Bus 3
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus 23
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus 85
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus 16
Public Administration Bus 53
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Phelps County Leading Employers

Phelps County Employers

Employer Product FTE*
Becton Dickinson Insulin syringes 534
Allmand Brothers Portable light towers, arrow boards, & industrial heaters 177
Hawkins Manufacturing Farm Equipment 18
Nebraska Star Beef Beef processing 8
Earth Science Laboratories, Inc. Algaecide and bactericide used in the treatment of lakes, ponds, potable water, pools, spas, & hot tubs 7
Holen One Farms Spices, marinades, & BBQ sauce 2


Private Employers
Employer Product FTE*
LandMark Implement, Inc. Farm equipment, products, & services 227
Phelps Memorial Health Center Medical 220
Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. (IES) Electrical design, construction, & maintenance 215
CHS Agri Service Center Mixed-grain feed & fertilizer 200
Holdrege Public Schools Education 168
Holdrege Memorial Homes Long term care/retirement center 150
Christian Homes Care Community Long term care/retirement center 130
Central NE Public Power & Irrigation Electric Utility 102
Mosaic Services for developmentally disabled 54


Public Employers
Employer Product FTE*
Phelps County County Government 81
City of Holdrege City Government 56

*Full Time Equivalent

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