Let's get to work. 

Our vibrant economy is rooted in the diverse businesses that make up the fabric of our community. Norfolk is continually growing and we are partnering with our businesses to ensure they have qualified talent that can take them to the next level in our global economy. 

Talent Attraction

We have engaged with the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau and the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce to build an interactive website at and dedicated funds to a full time position that works to create and execute an extensive social media marketing strategy in order to promote all that is unique to the Norfolk area. We also work alongside our partners to publish a bi-annual magazine which features engaging stories centered around our Live, Work, Play, and Grow theme. 

Pipeline Development

Our business tour videos give viewers an insiders perspective to the businesses that call Madison County home. A career portal, currently in development, will provide career awareness for opportunities in the Norfolk area. Additionally, we are working to identify ways to strengthen internship programs for our business community. 

Workforce Development

We are working alongside Wayne State College and Northeast Community College through the Northeast Nebraska Growing Together initiative to increase the number of Norfolk area four-year college graduates in specific career programs and to provide various types of opportunities for workforce training. 

Retention Strategy

To reduce out migration and promote community integration we are working hard to create opportunities for people to make strong connections through our CONNECT YP group and through the Northeast Nebraska Growing Together initiative. 

Workforce Studies

Northeast NE Hiring &
Training Report, 2018

The Northeast Nebraska Survey of Hiring and Training Needs gathered information from business owners, managers, supervisors, and human resource personnel about Norfolk area labor issues and workforce needs.

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Norfolk Labor Availability Report, 2018

This study has identified that there is a large pool of individuals actively seeking work, as well as potential job seekers, in the Norfolk labor market area.

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Madison County Trend Study, 2018

This study provides data on labor force, employment, commuting patterns, population, migration, retail sales, and income for Madison County.

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